Resident Information
Learn More About the Impact of the Byron Nuclear Plant Closing.


Byron Plant Closing Impact:

On August 27, 2020 Exelon announced that it intends to retire the Byron Nuclear Plant in September of 2021. The closure of the Byron Plant will have a devastating impact on our County and our Park District as well as local sales tax, housing and many other Economic Impacts.

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Current COVID-19 Information


Illinois enters the Bridge Phase:  A Bridge to Phase 5 (

Ogle County Health Administrator Kyle Auman addressed the Oregon City Council on 1-26-21 discussing Covid-19, vaccine progress and other topic. The video is below.

Restore Illinois Regional Dashboard


Region 1 Mitigation Information: 03/18/2021

Regions 1 and 2 Move to Phase 4

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 1 (Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago) and Region 2 (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford) are moving to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan effective today.  Information about which tier and phase regions are in can be found at the top of the IDPH website homepage.


State of Illinois Vaccine Distribution Plan:

COVID Mitigation – 11-23-2020



3/21/20  Updated list of restaurants open, and their services Click HERE

3/18/20   List of local restaurants open for delivery, pick-up, and carry out.   No one wants to cook dinner EVERY night, so consider carry out for the family on an occasional basis.  Or a morning coffee and muffin, or sandwich or soup for lunch.   This is one of best ways to support our local eateries and economy during this emergency.   Click HERE to see list of all local restaurants, phone numbers, and services they offer.  Please be courteous and call in advance to avoid waits and lines.

3/17/20  Information on bar and restaurant food services:   YES, some restaurants have made the decision to remain open to serve customers, but Governor Pritzker has ordered no “on-site consumption” to limit risk of public exposure.  Customers may call for curb side pick-up or delivery.  Customers may enter the premises to purchase food or beverages for carry-out only.    If ordering carry-out, customers are strongly urged to call in orders well in advance to avoid wait time and long pick-up lines (which could increase risk of exposure). 

Social distancing (six foot separation) is expected to be practiced.

This is the distance of two adult outstretched arms touching fingertips.  

Further details on Oregon’s restaurant guidelines can be found by clicking HERE.   

Oregon’s Street Department has also established temporary ‘pick-up parking’ spaces near restaurants with time-limited parking for the  convenience of customers.  


3/16/20   The following is a list of city operations at this time.  Other public agencies and businesses may be reporting their own updates, so please check with them if you have questions

  • Chief DeHaan is our Emergency Management Agency Coordinator and works with County Health and other department resources to provide communications for the public.   Please check our website and Facebook
  • City employees have been asked to curtail home visits to limit possible transmission of virus.
  • City Streets Department will be assisting to establish temporary “pick-up only” parking for the benefit of restaurants providing curb side pick-up services.   Please support our local businesses by considering a weekly “order out” family meal..   A  list of eateries providing this service will be posted in “City Announcements” when available)
  • NiCor has announced it will not shut-off gas service for the duration of this emergency.
  • ComEd has announced suspension of electrical shut offs and will also provide extended repayment plans.



The City of Oregon, Illinois is happy to serve our residents with comprehensive information to make your interactions with your city government a positive experience. With a dedicated staff of municipal employees, as well as area volunteers serving on boards and commissions, we hope that together we can increase the quality of life for everyone. Please check out all the information available to you on this website. We would be happy to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns.


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City Council meeting dates, times, and agendas can be found in “Departments: agenda/minutes”.  Or click here.    

Planning Commission and Economic and Community Development agendas and minutes can be found in “Departments: City Committees”.  Or click here.

Other important public documents and reports for the city can be found in “Documents”.  Or click here.  

City Code for Oregon is hosted on the Municode website and can be accessed here.  You will then need to type a description of your topic of interest in the search bar of the municode homepage to find relevant sections.  You may also view a published copy of the City Code at City Hall.