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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

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Three People Injured in Head-on Crash Near Byron

Around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with several ambulance and fire department from surrounding communities responded to a two vehicle head-on accident. The accident occurred in the 5000 Block of N. River Road. Deputies say a pickup truck was heading northbound on River Road when a vehicle heading south crossed the center…read more »

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No Wake Restriction Lifted on Rock River in Ogle County

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle has lifted the No Wake restriction for the Rock River. Boaters are urged to reduce speeds in the area of the Byron bridge due to minor flooding in the undeveloped areas adjacent to the bridge. Operators should be cautious of debris and swift currents associated with the continued high volume…read more »

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Driver Loses His Life in ATV Accident

Shortly before 8pm Wednesday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Wendorf Road in rural Monroe Center for the report of an all-terrain vehicle accident with injuries. Upon arrival, it was learned that 45 year old Larry Shearer of Monroe Center was operating a Yamaha ATV on a residential driveway in the 4900 Block of North…read more »

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Leaf River Man Charged With DUI Following Single Vehicle Crash

Just before 1pm on Tuesday the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, Leaf River Fire and Ambulance responded to a one vehicle rollover accident with injuries. The accident happened in the 400 block of E. 3rd Street in Leaf River.  A Caravan was westbound when the vehicle crossed over into the east bound land, entered a ditch…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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