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Illinois Dept of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is offering the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program for businesses with at least 1 employee besides the owner. It is designed to grant up to 60 days viable working capital, up to $25k. Interested applicants can contact Vada Yingling City Hall Mon-Fri, 8am-noon for more details 217-773-2513.  Program materials can be found here


In keeping with the Governor’s mandate on social distancing, beginning on Tue, March 17, 2020, City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to keep normal business hours from 8:00-4:00 pm, Mon-Fri enabling us to process customer water/sewer requests and inquiries. Please mail payments or use the drop box on the west side of the building. We also offer online payments by credit/debit cards. Cash payments should be exact change or as close as you can be. Any overages will be applied to your account as a credit for next month. We appreciate your understanding during this time as we get thru this together.

Mt. Sterling is located in the heart of Brown County, Illinois. It is a place where neighbors know and trust one another, and where people of all ages desire to live, work together, raise families and enjoy life in a small town. The community is committed to creating sustainability in terms of business retention, economic viability and citizen engagement for the benefit of all citizens today and in the future.


The City of Mt. Sterling, Illinois adopted a Comprehensive Plan and completed a Long Range Strategic Plan and Redevelopment Blueprint in 2011. These two documents show a vision and action plan for the revitalization of the city. The plans are in place, and business, government, and citizens are excited to make it happen.

Part of the plan was to create this the official website for the City of Mt. Sterling, to provide up-to-date information on city services that enhance your quality of life, information for existing and new businesses, and information for visitors.

Please visit our Web site regularly for updates on the following:

  • The latest action of our City Council
  • City news
  • New business openings
  • Community events, and more!

If you find there is information missing from our site or if certain information is difficult to find, please contact the Site Administrator by clicking here. Your comments are important to the continued development of the City website.

Thank you for visiting the City of Mt. Sterling website!