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Sterling is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. The population was 15,370 at the 2010 census, down from 15,451 in 2000. Formerly nicknamed “Hardware Capital of the World”, Sterling has long been associated with manufacturing and the steel industry.

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Sterling News


Three Sterling Businesses Awarded Grants for Employee Training

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) earlier this year awarded an Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) grant to the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA). The IMA notified area manufacturers that funds were available to reimburse companies that make investment in training their full-time workforce. On Monday, October 3rd, the IMA (Illinois Manufacturers’ Association)…read more »

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Here is One Election Sterling Police Hopes People Participate In

The Sterling Police Service dog Brinkley needs your votes. Brinkley is vying for a share of $16,500 of grant dollars that will be awarded through the Aftermath K9 grants.  Voting begins on October 18th and concludes on November 2nd. Anyone can vote.  Individuals may vote once every 12 hours online at  Votes will be…read more »

Sterling Obituaries

Mary Helms

Mary Helms, age 74, died at home Thursday, October 11, 2018. Mary was born on February 7, 1944 in Sterling the daughter of Ralph and Vivian (Sullivan) Miller.  She married John Helms on August 18, 1973 in Sterling.  Mary was a homemaker.  Survivors include her husband, John Helms of Milledgeville; one daughter, Crystal Helms-Woodward of…read more »

Berniece Anschutz

Berniece Anschutz, age 96 of Sterling, died Friday, October 12, 2018 at Regency Care of Sterling. Berniece was born on March 10, 1922 in Milledgeville, the daughter of John and Mary (Glenn) Magill. She married Howard Anschutz on October 15, 1955 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on October 15, 1992. Berniece worked as…read more »

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