About Us

Still Local. Still Solid. Still Here For You Since 1882.

Since 1882, Stillman Bank has spent over 140 years forging a stable financial institution that is dedicated to the customers and communities we serve. With six full-service office locations throughout Ogle and Winnebago counties, we still remain locally owned and headquartered right here in the Rock River Valley. While the banking industry has transformed since our founding, our guiding principles have always remained steadfast. Stillman Bank has been cultivated through a long and continuing tradition of integrity, community involvement, and leadership that builds value for our customers, communities, and shareholders; all of which are important to our success.

In addition to the products and services we offer, Stillman Bank provides support to numerous community organizations with monetary donations, resources, and volunteer hours. As your neighbors, our employees are truly living, working, and investing in the betterment of our local communities

Stop into one of our six locations or contact us today!

Read About Our History

Mission, Vision, & Core Values

Stillman Bank provides comprehensive financial solutions that support the well-being of our customers and strengthen the communities we serve.

We will grow our legacy as a strong, stable, independent community bank where customers want to bank, individuals want to work, and shareholders want to invest.

Core Values
Our core values express who we are, how we got here, and what we hope to become.

Remain Committed
We continue our legacy as a bank that can be relied upon.  Our stability, strength, and consistency contribute to the success of our customers, communities, employees, and shareholders.


Take Ownership
We face challenges head-on, roll up our sleeves to help, and take responsibility for the entire customer experience.


Build Relationships
We establish trust by providing excellent service, being respectful, and honoring our word.


Cultivate Growth
We strive to be open-minded and are committed to creating an environment that looks for efficiencies, leverages best practices, and encourages learning opportunities.


Be Intentional
We are purposeful with our actions and decisions.  We do this by analyzing, collaborating, and communicating effectively.


Board of Directors

Stephen G. Balsley
James M. Gensler
Thomas R. Hughes
Martin C. Larson
Edward Munguia
Daniel T. Ross
Kevin E. Rude
Stephen E. Schmeling