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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

DeKalb County Health Department – West Nile Virus Report

The DeKalb County Health Department is reporting that mosquitoes collected in a trap in

Sycamore have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive test for WNV in DeKalb County since last year. Several counties have reported WNV positive mosquito samples this year, which is associated with an increased risk of WNV in people. There have been no human cases in DeKalb County this year.


West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become

 infected after feeding on an infected bird. It 

is important to remember that not all mosquitoes, or birds, carry West Nile virus – most do not.


Most people with the virus have no clinical symptoms of illness, but some may become ill three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. Illness from West Nile is usually mild and includes fever, headache and body aches, but serious illness, such as encephalitis and meningitis have been known to develop. Persons older than 50 years of age have the highest risk of severe disease.


“The most effective way to prevent you or your family from being infected is to reduce the chances of being bitten by mosquitoes” says Greg Maurice, Director of Health Protection. “This includes eliminating standing water from around your house and using mosquito repellent when outside.”


Maurice offers these tips

-Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dusk and dawn.
-When outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that includes DEET,  picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus according to label instructions. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants.
-Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or other openings. Try to keep doors and windows shut, especially at night.
-Change water in birdbaths weekly. Properly maintain wading pools and stock ornamental ponds with fish. -Turn over any buckets, garbage cans, or other containers that collect water.


For additional information, check the Illinois Department of Public Health website at, or the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) “Fight the Bite” website at


To learn more about the many programs and services of the Health Department, visit or follow us on social media.

Power Supply Agreement 2017


The Village of Waterman has contracted with mc2 (MC Squared) for delivery of power to ComEd’s distribution facilities.  The fixed price per kWh, calculated pursuant to that certain Power Supply Agreement between the Village of Waterman and mc2 dated August 4, 2017 (“PSA”). The PSA price through your October 2018 ComEd meter read date under this Agreement is $0.0695 per kWh. In addition to mc2 electricity supply charges, ComEd distribution charges and related taxes will be itemized separately by ComEd in your bill and are not included in the price under this Agreement. You are responsible to pay ComEd for these charges. 

In addition to any other remedies mc2 may have, this Agreement may be terminated by mc2 upon 30 day notice to Customer if we return your service to ComEd per the PSA, you move outside the Village of Waterman area, you cease to be a ComEd customer or become ineligible for ComEd’s Consolidated Billing. You may terminate this Agreement within 10 days after you receive your first bill under this Agreement from ComEd by notifying us at 1-(to be announced). If you so terminate, you will not be billed a Termination Charge, but you will be responsible for all charges incurred for the first month of service rendered by mc2. There is NO Termination Fee if you terminate the MC Squared Agreement prior to the end of the applicable term. If you terminate your agreement early, you will be obligated to pay for services rendered under the contract until service is terminated.

Attention ALL DeKalb County, Illinois Residents

Attention ALL DeKalb County, Illinois Residents:

NIU invites you out to the Boston College game on September 1st at Huskie Stadium for DeKalb County Day!
This is the biggest game at Huskie Stadium since NIU beat Maryland in 2003. We need your support in the stands to #BLACKOUTBC and root on the Huskies to victory.
If you live in the DeKalb County zip codes listed in the graphic below you can purchase NIU vs. Boston College tickets for ONLY $15 per ticket!
That price is up to 50% off the regular ticket price! No ticket minimum purchase is required. Buy 2 tickets or 20, we just want you to join us!
To receive this special rate: Valid for Call-In Orders Only – Call 815-753-PACK (7225) by Thursday, August 31st.
NIU Athletics Ticket office phone hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.
Thanks and we look forward to welcoming you to Huskie Stadium on September 1st!
Go Huskies!
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