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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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40 min ago | The Daily Gazette

Rauner, Schilling to stump in Sterling

Bruce Rauner, Republican candidate for governor, talks to central Illinois farmer July 31 in Lincoln.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Everett W. Gaffey

ROCK FALLS – Everett William Gaffey, 89, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

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The Daily Gazette

Bi-County cuts spending, not services

STERLING – A local special education cooperative will spend nearly $1 million less this school year without affecting services, Director Drew Hoffman said Tuesday.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Gun owner not liable in teen's death

STERLING – The parents of a boy facing a felony charge in the March 1 death of his best friend did not break the law and so won't be charged.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Teen charged with felony in shooting death of best friend

STERLING – The tall, thin brown-haired boy stared down at the table as the charge against him was read: felony reckless conduct.

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The Daily Gazette

Taste of Euro sampled in Dixon

The lighted boat parade, followed by a fireworks display, wrapped up the first Venetian Night on Saturday night in downtown Dixon.

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The Daily Gazette

Timeless rigs at festival in Sterling

Harold Goeking of Polo pulls a threshing machine into place before using it for a demonstration Saturday at the eighth Farm Heritage Festival at East Jordan Church in Sterling.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Polo's Student of the Month

Casandra Kurschner is a lifeguard at the pool in Polo. She is Polo Community High School's April Student of the Month.

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The Daily Gazette

The pot continues to thicken for video gaming

In 2013, about $12.8 million was paid into gaming terminals at establishments with licenses issued by Sterling, Dixon, Rock Falls, Lee County and Whiteside County, according to the monthly reports from the Illinois Gaming Board.

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The Daily Gazette

Doh! New pretzel restaurant coming to Sterling

Depending on how long remodeling the new space takes, the gourmet pretzel, pretzel dog, and pretzel sandwich shop should open in 6 to 8 weeks, owner Clay Begly said.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

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Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 21--Illinois state government is in trouble again.

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The Daily Gazette

Deputy on leave after firing weapon during car chase

STERLING – A Whiteside County sheriff's deputy has been placed on administrative leave after he fired his gun at a car during a chase last night that resulted in the arrest of three men.

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The Daily Gazette

Garage sales to return next month in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS – Fall Garage Sale Days of the Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce will be Sept.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Sterling students return to class

Brian Lobdell, a second-grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School, sings his "Good Catch Song" to his class Tuesday, the first day of classes for the Sterling School District.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Whiteside County Fair pulls away

Cayden Fuller, 5, of Rockford, struggles as he goes for the full pull Saturday during the kids tractor pull Saturday at the Whiteside County Fair in Morrison.

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The Daily Gazette

Sterling police investigating smashed windows

STERLING – Police are investigating a report of criminal damage to property that came in early Saturday in the 1400 block of Avenue K. Officers responded to the call about 3:20 a.m., and found that windows to a house and a vehicle had been broken.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Teachers can get help from program

STERLING – Area teachers can apply for a portion of $1 million from U.S. Cellular's Calling All Teachers Program for classroom projects.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Fun, funky and one-of-a-kind

Sandy Schuler, owner of Dezine99, puts the final touches of a sign for the Historic Dixon Theatre.

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Sterling Ill. drivers will find great deals on pre-owned cars

Students looking for a new car before heading to school or parents searching for a pre-owned vehicle for a child heading off to college will find excellent deals on a wide variety of used models .

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Geologists studying Ind. sand dunes find another hole

Scientists are still confounded 13 months after a then-6-year-old boy was nearly buried alive in a popular sand dune in northwest Indiana, saying they found a sixth hole this week as they moved high tech gear into place to try to conduct further testing on what is causing the holes.

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