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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In his first budget proposal as Illinois’ new Governor, J.B. Pritzker proposed a nearly $39 billion fiscal 2020 budget. The Governor said it will serve as a bridge to a stable fiscal future until they can change the income tax system. Democrats applauded the address, saying the Governor gave a realistic view of the state’s…read more »
The future of the Byron nuclear power plant is in question according to a recent report. Exelon has threatened to shut down the nuclear power plant in Byron and several other facilities over operating expenses by 2022. A filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states Byron is “showing increased signs of economic distress,…read more »
Winter weather came through the Sauk Valley with a roar on Tuesday. Ice accumulation and high winds caused thousands of ComEd costumers to find themselves without power. Ogle, Lee and Whiteside County Sheriff’s Departments stated the road conditions deteriorated and several places had downed power lines on or near the roads. Wind gusts up to…read more »
The Flood Advisory continues for the Rock River at Byron, or from Confluence with Kishwaukee River to Castle Rock State Park near Oregon. At 715 PM Tuesday the stage was 11.2 feet and was ice affected. Action stage is 10.5 feet. Flood stage is 13.0 feet. Forecast…The River will rise to near 11.5 feet. Ice…read more »