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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

Sterling Road Repair Map

Sewer Work to Temporarily Close Road in Sterling

The City of Sterling is putting in 1,600 feet of sewer force main in the right of way along the south edge of Lynn, east of 16th Ave. This replaces a section of sewer in the farm field on the north which collapsed last year and has a temporary patch holding it. There will be…read more »

Sterling Police Menards Sus

Sterling Police Looking for Suspect

The Sterling Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect in reference to a Retail Theft that occurred at Menards, 4220 30th St., Sterling, Illinois. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sterling Police Department at (815) 632-6640, or Whiteside Crime stoppers at (815) more »

Whiteside County Airport Wings

Area First Responders to Learn How to Deal with Plane Crashes

The Sauk Valley has a couple of active airports and the increase numbers of airplanes in the sky are becoming more apparent.  This also increases the possibility of local first responders dealing with airplane crashes. While many of the area first responders train constantly for structure fires and vehicle accidents, plane incidents are not one…read more »

Sterling Obituaries

Helene Kilchrist

HELENE KILCHRIST was an unforgettable woman who touched the lives of many many people. All who knew her, loved her for her generous spirit and fiery nature. She had a zest for life unmatched. In the end, she was surrounded by those most precious and important to her, TANJA and CHARLES, FRED and MEGHANN and…read more »

Jonathan Wade Buntjer

Jonathan Wade Buntjer, 58, of Renton, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Auburn, Washington. He was born June 25, 1957, in Sterling, the son of John W. and Judith K. (Sanders) Buntjer. He married Martha Jean “Jeannie” Simmons on Jan. 3, 1977, in Peoria. A gathering of family and friends to honor him and Shirley Buntjer will…read more »

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