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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 Man Arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offender

The City of Sterling announced that shortly before 1pm the Sterling Police Department arrested 22 year old Terrell D. Walton of Sterling for unlawful failure to register as a sex offender, in the 900-Block of West 3rd Street, Sterling, Illinois. Walton was taken to the Whiteside County Jail in lieu of more »


Sterling Teen Arrested for Public Indecency

The City of Sterling announced the Sterling Police Department received several calls of a male operating a vehicle, who exposed himself to females walking, from July 21st through August 6th. At 6:29 p.m., on August 6 Sterling Police Department arrested 19 year old Josue C. Lucas of Sterling for public indecency, after receiving another complaint. …read more »

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Whiteside Deputies Asking for Help Locating Stolen Quad Runner

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the assistance of the public in identifying the suspect(s) involved in a theft that occurred on August 19, 2019 at approximately 12:50pm. A white male in his 40-50’s, blonde/balding hair stole a 2013 Kawasaki 50cc, green in color quad runner with multiple Monster stickers, from the Little…read more »

Sterling Obituaries

Mary Alice Arnold

Mary Alice Arnold, age 83 of Sterling, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Alice was born on October 30, 1935 in Centralia, WA, the daughter of Joseph Gordon and Lucille (Brady) Theriault. She married William “Bill” Arnold on February 2, 1957 in Centralia, WA. Alice was a very…read more »


Larry Dean Buchanan

Larry Dean Buchanan, age 58, of Sterling, was killed in a construction accident on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 in Wyoming. Larry was born on October 15th, 1960 in Mooresville, N.C., the son of Ira and Gladys (Mayberry) Buchanan. He married Connie Sue Grenoble on June 9th, 2018 in Rockfalls after being together for 13 years…read more »

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