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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


Area Representatives Respond to Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

In his first budget proposal as Illinois’ new Governor, J.B. Pritzker proposed a nearly $39 billion fiscal 2020 budget. The Governor said it will serve as a bridge to a stable fiscal future until they can change the income tax system. Democrats applauded the address, saying the Governor gave a realistic view of the state’s…read more »


CGH Auxiliary Sponsoring Linen Sale

The CGH Auxiliary is sponsoring a Linen Sale on Thursday, March 7 from 7 am to 5 pm and Friday, March 8 from 7 am to 3 pm. The sale is located in the CGH Ryberg Auditorium, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling, IL. The sale is open to the public and features a huge variety…read more »

Illinois State Police Crash

District 1 State Trooper Injured in 5 Vehicle Accident on I-39 Monday Evening

 Monday evening shortly before 7pm. Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated a five-car personal injury traffic crash involving a District 1 ISP Trooper. An ISP Trooper was inside his squad car conducting a traffic stop on the right shoulder of I-39 northbound in Ogle County, with his emergency lights activated. While he was stationary on…read more »

Sterling Obituaries

Olga B. Bon

Olga B. Bon, age 87 of Sterling, died Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehab. Olga was born on November 6, 1931 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the daughter of Eduardo and Francisca (Nivar) Bon. She was an architect and had a love for art, music and flowers. Survivors include her three…read more »

Howard A. Miller

Howard A. Miller, 82 of Sterling, died Saturday, February 16, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Howard was born on August 29, 1936 in Sheboygan Falls, WI, the son of Edgar and Mary (Grooms) Miller. He was a United States Army Veteran and served our country during the Korean War. Howard married Audrey Schomann…read more »

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