Founded in October 1992, Sterling Today, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization focused on the redevelopment of Downtown Sterling, Illinois.  Since its inception, Sterling Today has invested more than $10 million through building rehabilitation, new construction, assistance with streetscape improvements, funding for Sterling Main Street’s ongoing Façade Grant program and investment in other improvements in and around Downtown Sterling.

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Sterling Today’s most recent undertaking, The Mercantile, features the restoration of the historic 1877 three-story brick building located at 117 West 3rd Street.  The project provides for a mixed use with commercial tenants on the first floor, and residential loft-style apartments on the upper two floors

Sterling Today, Inc. is led by an 11 member, all volunteer, Board of Directors.


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