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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 Deputies Investigating Early Morning Shooting of Teen

During the early morning hours of Friday Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to 5482 N. German Church Rd, rural Byron in reference to a report of a male at that location with a gunshot wound. Deputies found 19 year old Chase Cooper with a gunshot wound.  Cooper was transported by Byron EMS to Mercy Hospital…read more »

Police Fatal Crash

Single Vehicle Crash Thursday Evening Claims Life of Byron Woman

On Thursday evening Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a car vs tree accident at Illinois Rte. 2 and Kennedy Hill road. Deputies arrived and found an SUV had been traveling south on Illinois Rte. 2 when it failed to negotiate a curve and entered the west ditch.  The Chevy proceeded for…read more »

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Ogle Deputies Arrest Man for Threatening Cashier

According to Ogle County Deputies, around 8:30 Wednesday they were called to the Citgo Gas Station in Leaf River. Reportedly 41 year old Joshua McQuality of Leaf River walked into the Citgo and threatened the cashier.  Deputies located McQuality at his residence and he was taken into custody. McQuality was charged with Aggravated Assault and…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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