City of Sterling, Illinois

Citizen's Police Academy

The Sterling Police Department will be hosting a Citizen's Police Academy beginning on September 24, 2019 through October 29, 2019. The sessions will be held on the Tuesday of each week from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

Team up to Clean up

The City of Sterling is excited to offer neighborhood and volunteer groups use of the neighborhood beautification trailer to help clean up and improve parks and neighborhoods inside Sterling.

City Council Opening

Due to a recent resignation of our Alderperson for Ward 3, the City of Sterling is accepting applications for this position. Interested parties should submit a letter of application outlining their background and experience and explain why they want to be an Alderperson. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact our office at (815)632-6621 All applications must be submitted to the Mayor’s office by July 17.

Pay Your Utility Bill Here

To pay your utility bill online or for all other utility billing questions, click here.

Features & Events

  • City of Sterling Monthly Newsletter

    City of Sterling Monthly Newsletter

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  • Running of the Bears

    Running of the Bears

    2nd Annual Running of the Bears to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
  • Safe Passage

    Safe Passage

    Are you or someone you know suffering from an addiction and in need of help? If you answered yes, a revolutionary new program being offered in Lee and Whiteside Counties can help.
  • City Council Agenda

    City Council Agenda

    The city of Sterling has implemented a new paperless agenda system for city council meetings.