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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

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Safe Passage Initiative Launches Website

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 Obituaries

Lawrence W. Nelson

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

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 »

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