What's Up Downtown

Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2024 as we “Team Up 2 Clean Up.”  The Downtown belongs to everyone, so Sterling Main Street will be hosting a monthly series of workdays to help keep downtown Sterling looking fabulous year-round for all to enjoy. Earth Day is the perfect day to day to kick off our […]

Sterling Main Street is pleased to announce being awarded The Lieutenant Governor Award for Economic Vitality recognizing the Shoppes at Grandon Plaza. The Lieutenant Governor Award for Excellence in Revitalization is one of the most notable recognitions for Illinois Main Street communities to achieve for their work in bringing economic prosperity to their communities. Work […]

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a day long workshop provided by the Illinois Main Street program. The Jacksonville Main Street program was our host for the day. Just a bit larger than Sterling and about 45 minutes West of Springfield, Jacksonville has been a part of the Illinois Main Street program since […]

A message from our Executive Director Wow, what a year! While 2021 was a year of organizational planning coming out of the COVID days, 2022 was definitely a year of implementation and growth! Mural Restoration In partnership with a small group of Keystone Group Members, our Mural Committee got to work raising funds and starting […]

As we prepare for 2023 here at Sterling Main Street we wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2022 and express ore gratitude for your support during this amazing year. We have many things to be thankful for: Whether you supported out downtown revitalization efforts through event sponsorship, donations toward specific projects, by giving […]

So we did a thing today… The T-Mobile Hometown Grant initiative has been a tremendous resource for small town America since it’s inception in early 2021 and Sterling Main Street is blessed to have been selected to receive a $50,000 Hometown grant in support of our Shoppes at Grandon Plaza project. Thanks also to Air […]

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