Nestled in the Rock River Valley at the junction of IL Routes 2 and 64, our quaint and cozy community welcomes you.  We proudly boast of our beautiful city parks, annual festivals and events, the Bronze Sculpture Trail, our "Pride of Oregon" riverboat rides - just to name a few!

Population:  3,800
Latitiude:  42.014 N
Longitude:  -89.332 W
Time Zone:  Central
Standard Elevation:  695 ft
County:  Ogle
Land Area:  2.0 Sq Miles


Byron Forest Preserve to Host Jarrett Prairie Center Natural History Museum Ribbon Cutting

Jarrett Prairie Center Natural History Museum Ribbon Cutting The Byron Forest Preserve (BFPD) along with the Byron Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening...

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OPD Receives 5-Star Audit

The Oregon Park District recently received an Overall Audit 5-Star Rating at their surprise audit. Each year the StarGuard program arrives unannounced to Nash Recreation Center to observe the lifeguards. After observing...

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Harvard Turns 150

Harvard State Bank Celebrates 150 Years The Harvard State Bank is the oldest bank in McHenry County.  They have been serving Harvard, Oregon, Hebron, Rockford and the surrounding communityes since 1866....

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Illinois Broadcasters Assoc. Names Kris Wexell Best Radio Personality

Kris Wexell of 102.3 The Coyote (WYOT-FM) Named Best Radio Personality in Illinois The Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) recently held their annual awards banquet at the I hotel in Champaign, Wednesday June...

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Renewable Energy Fair Recognized

Illinois Renewable Energy Association Granted Funding The IREA has been granted funding by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for this year's Renewable Energy and SUstainable Lifestyle Fiar.  The fair, now...

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Pinecrest Manor Achieves Five-Star Rating

Pinecrest Manor Achieves Five-Star Rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Pinecrest Community, Mt. Morris, is proud to announce the achievement of a “Five-Star” rating by the Center for Medicare...

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Lorado Taft Connects with Oregon

Lorado Taft Campus’ Connections with Oregon A huge thanks to the Outreach Staff from NIU (Mel Henriksen, John Cowan, Melanie Costello, Donna Mann, and Luanned Mayorga)  They gave a superb presentation...

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Highland Ranks High In USA Today

Highland ranks number three in 10 best community colleges in Illinois!   Highland Community College has been ranked number three in “The 10 best community colleges in Illinois,” which was recently published...

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Park District Hires New Manager

OPD Hires Athletic Facility Manager The Oregon Park District is excited to welcome Calvin Clothier to the district. Clothier will assume the Athletic Facility Manager responsibilities from Mike Guzman. Guzman will...

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