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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

CGH Fulton

CGH to Open New Clinic in Fulton on Monday

To provide more convenient access to healthcare services for patients in western Whiteside County, CGH Medical Center is opening its newest family practice and walk-in clinic on Monday, December 9. The 2500-square foot clinic is located at 1130 17th Street, Suite B in Fulton, Illinois. Providers at the new clinic include Lynne Coffey, FNP and…read more »

Christmas Tree

Keeping It Real Can Help Beat Holiday Stress

The holidays are a busy time and it is supposed to be a fun and enjoyable time.  There are the lights, the music, the family, the gifts and the message of the season. But, for some, the holidays can be a horrible time filled with stress and depression.  For those with a mental disorder or…read more »

Sights and Sound

The Sights and Sounds of Christmas Returns to the Big Red Church

This long time holiday tradition continues. The City of Sterling invites everyone to come Thursday evening, December 5th at 7 PM for the annual Sights & Sounds Community Concert hosted by The BIG RED Church – First Congregational of Sterling, IL.   This is a FREE event and open to all ages. Stick around for fellowship…read more »

Sterling Obituaries


Karen “Karone” Lee

Karen “Karone” Lee age 59 of Sterling passed away Sunday Dec. 1, 2019 with her children at her side.  Karen was born on May 2, 1960, the daughter of Steve F. and Marcella M (Janota) Bednar. Karen’s main passions in life were teaching, fishing, and being a Grandmother.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western…read more »

Gearold “Gabe” A. Stees

Gearold “Gabe” A. Stees, age 76, of Nelson, died Friday, November 29, 2019 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Gabe was born February 18, 1943 in Sterling the son of George and Edith (Vandusen) Stees.  He married Margaret Hermes on September 2, 1961 in Morrison.  Gabe was employed as a truck driver for Woods Brothers in…read more »

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