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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According to Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle the National Weather Service an EF-1 tornado did touchdown in Ogle County. The sheriff said the first location was at Illinois Rt 64 at Blackhawk and it extended to just south of Weld Park by Stillman Valley. There were about 12 homes and multiple barns and out buildings…read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »