In 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!
Spring Break Movie and Craft Day at Clinton Township Library!
Sign up for the craft by March 23rd!
Visit the website for DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau!
Find out about meeting and event venues, sports & recreation,
shopping, wedding planning and arts and attractions to name a few
to visit while in DeKalb County Illinois!
The Donation Station will be open to ANYONE
in the community in need of food or
personal hygiene items!
If you would like to donate to the pantry,
drop your donations off during office hours!
“Community Helping Community”
VILLAGE OF WATERMAN
April 2, 2019
Election Day Polling Place:
CLINTON TWP COMMUNITY CENTER
160 W. LINCOLN HWY. 60556
FOR VILLAGE TRUSTEE
Four Year Term (VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN THREE)
CLINTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
FOR LIBRARY TRUSTEE
Four Year Term (VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN FOUR)
Robert A. Bend
Ann M. Arends
INDIAN CREEK C.U.S.D. 425
FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TO SERVE A FULL 4-YEAR TERM (VOTE FOR A TOTAL OF THREE)
Mark Allen Peterson
KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE DIST. 523 FOR TRUSTEES OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT TO SERVE A 6 YEAR TERM (VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN TWO)
Kathleen M. Spears
Waterman Lions Club presented donations to Waterman Police Department, Waterman Fire Department and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Auxiliary for their help with the club’s 5K run/walk, known as The Gobbler Gallop.
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).
You can find a printable copy of the village newsletter under the
“Newsletter” tab, a printed copy at the Library or Village Hall.
Family Enrichment Program
The Family Enrichment Program welcomes the opportunity to support and encourage parents through their parenting journey. This program is free to DeKalb County residents with children birth to age three.
Babies and Books groups are FREE! For more information contact Jodie at (815) 758.8149 ext. 237.
For Bi-lingual group, contact Maria at (815) 758.8149 ext. 288
*Funding for this program is provided by the Illinois State Board of Education, the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education, and the United Way.
4-C Enrichment Program Free Playgroups for Children 0-3 Yrs