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!

Consolidated Election April 2, 2019

Consolidated Election

April 2, 2019

Petition filing is December 10, 2018 8:30am through December 17, 2018 at 5:00pm.





The Village of Waterman currently has 3 trustee positions up for election.  Petition packets are available at the village office.

For more election information, visit this county website page:

Mandatory Cross Connection Control Survey

Residential & Commercial Mandatory Cross Connection Control Survey


If you have not already submitted the survey to the village office, please do so asap.

The Village Office

215 W. Adams St.

Waterman, IL 60556

You can find a downloadable and printable form at this website:

If you need help filling out this form, contact Chris Perra at Test Inc. (815) 252-9637.


Christmas Trees


Waterman Lions 

Christmas Tree Sales

are OPEN!


Come visit the lot between WSB and

Houlahans for your christmas

tree now!

Have a wonderful holiday season!


Winter Is Here! Please remove all vehicles from the streets so the snow plows can make it through!

Please remove all vehicles from the streets so the snow plows can make it through!


Parking During Snowfall; Snow Routes:

No person shall park any motor vehicle of any class on any street in the village after two inches (2″) of snow has fallen, until such time as the snow has been plowed to the side of the street in the following locations which are designated snow routes in the village:

Birch Street between Lincoln Highway and George Cies Way

Cedar Street between Lincoln Highway and George Cies Way

Lincoln Highway between the east village limits to the west village limits

Any street in the village with curbing on both sides

Any vehicle found illegally parked under this subsection may be towed away under the order of either the police department or the public works department, and in addition to the fine, the violator or owner of the vehicle shall pay any necessary towing and storage charges to the towing agency prior to regaining possession of his/her vehicle.

The police department may issue tickets for parking violations of this subsection; however, no snow parking tickets shall be issued between nine o’clock (9:00) P.M. and four o’clock (4:00) A.M. if snow commences after nine o’clock (9:00) P.M. and accumulates to two inches (2″) or more before four o’clock (4:00) A.M.

The person parking any vehicle found illegally parked under this subsection shall be fined the sum of fifteen dollars ($15.00) to five hundred dollars ($500.00).


Christmas Tree Collection






Christmas Tree Collection will be from January 2nd through January 31st, 2019 on your normally scheduled garbage/recycle pick up days.


If your tree is longer than 4ft, DC Trash requests you cut it down to make it easier for the drivers to dispose of it!   Thank you!



From Indian Creek School District Superintendent

Mr. Willis:

Due to the severe weather conditions, Indian Creek schools are cancelled tomorrow, Monday, November 26th. After school extracurricular activities will be determined tomorrow. Please watch our website for updates.


Indian Creek for Basketball Boys (HS): Cancellation: The Freshmen/JV Boys Basketball game at IC vs Marquette for Monday has been canceled. Make-up is TBA.

The 7th and 8th grade basketball games Monday night at Newark have been postponed to December 4th.


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