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Oregon is a city in and the county seat of Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,721 at the 2010 census.

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Oregon News

Illinois State Police Vehicle

State Police to Conduct Roadside Safety Checks in Ogle County

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 1 Commander, Captain Matthew Hodgdon, announces the ISP will conduct Roadside Safety Checks (RSCs) in Ogle County during the last two weeks of August. The use of RSCs, according to Hodgdon, combines a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the motoring public. The ISP…read more »

Police Death Investigation

Chana Man Identified in Fatal Industry Accident

Local officials have identified the worker at a Rochelle industry who died Friday following an accident as Ethan Thomas of Chana. Emergency responders were called to Coated Sand Solutions, 1951 Steward Road.  Rochelle police say Thomas was on the side ladder of a rail car of a train on the east side of the facility when…read more »

Oregon Police Crawford

New Officer Sworn In for Oregon Police Department

At Tuesday night Oregon City Council meeting the council voted unanimously to hire Maison Crawford as the new Police Officer of the Oregon Police Department. Mayor Ken Williams then swore Officer Crawford in. Officer Crawford grew up in the Oregon area and Chief DeHaan said Crawford will make a great addition to our department. Officer…read more »

Ogle County Sheriff Grubsteakers

Ogle County Sheriff Seeking Help to Identify Suspect in Burglary

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject in reference to a Burglary at Grubsteaker’s Restaurant on July 15th. Anyone with information please contact the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office at 815-732-6666 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-Caught-U (1-888-228-4488). Callers can remain anonymous and receive rewards of up to $1,000.00 if…read more »

Oregon Obituaries


Kenneth H. Owen

Kenneth H. Owen age 61, of Oregon, and formerly of Mt Morris, died Saturday March 23, 2019 at Oregon Living and Rehabilitation. He was born May 7, 1957 in Eldorado, IL the son of Virgil and Albina (Lenort) Owen.  Kenny had worked at Woods in Oregon and then for 25 years at Quebcor in Mt…read more »


Joshua Denning

Joshua Denning, age 34, died Monday, March 18, 2019 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  Joshua was born on March 9, 1985 in Sterling the son of Jack and Linda (Wise) Denning.  He was currently employed as an Apartment Manager for Corporate Suites, LLC in Oregon and previously laid carpet for Knapp Flooring in Polo.  Joshua…read more »

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