Empowering Individuals
Empowers Communities

What is happening at NICIL?

Classes and Workshop!!

We are currently working on our Spring 2018 catalog of classes!  We are trying something new in 2018 called our At Home series.  This is a group of learning workshops on making your home, your home!  We are excited and hope to see you in class soon!

Want you own catalog to review at home?  Just call our office at 815-625-7860.  Join us for the experience!


Plans are being worked on for a regional Job’s Program.  We work every Thursday on it if you are interested in participating, contact our Executive Director, Michele for meeting time.  We are working to bring our own job creation here in our communities.  It is up to us and the time is now!


New addition to the NICIL Program!  Meet Xavier our Energy Ambassador!

We are so proud of Xavier for stepping into his new role as NICIL’s first ComEd Energy Ambassador.  Xavier has been a volunteer with NICIL for 2 years and is one of the smiling faces at our front counter.  for the next 12 month Xavier will be working in the NICIL five (5) county region (Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties) and  with the NICIL team members meeting and talking with people in our outreach program.  Xavier’s focus is about ways to save energy at home and work.  Ask him about this program, Xavier has gain a lot of knowledge that will help you save energy at home.  This is just one of the many programs we have at NICIL and everyday we work on more services desired by our consumers.  Watch for more to come in the next few months.  Welcome Xavier to the NICIL Program team!

Xavier Z To invite Xavier to speak to your group or at your meeting, just call Julie at the NICIL office at 815-625-7860.


Desire to work with people who are living independently in our communities?  NICIL has an opportunity for you!


Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!  Are you looking for one?  If you are compassionate, caring, and love to work hands on with personal care, then the Personal Assistant (PA) might be the right job for you!  click here for our PA web page.  Personal Assistant Program  The currently hourly rate is $13 per hour and health insurance is available.  If this sounds like something you’d be interested in apply!  Orientation classes are held every month.  Evening and Saturday Orientation classes for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 are scheduled now!

Fall and Winter-PA Orientation Classes

Check back here often for what is happening at NICIL!

General Information
Our Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Due to the budget impasses

Our Location:
412 Locust
Sterling, IL 61081

Phone: 815-625-7860
TTY: 815-625-7863
Toll Free: 888-886-4245
Fax: 815-625-7876

NICIL is now on Goodshop & Goodsearch! Help us raise funds, one penny at a time. See our NICIL Support page for details!
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We are looking for great PA's! Are you looking for the best career you will ever have? Click on our PA page.