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!

DeKalb County Community Gardens In Waterman

DeKalb County Community Gardens brought their free food truck to Waterman in May 14th!

Thank you to Waterman Lion’s Club for hosting this event!

Together they helped give away food to 96 Waterman community members (25 over 60) from 37 households. The best Grow-Mobile Waterman event ever!

Look for information about the food truck coming again in the next few months!

National Police Week

This is National Law Enforcement Week.   Please remember those officers out there in your neighborhoods and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. 

Forty Police Officers have lost their lives this year so far, which is the lowest number in over a decade.   Community support has a lot to do with this result.

The Village of Waterman is a wonderful place to work and we look forward to joining you in building this community.  Keep us in your thoughts this week.

Chief Joe Cicci and the entire Waterman Police Department