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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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Arrest Made Monday Leads to Charges From 2019 Burglary

Late Monday afternoon Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a suspicious subject call in the Village of Davis Junction. The subject, 19 year old Jacob Patton of Rockford was located in the 400 block of Heartland and subsequently arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and three out of county warrants. Patton was transported the…read more »

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One Person Injured in Two Car Crash

Just after 4 Friday morning Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Byron Fire/EMS were dispatched to Illinois Rte. 72 at Illinois Rte. 2 for a two vehicle accident. After an investigation, it was determined that a vehicle driven by 49 year old Greg Ridens  of Leaf River failed to reduce speed to prevent an Accident.…read more »

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Alcohol May Have Played a Part in Single Vehicle Crash

On Thursday at 9:43 p.m., Ogle County Deputies, along with Byron Fire, responded to the 10000 block of Illinois Rte 2 for a one vehicle crash. After a short investigation Deputies arrested 21 year old Michael O’brien of Rockford for Driving While under the Influence of Alcohol. O’brien was also cited for Improper Lane Use,…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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