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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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Two Car Collision Occurs After Driver Swerves to Avoid Deer

Just after 8pm Thursday night Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Byron Fire/EMS were dispatched to IL Rt. 2 at Camling Rd. for a two vehicle crash. After an investigation, it was discovered that 29 year old Andrea Arwood of Rockford had crossed over the center line while traveling northbound on Rt. 2 after swerving…read more »

Stewart Sworn in

A New Senator for the 45th District as Stewart Sworn In

The 45th Senatorial District in Illinois officially has a new senator. Senator Brian Stewart and Representative Andrew Chesney were sworn in Wednesday, December 5, at the Lincoln Douglas Debate Square in Freeport, Illinois, by the Honorable Michael P. Bald, Presiding Judge of Stephenson County. Former Senator Tim Bivins of Dixon officially retired from office on…read more »

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Car Goes Airborne Then Rolls Several Times, Driver Unhurt

Early Thursday morning the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department along with Linscott Rock Fire and Ambulance responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Holcomb road. A vehicle driven by 27 year old Kyle D. Smith of Byron was traveling westbound when the auto drove into the ditch and struck a culvert.  The force of the impact…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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