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Sterling, Illinois is located in Whiteside County. Zip codes in Sterling, IL include 61081. The median home price in Sterling is $108,900. More Sterling information.

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14 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

Sterling fire department preparing for retirements

STERLING – Fire Chief Gary Cook introduced the city's newest firefighter to the council Monday, as the fire department works to keep up with looming retirements. “Michael has attended college at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education,” Cook said.

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14 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

Making it rain baskets in Sterling

Payton Day, 12, of Sterling goes up for a layup in a light rain Monday afternoon at Propheter Park in Sterling. The weather today might be better for outdoor activities.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Fiesta Parade a mix of nostalgia and reality

Dancers in colorful garb danced along the route, which this year began at the Grandon Civic Center in Sterling and ended at Rock Falls High School. Dancers make their way down Locust Street in Sterling Saturday afternoon during the Fiesta Day Parade, a main component of the Twin Cities' annual celebration of their shared Latino heritage.

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The Daily Gazette

Runners race along riverfront in Twin Cities

Mauricio Garcia, 11, of Sterling, was the winner of the kids dash, held Saturday morning on First Avenue Bridge, before the 5K and 10K runners took off. Runners cross the pedestrian bridge into Rock Falls during Saturday morning's 5K and 10K Bridge the Community races, held to raise money to develop riverfront projects in Sterling and Rock Falls.

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The Daily Gazette

Local bands rock on the river at Sauk

The Rock River Jazz Band performs Saturday evening at Rockin' on the River at Sauk Valley Community College. Dixon and Sterling municipal bands also played.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Column: Avoiding the sad endings

A week ago, I asked a 17-year-old girl to share a very personal story with our readers: The story of how, when she was 10, her father died by suicide. She said yes, and so last Saturday morning I woke up to see her face on the front page of Sauk Valley Weekend.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Kelsey E. Ketchum, 18, of Sterling; 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, 11th Avenue and LeFevre Road; speeding; posted driver's license as bond. Andrew J. Davis, 17, of Amboy; 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, state Route 38 and Elm Street; speeding; given notice to appear.

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The Daily Gazette

Second fatality from collision on Route 2

Rescuers work at the scene of a two-car accident Thursday afternoon on state Route 2 between Dixon and Sterling. The driver of a van involved in the accident, John Brown, 76, of Dixon died at KSB Hospital after the wreck.

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The Daily Gazette

Top 5 things to do this weekend

STERLING – Fiesta Days in Sterling and Rock Falls will conclude this weekend with a parade, a dance and the crowning of the Fiesta Queen on Saturday. A soccer tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at Scheid Park.

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The Daily Gazette

Astronaut landing in Sterling

Story Musgrave, who flew on six space flights and performed the first shuttle spacewalk on Challenger's first flight, will speak at Sterling schools Sept. 19 and 20. STERLING – Story Musgrave, a NASA astronaut for more than 30 years, will be at Sterling High School next week.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Comets cruise past Clippers

Aubree Schmitt had seven kills, and Rachel Humphreys added six to lead the Newman Comets to a 25-14, 25-15 win in Amboy in Three Rivers East play Thursday. Humphreys had 13 service points, while Madyson Ferris finished with 17 digs, and Mariah Staebell had 10 assists for Newman .

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The Daily Gazette

Cycling club inviting public on scenic Sunday ride

STERLING – The Tempo Velo Farmondo, a three-ride event to raise money for cycling infrastructure in the Sauk Valley area, will begin and end Sunday at Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road. Riders of all skill levels are welcome, and can choose from the 72-mile Gran Fondo "Bull Ride," the 42-mile Medio Fondo "Hog Ride" or the 20-mile Citizens Fondo "Rooster Ride."

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Daily Herald

Man convicted in Illinois deaths faces Mo. trial

A man already serving life sentences in Illinois for six killings in 2008 will face trial in Missouri on charges that he killed an Arkansas couple that same summer, though a prosecutor said those languishing proceedings likely won't come anytime soon. Steven Jerrell, the chief assistant prosecutor in Jefferson County south of St. Louis, said Wednesday that because Nicholas Sheley is appealing many of his convictions and life terms, evidence Missouri authorities have supplied to prosecutors in those cases has yet to be returned.

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The Daily Gazette

Fourth Street IDOT project starts today in Sterling

STERLING – Construction work on a long stretch of Fourth Street begins today and should be completed by the end of October, the Illinois Department of Transportation said. The Fourth Street work area extends from Ninth to 19th avenues.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Buck delivers for Hawks

Carson Buck's 1-over-par 36 led the Oregon boys golf team to a 153-185 victory against Winnebago on Tuesday at Westlake Village Golf Course near Pecatonica. Sterling 163, Morris 169: The Golden Warriors earned a 6-stroke win at the par-35 Morris Country Club behind three 40 scores from Ryan Hurley, Lucas Campbell, and Brady Bostelman.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Rock Falls, Sterling eye sales tax increase

ROCK FALLS – Municipal officials say that concerns about road conditions are the most frequent complaints heard at city halls throughout the Sauk Valley. In Sterling and Rock Falls, there is a good chance that a half-cent increase in the local sales tax will be presented as the solution to fixing all of those potholes.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Coast-to-coast trekkers make a point

When about 35 people walked through our area last weekend on the Great March for Climate Action, they became the latest coast-to-coast travelers to pay the Sauk Valley a visit. Their cause is to raise money, recruit members, and raise awareness about the impact that carbon emissions have on the globe.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Laura L. Almazan, 63, of Sterling; 9:25 a.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of East Lincolnway; speeding; given notice to appear in court. Seantai B. Rippy, 22, of Rock Falls; 10:58 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of 17th Avenue; driving while license suspended, speeding; given notice to appear.

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The Daily Gazette

Top 5 things to do this weekend

STERLING – The CGH Health Foundation's vendor and craft show will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road. Contact Joan Hermes, foundation executive director, at joan.hermes@cghmc.com or 815-625-0400, ext.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Ads for state's 71st District seat could increase soon

STERLING – Starting today, residents in the Sauk Valley will begin seeing a lot more of the candidates for the Illinois House District 71 seat.

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