Ward 3 Alderman, Bob Conklin


May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019



Hi, I’m Bob Conklin and I am your Third Ward Alderman for the City of Sterling. I, as a City Alderman, will listen and represent your concerns.  The main objectives of my duties are to get your questions and concerns addressed.  I will do so by presenting them to my constituents and to our Mayor at our meetings.  The Council’s decisions are based on what is best for our City in its entirety including its present and most importantly its future. I will stand strong on these decisions.

I was asked what I liked best about Sterling. I stated, “It is the People of Sterling that I am most proud of!!!”

I was born and raised here in Sterling by my parents Pete and Bernice Conklin with my four younger brothers. I graduated from Sterling High School in 1974. I studied at Sauk Valley College and the University of Houston.  Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Prior to my present alderman position, I sat on the City of Sterling’s Planning Commission and learned an insurmountable amount of our City’s operations and zoning codes.

My activities have included:

Officer of the American Legion SAL Sterling Post 296

Sterling War Memorial Commission

Started the Whiteside County Chapter 811 Pheasants Forever, serving as President for two years

Board of the Catholic Charities for 10 years

Volunteered Monday mornings assisting reading to the third grade kids at the Lincoln elementary School in Sterling.

Businesses: Recently I opened RIVERSIDE PACK-N-SHIP, INC. --- We are an Authorized FedEx Shipping Center and DHL Shipping Center, Located at 205 East 2nd St. Sterling, IL.  We provide shipping to anywhere in the U.S., internationally or wherever people want a package shipped. We will package your item for you or you can package it. We offer all kinds of shipping supplies, from tape, peanuts and bubble wrap to padded envelopes and boxes.

STERLING CASKET COMPANY, INC. --- Sterling, IL. We design, fabricate and supply custom caskets and cremation urns for the motorcyclist. www.sterlingcasketco.com

CONKLIN SALES, INC.: Sterling, IL & Des Moines, IA.  We are a Sales representative company in the states of Iowa and Illinois selling street scape and site amenities to cities involving architects and city officials.

My continuing goal as a small business entrepreneur is to help create jobs and grow the economy in the USA, especially here in the Sauk Valley area.

I enjoy time with my wife Cindy, family, and friends; going on weekend trips on our Harley; and golfing and pheasant hunting.  I appreciate an occasional good cigar, a single malt scotch neat and an ice cold beer.

My wife and I are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

If you would like to contact me, please call (815) 499-0730