News & Notices

February 12, 2020
2020 Census
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October 20, 2019
City App
Put the city in the palm of your hand. Our app will connect you with all the services and information that the City of Sterling has to offer.

October 15, 2019
USEPA Brownfield Cleanup Grant Proposal
The City intends to apply for a USEPA Cleanup Grant for the former Lawrence Brothers site. Copies of the Narrative and Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives can be seen by clicking the linked title.

October 1, 2019
Pay Your Utility Bill Here
With the new updates YOU WILL HAVE TO CREATE A USERNAME & PASSWORD to pay your utility bill online.

September 17, 2019
All solicitors are prohibited from soliciting at any location listed on the “DO NOT KNOCK” registry or from any location with a sign posted prohibiting solicitation.

September 1, 2019
Yard Waste
Yard waste collection will come to an end on November 30th, it will resume on April 1st 2020. Reminder that burning is not allowed in the city limits of Sterling.

July 6, 2019
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.

May 5, 2019
Home Repair Program - Economic Growth
GROWTH was awarded Single Family Rehabilitation (SFR) funds to assist eligible homeowners with critical home repairs. The program provides up to $45,000 per home to assist the homeowners in bringing their properties up to standards.

February 1, 2019
Electronic Recycling
Public Works collects E-Waste for Sterling city limits residents. Call 815-632-6657 between 7:30 am to 2:30 for an appointment.

December 1, 2018
Snow Season is Here
Please be prepared for snow season by brushing up on Sterling's snow emergency policies.

November 30, 2018
Open burning
Open burning is not allowed in the city limits or within 1000 feet of the city limits.

March 3, 2018
Sump Pump and Roof Drain Disconnect Grant Program
The City of Sterling has created a grant program to provide financial assistance to property owners to help pay to disconnect their sump pumps and roof drains from the sanitary sewer.

January 1, 2018
Central Park/Grandon
Central Park/Grandon Civic Center has gotten more use in recent years, but it has some aging infrastructure from lights to trees. Here's a concept that's been created to update the park and hopefully make it more adaptable and friendly for a variety of uses. While it may not happen all at once, we'd like to use some TIF funds to get a good start on this in the next year or two. Give us your thoughts!!! Click the title to see the concepts! What's good? What's bad? What's missing? Comment on Facebook or at

December 10, 2017
Sterling Municipal Codes
Questions regarding the municipal code can be directed to the City Clerk's office at 815-632-6630.

December 2, 2015
No Parking in Fire Lanes
Sterling Police and Fire Departments are reminding shoppers that parking in a fire lane is illegal and dangerous.