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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The Sterling City Council united last Monday night in approving the city send a letter to the Whiteside County Board. The letter is to show the cities opposition to a solar farm planned just outside of Sterling. Sterling Mayor Skip Lee said the company Geronimo wants to get approval from the board to place a…read more »
The Safe Passage Initiative of the Sauk Valley would like to announce the launching of the Safe Passage website. The website has information on the history of Safe Passage, Q&A, as well as a link for services in the Sauk Valley area. The Safe Passage Initiative is a deflection program that was started to help…read more »
Sterling and Rock Falls Fire Crews were called to 3401 6th Avenue in Rural Sterling Tuesday night for a structure fire. The call came into 911 around 9:20 pm. When crews arrived on scene they said there were flames coming through the roof of the home. According to authorities the fire was a stubborn one…read more »
The issue of recycling came up again at the Sterling City Council meeting Monday evening. The council discussed their concerns with a new contract with Republic Services for the removal of waste. The contract is for 10 years and has a yearly increase of 3% on the rates for consumers. Some members of the council…read more »
Lawrence W. Nelson, age 92, of Nelson, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Larry was born October 19, 1925 in Clinton, Iowa the son of Harry and June (Thompson) Nelson. He served in the US Navy during WWII as Radioman Third Class and later married Florence Shonka in…read more »
Geneva L. Beane, age 94, of Sterling, died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at her home. Geneva was born October 15, 1923 in Fancy Farm, Ky. the daughter of Coleman and Mattie (Clark) Handley. She married Donald O. Beane on June 10, 1944 in Dixon. She was a homemaker and was part owner of People’s Market…read more »