Sterling IL

Officially established in 1857, Sterling has been a city of hard-working people, deeply rooted in local industry since that time. Originally home to a few mills powered by the river, the industrial base grew with the country and the small City of Sterling soon became the Hardware Capital of the World. Today, much of that history is still with us, but the City has matured and diversified. The community is now a strong blend of industry, commercial and retail business and residential areas. In fact, Sterling has become a regional retail hub.

All work and no play is no fun! Sterling has an abundance of recreational opportunities. The Rock River provides plenty of summertime fun for the boater, skier, paddler, or fisherman. There are five golf courses in the immediate area, one of which is operated by the Sterling Park District. The Park District also operates a marina and indoor fitness centers.  If it’s not here, the great thing about Sterling is that you can always drive just an hour or two at the most in any direction to find what you need. Whether it be professional sports, downhill skiing, Michigan Avenue shopping, riverboat gambling or cruising, major concert events, state parks, or whatever else you seek, Sterling’s a great place to be in the quiet center of it all!

That 1 hour trip can take you to major musical tours ranging from Neil Diamond to Eric Clapton to Britney Spears. Art museums, dance companies and theatrical troupes are also easily found. The John Deere museum is one of the newest and largest museums to be opened. Both areas are also home to local symphonies that regularly perform. Theatrical presentations are a constant presence in the areas. Performance of Man of La Mancha and Letters from the Front were some of the recent performances to grace area stages.

For the more sporting types, there are three minor league baseball teams in the area, Clinton Lumber Kings, Quad City River bandits, and the Beloit Snappers. The 3 time champion Quad City Mallards play hockey at the Mark of the Quad Cities while the rival Ice Hogs skate at the Rockford MetroCentre. The newest professional sport in the area is Arena Football 2.

For the more involved athlete, the area provides for rock climbing along the Mississippi River bluffs, downhill skiing in Galena, the Quad Cities, and Dubuque, and golfing on a PGA tour course. The options are endless.

Rarely will you need to shop or dine outside of the Sterling area as it has a large diversity of shopping outlets, including a mall, and restaurants, but for the occasional odd or end, both areas also offer numerous shopping opportunities, nightlife and entertainment districts.

Hospital/medical center in Sterling:

CGH MEDICAL CENTER

Other hospitals/medical centers near Sterling:

KATHERINE SHAW BETHEA HOSPITAL
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-CLINTON
ST MARGARETS HOSPITAL

Political contributions by individuals in Sterling, IL
Airports and heliports located in Sterling:

Whiteside Co Airport-Jos H Bittorf Fld
Stutzke Airport
Cgh Medical Center Heliport

Colleges/universities

Ashford University
Kishwaukee College
Black Hawk College
Illinois Valley Community College
Kaplan University
Northern Illinois University
Augustana College

Public high school in Sterling:

Sterling High School

Private high school in Sterling:

NEWMAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Public elementary/middle schools in Sterling:

Challand Middle School
Jefferson Elementary School
Washington Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Whiteside Area Career Center School
Whiteside Area Career Center School
Regional Safe Program School
Wallace Educational Center School

Private elementary/middle schools in Sterling:

ST MARY SCHOOL & COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL
CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL

Library in Sterling:

STERLING PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

Source:

http://www.saukvalleyareachamber.com/

http://www.sterlingpublicschools.org/