Demmer: Join together to “Save Byron”

State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) is inviting local residents to join together to save the Byron Generating Station.

“The Byron Generating Station is an important cornerstone of the Ogle County economy,” Demmer said. “Not only is the plant home to hundreds of good-paying jobs, it also pays more than $30 million to support schools, public safety, and local governments.”

Demmer is urging area citizens to visit to join their voices to the chorus of local leaders calling for action to prevent the closure of the facility next year.

“I’m working with my fellow legislators on both sides of the aisle to try and keep the plant open. This website is a way for the community to find updates, share their comments, and understand how the plant affects our entire area—not only those directly employed there,” Demmer said.

Rep. Demmer worked with Byron-based Wave Marketing to create the website after Exelon announced plans to close the plant next fall if the legislature does not act in the upcoming session. Demmer encouraged everyone concerned for the future of the facility and the communities which depend upon it to join in the call for action – starting by visiting