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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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Area Law Enforcement Became Santa’s Helpers Over Past Weekend

Several area law enforcement groups may not have all looked like Santa Claus, but, they were more than willing to be one of his helpers.  This past weekend several departments held their Shop with a Cop and Shop with a Sheriff program. The Ogle and Stephenson County joined forces with other departments such as Polo,…read more »

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Byron IDOT Employee Injured in Two Vehicle Crash

The Illinois State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday night at 10:10 p.m. on Interstate 39 in Ogle County. A vehicle driven by 24 year old Brandon Lee Sherwood of Princeton, Minnesota, was northbound on Interstate 39 when Sherwood failed to reduce speed and rear-ended an Illinois Department of Transportation pickup truck driven by…read more »

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Ogle County Deputies Will Conduct Sex Offender Compliance Checks on Halloween

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office will again be conducting Sex Offender compliance checks on Halloween. Registered Sex Offenders are prohibited from participating in specified activities, Halloween is a listed activity. Parents can visit the Ogle County Sheriff’s website and access maps of registered Sex Offenders within Ogle County or go to . The Sheriff…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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