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!

Water – Valves

You may experience a change in the color of your water for a short period of time.   The public works department has changed some valves recently. 

Thank you!

Chief Charles “Chuck” Breese Resigns

 Charles “Chuck” Breese

On behalf of the citizens of Waterman, the Board of Trustees, and myself, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Chief Charles “Chuck” Breese for his 37 years of  honorable and faithful service to the Village of Waterman.

The children will especially miss having him stop to talk and play with them.

We wish Chief Breese happiness, success and health as he begins this new phase of life. Thank you, Chief!!





Last Electronic Recycling Day in Waterman April 2018


***There will be one last electronic recycling day in Waterman.  It will be April 28, 2018 from 9-11am at the Rt. 30 lot.  After that date the Recycling Event Schedule 2018 will be in effect.



Recycling Event Schedule 2018

For more information contact 815-748-2408 or


Household Hazardous Waste
May 19, 2018
9 AM – 12 PM
DeKalb Count y Farm Bureau
1350 W. Prairie Dr. Sycamore , IL 60178

Electronics Recycling Collection
June 2, 2018
9 AM – 12 PM
DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport
3232 Pleasant St. DeKalb, IL 601 15

Paint and Textile Recycling
July 14, 2018
9 AM -12 PM
DeKalb Coun ty Health Department
2550 N. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb, I L 60115

Electronics Recycling Collection
September 22, 2018
9 AM – 12 PM
DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport
3232 Pleasant St. DeKalb, IL 601 15


“Stay Country Family Hoedown” Dance at the Indian Creek Elementary School



On Saturday, April 7th, the Shabbona Hometown Events Committee invites you to our annual Family Fun Dance from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Indian Creek Elementary School in Shabbona, IL.


This year’s theme is:

“Stay Country Family Hoedown!”


Ticket price $25.00 in advance, or $30.00 at the door – price includes your entire family.


Music provided by DJ SHEC

Photography by Tom Killoran Photography
(Photos & Packages available- purchase and receive at Dance)


Open to ALL ages! Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Tickets are available by contacting Lisa Headon: 815-593-0174 or Jamie Deutsch: 815-739-4928


Western wear and boots encouraged!

No Soliciting


A. Hours: No person, while conducting the activities of a peddler or solicitor, whether licensed or unlicensed, shall enter upon any private property, knock on doors, or otherwise disturb persons in their residences between the hours of eight o’clock (8:00) P.M. and nine o’clock (9:00) A.M.

B. Noise: No peddler, solicitor, itinerant merchant or canvasser shall carry on his trade by means of loud outcries or other noises that unreasonably alarm residents of the village.

C. Rights Maintained: No provision of this chapter shall be construed so as to deprive any person of his right of freedom of religion or freedom of speech as guaranteed by the constitution of the state of Illinois or the constitution of the United States or as any infringement upon businesses engaged in interstate commerce. (1999 Code § 6.03)

D. Uninvited Peddling And Soliciting:

1. Notice Requirements: It shall be unlawful for any person to enter upon any property of another in the village after receiving, immediately prior to such entry, notice from the owner or occupant that such entry is forbidden, or to remain upon the property of another after receiving notice from the owner or occupant to depart. A person shall be deemed to have received notice from the owner or occupant within the meaning of this subsection if he has been notified personally, either orally or in writing, or if a printed or written notice forbidding such entry has been conspicuously posted at the main entrance to said property or the forbidden part thereof. The owner or occupant of any residence who desires to forbid trespasses by solicitors or peddlers, or unlicensed solicitors and peddlers, may attach or exhibit upon or near the main front door, and the main rear or side door (if any and if to be protected), a card or plaque stating such of the following as may be appropriate, in letters at least one-third inch (1/3“) in height:

Solicitors and Peddlers Prohibited


Solicitors and Peddlers Prohibited unless
Registered with the Village

2. Violations: Any person soliciting or peddling who is forbidden entry by a notice given in compliance with this subsection shall be deemed guilty of remaining on the property after receiving notice to depart if he shall ring the doorbell or knock or create any sound calculated to attract the attention of the occupant.

3. Exemptions: Notices exhibited pursuant to this subsection shall not be deemed applicable to and shall not prevent access to residential property by a solicitor or peddler who has received prior invitation, written or oral, from the owner or occupant thereof. (2005 Code)


***Call the Police Department or Village Hall to find out if someone at your door is registered with the village!


Village Hall (815) 264-3652 / Police Department Non Emergency (815) 264-3574

Waterman Youth Organization Grants

 Waterman Community Chest

501©3 Corporation

The Waterman Community Chest welcomes and encourages local youth organizations to request money for grants to be considered for our next annual fundraising event. 

The Waterman Community Chest have funds set aside for local youth organizations such as scouts and 4H.

If your youth organization is interested, please print the form attached and mail it for consideration to:

Waterman Community Chest

P.O. Box 311

Waterman, IL 60556

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