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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 Police and Fire to Host Car Seat Inspection Event

The Sterling Fire and Police Departments are hosting a car seat inspection event. Nationally certified technicians will help you install your child’s car and booster seats. The event will be held at the Sterling Fire Department Substation at the corner of East Lynn Blvd and 16th Ave.  The time will be 9am-12noon on Saturday June…read more »


CGH Issues Walking Challenge

CGH Health Foundation is doing a walking challenge throughout the month of July to encourage everyone to walk more by participating in a game. Anyone can join the challenge by downloading the StepBet app on their phone and then entering the game code “CGH”. There is an entry fee of $20.00 that can be earned…read more »

Sterling Council Hopping

Sterling Council Searching for New 3rd Ward Alderman as Hopping Resigns

On October 1st of 2018 Mackenzie Hopping was appointed to the Sterling City Council to fill the unexpired term of then Alderman Bob Conklin of the 3rd Ward.  Less than a year later the council will need to find someone else for this position. A very emotional Hopping tendered her resignation, effective immediately, during the…read more »


Sterling Police Find Suspect Several Counties Have Been Looking For

The Sterling Police Department says they have taken into custody an individual several area law enforcement agencies have been looking for. Sterling Police say they have arrested Samantha Sliger.  Sliger had outstanding warrants in Whiteside County for Driving while license revoked or suspended for DUI. Sliger also had warrants from Lee and Winnebago Counties for…read more »

Sterling Obituaries

Leon Neese

Leon Neese, 83, a resident of Sterling, died on Thursday evening, June 20, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Born on August 30, 1935 in Sterling, he was a son of Dacre Leon and Louise (Weiss) Neese.  On October 28, 1961 he was united in marriage to Shirley Jean Devine in Rockford.  She passed…read more »

Joahn Kathleen (Tritz) Hacker

Joahn Kathleen (Tritz) Hacker, 91, a resident of Sterling, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at her home. She was born on January 4, 1928 in Freeport to Frank and Marie (Lyons) Tritz. She married Don Hacker on May 22, 1948.  After graduating from Assumption High School in Davenport, Iowa, Joahn went to work for…read more »

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