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Byron is a city in Ogle County, Illinois, United States, probably best known as the location of the Byron Nuclear Generating Station, one of the last nuclear power plants commissioned in the United States. Byron is located in Byron Township, along the Rock River. The population was 3,753 at the 2010 census, up from 2,917 at the 2000 census. The town bills itself as the “Gateway to the Rock River Valley”.

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Byron News

Meyer Duane

Bail Reduction Denied for Byron Murder and Arson Defendant

On October 16, 2019, the Defendant Duane Meyer appeared in Court before the Honorable John “Ben” Roe in regard to a Motion for Bond Reduction filed by the Defendant in an attempt to reduce the $10,000,000.00 bond.   This had previously been set. During the hearing the People, represented by State’s Attorney Eric Morrow, opposed the…read more »

Meyer Duane

Arrest Made in Three Year Old Byron Arson and Murder Case

For nearly three years, people in Byron have wondered who was responsible for the arson fire that claimed the life of a 37 year old mother and her 3 year old son. As of Wednesday the answer may have been given. In the early morning hours of October 19 of 2016 in Byron Police and…read more »

Rock River Oregon

Ogle County Sheriff Implements No Wake on Rock River

Based on the current National Weather Service river levels and the forecasted crest the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office has implemented the NO WAKE ordinance effective immediately. (09/13/2019) Travel on the Rock River in Ogle County is limited to 5mph. An up to date chart indicating river levels is available on the Ogle Safe smartphone app.…read more »

Byron Obituaries


Shirley Ann Adams

Shirley Ann Adams, age 68 passed away at home Sunday, March 4, 2018 surrounded by her family. Shirley was born on April 21, 1949 in Sterling the daughter of Thomas and Bernice (Ennis) Holcomb. She married Harold G. Adams on October 29, 1977 in Rock more »

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