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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 $109,900. More Sterling information.

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18 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

'Kiss Me Kate' coming to Sterling stage

Hunter Wolfe plays Fred Graham, and Kolten Conklen and Matt Mammosser play gangsters in Centennial Auditorium's presentation of "Kiss Me Kate," a happy marriage of Shakespearian play "The Taming of the Shrew" and the music of Cole Porter.

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18 hrs ago | The Daily Gazette

Tennis court project behind schedule at Sterling High

The tennis courts at Sterling High School sit covered with asphalt as the school year nears.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Free gospel concert Saturday; musicians invited to participate

STERLING – A free gospel music concert put on by local churches begins at noon Saturday at Tabernacle Christian Church, 1407 Griswold Ave. The featured band is "Mercy's Bridge Band," from Knox City, Missouri.

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The Daily Gazette

Police reports for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Richard A. Bertolozzi, 32, of Sterling; 3:48 a.m. Monday on Freeport Road; Whiteside County warrant for failure to appear – driving under the influence; taken to Whiteside County Jail.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Ruth E. Schutt

She was born July 18, 1926, in Prophetstown, the daughter of Harry and Inez Zarr.

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The Daily Gazette

Groubs cobble together to husk cobs of corn

Students from B.L.I.N.D. groups at Sterling, Rock Falls and Newman high schools helped the Rock Falls Rotary husk corn Monday at Poci's Market for the 75th annual Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil.

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The Daily Gazette

City wraps up first phase of IGIG project in Sterling

STERLING – In September, the city learned it was to receive largest IEPA green space grant award ever given to a municipality.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Daily Gazette

19-year-old arrested in April hit-and-run in Sterling

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – One of two Rock Falls men wanted in a hit-and-run that left a Sterling man critically injured was arrested Monday morning in Corpus Christi and charged with attempted murder.

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Bureau County Republican

Bird tests positive for WNV

Area surveillance for the West Nile Virus has confirmed a dead crow in Sterling has tested positive for the virus.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Sterling property sold ... to the next bidder

Mel Foster Co. Auctioneer D. Herb Burns opens bidding April 17 for the former Sterling Centers building at 301 W. Third St. in Sterling.

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The Daily Gazette

Happy anniversary, Self Help Enterprises

It was on July 16, 1964, that incorporation papers for Self Help Enterprises were signed and filed with the state.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Orders being taken for school foundation's corn boil

STERLING – Orders are being taken for Sterling Schools Foundation's annual corn boil fundraiser, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 24 at Sterling High School commons, 1608 Fourth Ave. Selmi's bi-color sweet corn will be served, along with a barbecue pulled pork sandwich, chips, a Golden Warrior cookie from Folsom's Bakery, and ... (more)

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The Daily Gazette

Let's feed, and read to, our children

Jan Whitlock, a special education teacher at Merrill Elementary School, reads a book to children Wednesday afternoon outside the Coloma Homes meeting room.

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The Daily Gazette

First facade program grant awards approved

Kurt Downs and Katy Selmi-Downs have been approved for two adjoining storefronts: Selmi's Bridal at 223 First Ave., and Katy's Country Financial office at 225 First Ave. The space had previously been home to Stage Two Resale shop, before that business moved to Sterling.

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The Daily Gazette

Dead crow tests positive for West Nile

STERLING – It's a good reminder to dump any standing water that might be on your property: A crow found in Sterling tested positive for West Nile disease, Whiteside County Public Health Administrator Beth Fiorini said in a news release.

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The Daily Gazette

Music Fest back in Sterling

Grandkids will play at 4 p.m. July 26 at the Main Street Music Fest at Grandon Civic Center in Central Memorial Park in downtown Sterling.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Arson might have caused vacant house fire in Sterling

A firefighter works Tuesday in the upstairs of a vacant house at 204 Ninth Ave. in Sterling.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Rock Falls High School Board to vote on swimming agreement

ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls High School Board is set to approve a cooperative swim team agreement between Rock Falls and Sterling high schools at its meeting Wednesday.

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The Daily Gazette

Bar appeals county's refusal to renew liquor license

Whiteside County has declined to renew the liquor license of K's Korners until it brings its new building up to state code.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Barn tourists see antique, modern equipment

Kile Long, of Sterling, explains the milking process to visitors of his family's dairy farm on Capp Road in Sterling.

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