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!

Volunteer Opportunity – Muingan Park, Waterman

Volunteer Opportunity
Muingan Park on
October 6th from 8am to Noon!

Trees, Trees, Trees & More Trees!

There are 13 trees being delivered to the park & the Waterman Enhancement Group is in need of at least 13 volunteers. Please bring your favorite shovel. Mulch will also need to be spread in the wooded path & around each tree. The trees will need to be watered.

Please contact Peggy Rogers at (815)295-1091 or if you are willing to make a difference by volunteering in your community!

Refreshments will be served, volunteer hours will be counted. A sign up sheet will be available.

The Park is being built solely on volunteers.
The pavilion construction will begin soon as well!

Thank you to the Village of Waterman for committing to 6 picnic tables for the pavilion and the electric for it as well. And thank you to the scouts for volunteering to assemble the picnic tables!

Thank you!




WPD Auxiliary Program receives a $300 Donation


Thank you to the Waterman Lions Club! 





This week, the Waterman Lions Club graciously donated $300 towards the Waterman Police Departments Auxiliary program. 


The WPD is very grateful to have received such a generous donation!







Here are some of the Waterman Police Department donning their new uniforms!


Excellence in Education Nomination



It’s time to get involved

in your community!


DCCF is looking for  nominees that are exceptionally skilled and dedicated teachers, administrators, or support staff in a DeKalb County school.


There are some excellent educators in Indian Creek School District #425 and other DeKalb County schools that you may want to support by nominating them for this Excellence in Education award.


Nomination are due by November 1st, 2018.  












You can find a form at DCCF’s website:

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest
Muingan Park
Saturday, October 27th
5:00pm – 7:00pm

There will be candy and glow sticks will be handed out to all children in costume!

Dress up for the costume contest at the
Enchanted Forest this year!

Also, NEW this year: A scarecrow making contest – The entry fee for the scarecrow contest is $5.00 per family. The family will make & bring their own scarecrow for display! There will be straw bales provided to display your creation!

There will be 1st and 2nd place winners!  Guests can vote (by number) for their favorite scarecrow!

So bring the family and enjoy the night!!!!

Waterman Annual Christmas Walk



Annual Christmas House Walk 

December 8th, 2018

12 Noon to 4:00pm.

 There are 5  themed homes & refreshments will be served.

Tickets will be $13.00!

 Advance tickets can be purchased though Peggy Rogers at: or 815.295.1091 AND tickets can be purchased at each home!

Gobbler Gallop

Gobbler Gallop

Thank you to Waterman Lions Club for organizing the Gobbler Gallop!  Here is some information for you to get registered for the event!  More information can be found on their website which is listed below.

Registration opens at 7:30 on race morning, with a start time of 9 a.m. Race begins and ends at the Clinton Township Community Center, 160 W. Lincoln Highway (Route 30), Waterman, IL 60556 5K course is fast and flat and follows scenic village streets. USATF certification #IL-07084-JW. Proceeds to benefit Waterman Lions Club programs and projects. Pre-registration fee is $25; same-day registration fee is $30. No refunds.  First through third place prizes awarded to top male and female finishers in both regular and masters categories; age-category awards for male and female top three finishers. Team competition. Team must consist of 4 team members. Event is fully supported; post-event festivities include awesome refreshments and raffle prizes. Strollers are welcome. First 300 participants to register will receive an official Gobbler Gallop T-Shirt!

Register here:

Wednesday Bookworms at Clinton Township Library, Waterman

3-5 year olds
Wednesdays 12:30-1:00


No Bookworms on the 5th – It’s Sandwich Fair
12, 19 No Bookworms on the 26th

3, 10, 17, 24,
No Bookworms on the 31st due to Halloween

7, 14, 28
No Bookworms on the 21st Happy Thanksgiving!

No bookworms the rest of the month: Happy Holidays

This year in Bookworms will be discovering the library’s

Did you know that we have backpacks you can check out and take home? These packs have
books, CDs, DVDs, games etc. all related to the theme of that pack. We have just revised
these and updated them all. So – this year we will …




Unpack the Packs, Play, and Discover!

N.I.C.E. Center – Food Pantry

The N.I.C.E. Center’s food and clothing pantry

is open on Saturday’s from 8:15am – 11am.


N.I.C.E. was organized in 1987 to provide free food and clothing to individuals

and families in need of temporary assistance.


N.I.C.E. is a non-profit organization.  If you would like to make a donation you can mail it to:


N.I.C.E. Center

P.O. Box 5

346 S. County Line Road

Lee, IL 60530-0005












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!   LRS DC Trash will NOT pick up yard waste.


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