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.

Fall leaf pick-up has begun!




Fall leaf pick-up has begun. Please have all yard waste removed from the curbs and do not mix with leaves.  Please keep your leaf piles easily accessible, i.e. away from trees, bushes, parked cars, and mailboxes. Also, be aware of the strength of the leaf vacuum. Anything you do not want to lose should be kept away from the curbside. Leaf pick-up is scheduled thru 11/20/17, weather permitting. Leaves put out after that date will not be picked up. NO BURNING IS ALLOWED!

Village Trustee

The Village of Waterman Board and staff extend their sympathies to the family of Trustee, Dennis “Denny” Mitchell.  Denny passed 10/14/17.  His time and service to the community are appreciated!

Waterman Lions Club Annual Halloween Party

Come out and join the Lions Club at their Annual Halloween Party! 

October 31st, 2017 from 5-7pm at the

Clinton Township Community Building at

160 W. Lincoln Highway, Waterman, IL.


Waterman Community Chest

It is that time of the year for the annual fundraising drive for your Waterman Community Chest.  Last year you helped up achieve 95% of our goal!  With your continued support, we are confident that we will meet this year’s goal of $11,000.00


Your Waterman Community Chest supports non-profit organizations and groups that provide services for the people in and around the Waterman Area.  It is through each person’s generosity that the quality of life is improved for all generations of people in your neighborhood.


The Waterman Community Chest is a qualified tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.


Support what’s good in your community!

Support the Waterman Community Chest!


Waterman Enhancement Group – Upcoming Events



Waterman Enhancement Group is hosting an

“Enchanted Forest” in the woods

at Muingan Park!


Saturday, October 28th 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Candy and glow sticks for all children 12 and under who are dressed in costume!









Christmas Walk

in Waterman

Saturday, December 9th 12-4pm


Featuring 5-7 homes with


Unique decor

Food and drink

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Fireside Lunch

Craft Expo





*All proceeds go to enhancing Waterman and developing Muingan Park!

Village of Shabbona Commissions Business & Visitor Survey

Village of Shabbona Commissions Business & Visitor Survey


The Village of Shabbona’s Economic Development Committee has been working with Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies to conduct a survey of area business owners, residents, and visitors.  Survey results will help to identify business and tourism development opportunities and determine the feasibility of those opportunities.

Please access the survey through the following links, and choose the proper link based on whether you are a Shabbona resident or a visitor:

Shabbona residents go to this link:

Visitors go to this link:

Paper copies can be completed at Resource Bank, Village Hall, Flewellin Memorial Library, Pokanoka’s Café, Lakeside Bait & Tackle, Wisted’s Country Market, Shabbona Café and in Shabbona Lake State Park. All responses will be confidential and the compiled results will be shared this fall.

The survey is a component of an economic development planning grant that was provided by the DeKalb County Community Foundation.


Note:  There are separate surveys for Shabbona residents/businesses and anyone else not from Shabbona.

Waterman residents should complete the visitor survey!  Thank you!



Pumpkin Train Rides – Waterman





Come out to Waterman and ride The Pumpkin Train from October 6, 2017- October 29, 2017! 


You will also be able to walk through the new Haunted Train Station! 


AND, there is a FREE pumpkin with every paid train ticket!

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.

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