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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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CGH RN Lyndsey Weber Receives DAISY Award

Lyndsey Weber, a registered nurse in the CGH Ambulatory Surgery Department, was recently recognized in front of her friends, family and co-workers, as a recipient of the prestigious DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. An international program, the award is presented to nurses around the world who go above and beyond for their patients and demonstrate…read more »

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Sterling City Council Deals With Uncollectable Bills

The Sterling City Council zipped through the items on their agenda Monday night. The council dealt with such items as closing off streets for events as well as submitting and approving the budget for the 2020 fiscal year. One of the more serious items on the agenda was dealing with writing off uncollectible accounts for…read more »


Sterling Police Says Watch Out for Bicyclists

The Sterling Police say as temps warm, more people are outside, including cyclists. The department says they already had a few incidents downtown. Cyclists should always ride on the right side of the road in the same direction as traffic. Cyclists are not allowed on downtown sidewalks by ordinance due to pedestrian conflicts and decreased…read more »

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Garbage Truck in Wrong Lane Leads to Early Morning Head-on Crash

Whiteside County Deputies, Sterling Fire Department, Rock Falls Fire Department, and CGH EMS responded to a 2 vehicle head-on crash just after 5am Friday. T he accident happened on Moline Road at Mellotts Road, rural Sterling.  A garbage truck driven by 40 year old Zachariah L. Randall of Sterling was improperly parked in the opposite…read more »

Sterling Obituaries


Janet Jennings

Janet Jennings, 95, of Sterling, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society-Prophets Riverview, Prophetstown. Janet was born May 13, 1923 in Ashton, the daughter of Aaron and Charlotte (Sanders) Meling. She married Dean Jennings on July 16, 1944 in Ashton. He preceded her in death on October 21, 1993. Survivors include one daughter,…read more »


Screlda “Shorty” Martin

Screlda “Shorty” Martin, 93, of Port Orange FL, and formerly of Sterling, died, Monday, April 15, 2019 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Screlda was born August 22, 1925 in Tamms IL, the daughter of James and Laura (Stanford) Ford. She married Benjamin F. Martin on February 22, 1942 in Jackson, MO. He preceded her in…read more »

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