Sterling is located in Northcentral Illinois, a community with easy access to Chicago, Rockford and the Quad Cities. Sterling is in the heart of a transportation network that includes major regional interstates, a main line for the Union Pacific railroad, ports and regional and international airports.


The regional population base of over 158,000,  has grown 7.5% over the past four years. We’re a thriving community that can easily meet your workforce needs.