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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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Sterling Makes Sure They Get Their Share

When it comes to the legal sale and use of recreational marijuana the City Council of Sterling has had some long discussions. Part of the discussion has centered on what regulations and what locations for sale the city will allow. However, one new ordinance did not take too much discussion or time to pass.  During…read more »

Whiteside County Health

Whiteside County Health Department Gets Share of Federal Funding

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a member of the House Appropriations Committee – announced that health centers across the district will receive $391,626 in federal funding. These federal grants were awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Cluster Program that helps community-based health care organizations provide primary care for underserved…read more »


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 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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