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.  

Waterman Area Heritage Society Museum – Organized in 1994 by a group of citizens who wanted to preserved the history of Waterman and the family heritage of this town in DeKalb County, Illinois.  The museum is open Saturday’s from 1-3pm.  Check out their facebook page!

Update to Village Water Issue – 2018

Update to Village Water Issue                                                                                                                               July 18, 2018

The Village of Waterman and the Board of Trustees has been working to correct the water quality issue for several months. As detailed at the last several Village Board meetings numerous steps have been taken to identify and resolve the problem. Public works, the village engineer, Test Inc. (water system operator) and others we have been working through progressive steps with mixed results.

The Illinois EPA was consulted at the triennial (every 3 years) review in June. The IEPA worker was informed of the issue, the steps we were taking, and offered some suggestions.

Several valves were changed at the filtration system at the well house to minimum effect. We contracted with Tonka Water, out of Minnesota, to inspect the filtration system. Tonka was involved in the construction of the system but there was a wait of 4-6 weeks for them to get here after contracting. Tonka is here today, July 18, 2018, inspecting and servicing the system. Hopefully, this will alleviate the problems we are having throughout Waterman.

Thank you to the residents who have called Village Hall, the Village President, or a Trustee to report their water problems. We are able to ask for needed information to include addresses, date/time, duration, and severity at a minimum. Please contact us at any of the emails or numbers listed on the website, even on weekends.

Hopefully these steps will resolve our problem. It has been a long and expensive search for which we apologize. Thank you.



Darryl Beach, Village President

Waterman Board of Trustees

Yard Waste



For the convenience of all Waterman residents, a 24/7 365-day brush dumpster is located at the 215 W. Adams parking lot. For large quantities of brush, call Village Hall 815-264-3652 for disposal arrangements. YARD WASTE ONLY please. NO BURNING IS ALLOWED!   DC Trash will NOT pick up yard waste.


Preschool Registration at Open Hands




Open Hands Preschool in Waterman is having registration for the 2018-2019 school year Tuesday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. There is a $35 registration fee and $20 supply fee to be paid at the time of registration along with the first month’s tuition. This is also the night of the Enrollment/Orientation meeting for families that have preregistered. Please come prepared to fill out forms with your approved pickup contacts and medical information. Open Hands Preschool is a joint mission project of the Waterman Presbyterian Church and the Waterman United Methodist Church. The Preschool is located in the Waterman United Methodist Church and is DCFS licensed. If you have any questions, please call 815-264-3991 or email  There is also information at

Free Hearing Screening Test


Free hearing screening at the Lions Mobile Hearing Services Unit at

Waterman Lions Summerfest at Waterman Lions Park. 

Sponsored by the Waterman Lions Club on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10-3pm!

Waterman Lions 2018 Summer Fest & Antique Tractor & Truck Show




Waterman Lions Club

18th Annual

Summer Fest & Antique Tractor & Truck Show with Farm Tractor Pull &

Soybean Adventure



Waterman Lions Park

420 S. Birch St. 

Waterman, IL 60556

So  many great activities again this year with some new activities as well.












Come with your friends and family!  There will be a little something for everyone to do!

Including breakfast, Tractor Pull, Soybean Adventure, Train Rides, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Craft Show, Flea Market, Food Concessions, Cowboy Quick Draw, Parade of Power, Pedal Pull, Beer Garden, Bingo, Bags Tournament, Porkchop BBQ, Lions Draw Down Raffle, Live Music, Hot Air Tethered Balloon rides AND the Fireworks Show!  

ICSD#425 Sports Registration

Indian Creek School District #425 IC T-Wolves Registration for all high school and middle school athletics is open. Get registered early this year to allow for us to prepare for the school year. Go to and click on the registration tab to start.

Hinckley’s 2nd Annual Car Show, Fun Fest & Fireworks

The Hinckley Festival Association is hosting their

2nd annual Car Show during the

Hinckley FUN Fest & Fireworks 

Saturday, June 30, 2018! 

The Car Show is sponsored by Federated/Fisher Auto Parts, Inc.
All cars, trucks & tractors are welcome! Registration begins at 2pm. There is a $10 fee for all vehicles to register.

Enjoy music & DJ by Carousel Sound, raffles, 50/50, awards, food trucks, children’s activities and BINGO! Stay later and listen to the live band, Whiskey Romance and enjoy a spectacular 25 minute Fireworks Show at dusk!



Hinckley Fireworks Fest

FUN for the whole Family!
* Gates Open at 3:00pm! Free Admission!
* Decorated Bike Parade kicks-off at 3:00pm at the Hinckley Community Building…Come early & decorate your bike at 2:30pm!
* Pony Rides, Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Airbrush temporary tattoos, BINGO, Games!
* Car, Truck & Tractor Show from 3:00-7:00pm!
* Shop the many Vendors…crafters, handmade, businesses, etc
* Food Trucks!
* 50/50 Raffle!
* 7:00pm- Whiskey Romance performing on stage!
* FIREWORKS at dusk!

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