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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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Ogle County Detectives Arrest Two Following Robbery Investigation

Just after 11:00 am Thursday Ogle County Detectives arrested 34 year old Grant E. McDonald, age 34 of Byron, and 30 year old Leanna C. Myers, also of Byron. McDonald was charged with Theft Over $500 and Myers was charged with Theft Under $500. The arrests stem from a joint investigation with the Byron Police…read more »

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Suspect Leads Ogle Deputies on Chase in Attempt to Avoid Arrest

Around 9:30 Wednesday morning Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted an investigation at a residence in the Village of Davis Junction. The suspect of the investigation, 32 year old Jemma J. Atterbury of Davis Junction fled from the scene in a vehicle to avoid arrest.  Sheriff’s Deputies pursued Atterbury for approximately 2 miles; before Atterbury stopped…read more »


Ogle and Winnebago Deputies Find 10 Puppies Abandoned Near Byron

The Ogle and Winnebago County Sheriff Departments found 10 puppies were dumped outside of Byron. Deputies in both Ogle (7 dogs in total) and Winnebago (3 in total) County located the dogs, most of which are malnourished. Anyone with information regarding this incident, please contact the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number (815-732-1101). These dogs…read more »

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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 »

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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