Ward 2 Alderwoman, Christine Wilen


May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2023


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Hello, my name is Chris Wilen and I represent Ward 2 as their alderman.

I was born and raised in the Sterling-Rock Falls area and graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1963.

After graduating, I went into Chicago to further my education in the Field of Retail Merchandising.  I worked on State Street as an Import Buyer for two years and returned to Sterling to work at Kline’s as their Bridal Consultant.

I went into the banking field with Sterling Federal and continued working there until 1995 when we moved to South Carolina.

Returned home in 2001 and went back into banking with Sauk Valley Bank.

I have been a member of Sterling First Christian Church for 40 years and Sterling Kiwanis for 25 years.

Michael and I have been married for 43 years, have two daughters and 6 grandchildren.

I look forward to learning as much as possible in the next four years and serving you, the people of Ward 2, and the people of Sterling in the best possible way.