Village of Waterman

Official Website for the Village of Waterman

Welcome to Waterman!

oldpicwatermanIn this original prairie town the first settlers lived in abandoned teepees before their homes were built Pottawatomie Indians lived southwest of Waterman when the first settlers arrived in 1835.

Surveyed and plotted in March of 1872, the town was named in honor of Daniel Waterman, General Solicitor of the Chicago and Iowa Railroad which reached Waterman in December of 1870.

Through the years, Waterman has developed many family traditions and welcomes all to share in its historic claims and family atmosphere.

Indian Creek Homecoming Parade 2017

Homecoming Parade

Theme: “Be Our Guest at ICHS” (Disney theme)

Saturday September 23rd 10:15 AM  from

New ICMS (335 E. Garfield St., Waterman, IL).

The parade route will start at stop sign on the corner of Garfield and Maple Street go west on Garfield St, go north on Elm St, go west on W. Cleveland St, go south on Birch St, go east on Grant St and end at Indian Creek Middle School.

“Homecoming is just around the corner, and this year, we are opening the parade floats up to the elementary and middle schoolers and community. There are a few rules that go along with this new idea, if your class or business wants to do a float, it can be a “mini” float” or a regular float. The mini float must be a wagon or shopping cart and you must be walking, no mini floats can be ridden. Another option is a regular sized float (such as a hayrack). There will also be competitions: One mini float competition, one regular float competition, and one just for the high school floats. Parade forms will be available on the school website or in the main office at Indian Creek High School.  If you are interested or have any questions please email Student Council at or call Mrs. Malm 815-824-2197 ext. 1107.”


2017 Homecoming Spirit Week September 18-22


Sept 18th Monday – “Once Upon a Dream” (Pajama Day)


Sept 19th Tuesday – “Hang Loose” (Hawaiian/ Tourist Day)


Sept 20th Wednesday – “Toy Story” (Cowboys, Astronauts, Superheros)


Sept 21st Thursday – “Hercules” ‘Honey you mean HUNKules’ (Toga Day)


Sept 22nd Friday – “We’re All In This Together” (Spirit Day)


Be our Guest at ICHS Homecoming events:

Spirit Week — September 18-22nd


Friday September 22nd

Pep Assembly  after lunch.

Volleyball Game — JV @5:30;  Varsity at 6:30pm.

BonFire — directly following Varsity Volleyball game.



Saturday September 23rd

Parade 10:15 step-off from ICMS at corner of Garfield and Maple Street in Waterman.

Varsity Soccer — 12pm at former ICMS soccer field.

Homecoming Dance 7-10pm @ ICHS Gym.



For more information, visit ICSD #425 website:


Village of Waterman Electric Aggregation Program

Village of Waterman Electric Aggregation Program


ComEd has begun to issue automated notifications regarding the program switch of our aggregation supplier. You will (or have) received a generated letter from ComEd stating that as of October 2017,  Direct Energy will no longer be the supplier and your account will transition back to ComEd. In the upcoming days you also receive another notification from ComEd that your account will begin being served by MC Squared Energy (new aggregation supplier) beginning in October 2017. No action is required by residents that receive these letters and they are automatically generated by ComEd to ensure each account is notified of what is taking place.

For any additional information/questions regarding these notifications please contact our consultant, Progressive Energy Group, at (630) 882-6100.

ComEd’s Vegetation Maintenance Along Power Lines In Waterman

Re: Notification Required under 220 ILCS 5/8-505.1

To Whom It May Concern:

ComEd intends to perform vegetation management activities on distribution circuits in your area within the next few months. The vegetation management activities are a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure system electrical reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages.

In accordance with applicable statutory requirements, ComEd is required to provide each affected municipality a map (see attached) or common addresses of the area affected by the vegetation management activities.
Please be aware that ComEd has notified any affected customers and property owners with (i) a statement of the vegetation management activities planned, (ii) the address of a website and a toll free telephone number at which a written disclosure of all dispute resolution opportunities and processes, rights, and remedies provided by the electric public utility may be obtained, (iii) a statement that the customer and the property owner may appeal the planned vegetation management activities through the electric public utility and the Illinois Commerce Commission, (iv) a toll-free telephone number through which communication may be had with a representative of the electric public utility regarding the vegetation management activities, and (v) the telephone number of the Consumer Affairs Officer of the Illinois Commerce Commission. The notice also stated that circuit maps or common addresses of the area to be affected by the vegetation management activities are on file with the local municipal or county office.

We recognize that our vegetation management activities sometimes create concern by your residents because trees near our electrical wires are significantly trimmed or sometimes require removal. Qualified line-clearance workers contracted by ComEd will be performing the tree pruning work. Supervisors and General Foremen will be in close contact with the crews, ensuring that the work is performed properly. Additionally, we are strong advocates of proactive efforts to ensure that only appropriate vegetation is planted near our facilities, and our easement and leases usually specify vegetation restrictions. Trees that grow greater than 20 feet, for example maple, elm, and blue spruce, should never be planted under or near distribution power lines. At full height, these trees could contact lines and cause a power outage or create a safety issue. On the other hand, trees and bushes that grow to heights less than 20 feet, for example dogwoods or crabapples, can often be planted near distribution power lines.

For more information about vegetation maintenance along power lines and ComEd’s “Right Tree, Right Place” program, please visit:

Please direct any resident with questions or concerns to contact us at 1 (800) Edison-1

Katie Runyan
Sr. Vegetation Management Project Manager
Vegetation Management Department

*You can also find the map under the download tab.

Waterman Police Auxiliary Officers


On July 18, 2017, on the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee, the Waterman Village Board passed Ordinance #2017-10 which established Auxiliary Police for the Waterman Police Department.  The Waterman Auxiliary Police program was discussed in several Public Safety meetings, and at Village Board meetings.  Since the passing of the ordinance the Waterman Police Department, with the assistance and direction of the Public Safety Committee and Village Officials, began the recruitment process for the first phase of the Waterman Police Department Auxiliary Police Program.


Five individuals were selected to fill the Waterman Auxiliary Police Officer positions, based on the results of their interviews with Village Officials and Police Officials.  All of the individuals have previous experience as Auxiliary Police Officers with other agencies (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Police and Leland Auxiliary Police) and/or degrees in Criminal Justice/Police Science.  The Auxiliary Police Officers were sworn in at the Waterman Village Board Meeting on 09/12/17.



Waterman Auxiliary Police Officers are all volunteers, and do not receive compensation from the Village of Waterman.  Waterman Auxiliary Police Officers will receive some of the same training as all other Waterman Police Officers.  Waterman Auxiliary Police Officers will be armed, once they successfully complete the Mandatory Firearms Training Course as required by the Illinois Peace Officer Firearm Training Act.  Waterman Auxiliary Police Officers duties will include aiding or directing traffic, assisting and aiding in controlling natural or man-made disasters, aiding in cases of civil disorder as directed by the Chief of Police, and otherwise aid the members of the Waterman Police Department as directed by the Chief of Police.  The Village of Waterman and the Waterman Police Department would like to thank the Waterman Lion’s Club and Casey’s General Store for their generous donations to the Waterman Police Department, which will be used in part to help with any costs associated with the Waterman Auxiliary Police Program.  If anyone has any questions about the Waterman Auxiliary Police Program, please feel free to contact Waterman Police Chief Chuck Breese.

Generous Donations

At the September Village Board Meeting Waterman Lions Club President, Shawn Blobaum presented Chief Breese with a check for a donation from the Summerfest proceeds.  Shawn also presented a check to be used for safety vests for the Waterman Police Department. 



Recently a $4 million lottery ticket was sold at the Waterman Casey’s store.  At Tuesday’s Village Board meeting a check from Casey’s was given to the Waterman Police Department!





Recycle Your Electronics on October 28th!



Recycle your electronics on October 28, 2017 from 8am-1pm at 450 E. Adams St, Waterman, IL.  Check out the accepted and non-accepted items on the list!   


All attendees will be entered in the annual raffle for an Apple MacBook Air!


If you have any questions, please call 815-264-8118 or Kuusakoski Recycling.


FREE Electronics Collection


There will be two residential electronic waste collections. 
One on Saturday, September 30 and the other on Saturday, October 28, from 9 am – 1 pm at the DeKalb Airport. 
All items are FREE.  All TVs will be accepted in addition to other electronic items (see the attached list).



For more information, contact:
Michelle Gibson
Solid Waste Specialist
815-748-2408 Direct  815-608-0125 Cell
815-758-6673 Main  815-748-2485 Fax
2550 North Annie Glidden Road Dekalb, IL 60115


Bookworms at Clinton Township Public Library


Clinton Township Public Library




Join us downstairs

in the children’s department for

a preschool-aged story

time and activity session.

Crafts, games, snacks and fun!

Wednesdays at 12:30pm until 1:00pm.

Clinton Township Library – Middle School Book Group






Clinton Township Library


Read  Eat  And  Discuss

Middle School book group: read the story and enjoy pizza and a soda. Every other month we will be watching the movie of the book we read.

4th Monday of each month in the library at 6:00p.m.

For more information, contact

Crystal McGinnis at 815-264-3339 or

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