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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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Sauk Valley Voters Said Yes to Almost All Tax Increase Requests

Voters in several Sauk Valley communities had to decide if they wanted to raise their taxes for specific reasons. In Oregon the Police Protection Tax Increase of .60% on all taxable Property was approved 195-147.  Franklin Grove voters overwhelmingly approved the construction of a new fire station as the Fire District Bond was approved. Voters…read more »

Ogle County Sheriff Vandels

Ogle County Deputies Make Arrests in Vandalism Case

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office concluded an investigation into several incidents of vandalism on River Road in the Byron area. On Saturday Sheriff’s Deputies took into custody two juveniles age 11 and 15 and then released them to their parents. The juveniles are accused of damaging lights, breaking windows and leaving graffiti on more »

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Teen Driver Cited and Second Driver Injured in Two Car Crash

About 1:30 Saturday afternoon Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 9000 block of West Town Line Road in reference to a two vehicle accident. After an investigation it was learned that 19 year old Matthew Akins of Leaf River had observed a vehicle in the oncoming lane.  Akins attempted to avoid the vehicle, at…read more »

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Demmer Says Lawmakers Do Not Care What Tax Barrage is Doing to Families

A recent Wallet Hub study gave Illinois the new title of “Highest Tax Burden State in the Nation”. State Representative Tom Demmer of Dixon joined colleagues in calling for an end to the barrage of tax increases in the state. Demmer says the conversation about taxes in Illinois around a family’s dinner table is far…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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