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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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Driver Faces DUI and Other Charges Following Hit and Run Accident

On Tuesday at approximately 5:05 p.m., Ogle County Deputies say they responded to a one vehicle hit and run accident that occurred near the intersection of North Junction Rd and East Scott Rd. After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested 46 year old Jennifer Nash of Holcomb for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Nash was…read more »

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Three Injured in Two Car Accident Monday Evening

Shortly before 5pm on Monday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of Flagg Rd and Skare Rd for an injury accident. Upon arrival, it was determined that 52 year old William Bishop of Stillman Valley failed to yield at the intersection and was struck broadside by a car driven by 26 year old…read more »

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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 »

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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