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!


Bicycle Safety


If you or your child is riding a bicycle, make sure you have lights or reflective gear so motorists can see you!   

There have been reports of children riding bicycles in the streets and motorists nearly missing them. 

No one wants this to happen!   So please talk to your children!  Stay safe!


Please be safe when riding bicycles or other toy vehicles.


A. Clinging To Vehicles: It shall be unlawful for any person on any street riding any bicycle, motorcycle, sled, skateboard or other vehicle to cling to or attach himself or his vehicle to any moving motor vehicle or wagon. (1999 Code § 17.03)

B. Operation On Roadways; Use Of Crosswalks Required: It shall be unlawful for any person upon roller skates, rollerblades, skateboards, a coaster, sled or other toy vehicle, to go upon any roadway other than at a crosswalk.

C. Prohibited Operation On Specific Streets:

1. It shall be unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle, skateboard, rollerblade or roller skate upon any sidewalk that is parallel or adjacent to Route 30 between Elm Street and Birch Street, or on Cedar Street between Route 30 and Alley A (George Cies Alley). (1999 Code § 15.03; amd. 2005 Code)

2. Any person violating this subsection C shall be fined not less than twenty five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense. Additionally, any juvenile who is found to be in violation of this subsection C may be issued a warning citation, and any bicycle, skateboard, rollerblades, or roller skates or other play vehicle utilized in the commission of the violation of this subsection C may be impounded by the village police department. Such item shall be released to the juvenile only when accompanied to the village police department by a parent or guardian who shall be presented at such time with a copy of this subsection C.

3. Any parent or guardian who knowingly allows a juvenile to utilize a bicycle, skateboard, rollerblades, roller skates or other such play vehicle in violation of this subsection C shall himself or herself be considered a violator of this subsection C and shall be fined, upon conviction thereof, not less than twenty five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.

4. A presumption is hereby created that if a parent or guardian has been previously presented with a copy of this subsection C in relation to a first or second offense of a juvenile, that said parent or guardian knowingly allowed the juvenile to use the vehicle in a prohibited manner. (1999 Code § 15.03)


No person may operate an all terrain vehicle or off highway motorcycle within the village limits. This section shall not prohibit the transport of such all terrain vehicle or off highway motorcycle by trailer or other means within or across the village limits to an area outside the village limits. (1999 Code § 17.07)

Pancake Breakfast – Boy Scout Troop 39

Pancake Breakfast


Have a pancake breakfast with the scouts from troop 39 on Saturday,

December 8th at the Indian Creek Middle School from 7am-11am!

The Waterman Lions Club with have a fruit sale & order pick up,

the Waterman Methodist Church will be having a bake sale

AND the Waterman Heritage Society is bringing back the Christmas Drawing!   

All on December 8th at the ICMS.


You won’t want to miss this wonderfully planned day!




Village Office Closed



The village office will be closed for

Veterans Day on November 12th


November 22nd & 23rd

for Thanksgiving! 


Fall leaf pick-up has begun!




Fall leaf pick-up will begin October 22, 2018.  Please have all yard waste removed from the curbs and do not mix with leaves. Please keep your leaf piles easily accessible,i.e. away from trees, bushes, parked cars, and mailboxes. Also, be aware of the strength of the leaf vacuum. Anything you do not want to lose should be kept away from the curbside. Leaf pick-up is scheduled thru 11/20/18, weather permitting. Leaves put out after that date will not be picked up. NO BURNING IS ALLOWED!

Waterman Community Chest




It is that time of year for the annual fundraising drive for your Waterman Community Chest. Last year you helped us achieve just over 70% of our goal! With your continued support, we are confident that we will meet this year’s goal of $10,000.

Your Waterman Community Chest supports non-profit organizations and groups that provide services for the people in and around the Waterman area. It is through each person’s generosity that the quality of life is improved for all generations of people in your neighborhood.

The Waterman Community Chest is a qualified tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.


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