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!

Waterman Lions Club Halloween Party


Annual Lions Club Halloween Party!

Where:  Indian Creek Middle School (small, west gym)


Who:  All Indian Creek Elementary Students and Pre-schoolers


What:  Games, Treats, Piñatas


When:  Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 5-7 p.m.


Don’t Miss the Fun!!

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!

Enchanted Forest






Enchanted Forest
Muingan Park
Saturday, October 27th
5:00pm – 7:00pm

There will be candy and glow sticks will be handed out to all children in costume!

Dress up for the costume contest at the
Enchanted Forest this year!

Bring the family and enjoy the night!!!!

Excellence in Education Nomination



It’s time to get involved

in your community!


DCCF is looking for  nominees that are exceptionally skilled and dedicated teachers, administrators, or support staff in a DeKalb County school.


There are some excellent educators in Indian Creek School District #425 and other DeKalb County schools that you may want to support by nominating them for this Excellence in Education award.


Nomination are due by November 1st, 2018.  












You can find a form at DCCF’s website:

Gobbler Gallop

Gobbler Gallop

Thank you to Waterman Lions Club for organizing the Gobbler Gallop!  Here is some information for you to get registered for the event!  More information can be found on their website which is listed below.

Registration opens at 7:30 on race morning, with a start time of 9 a.m. Race begins and ends at the Clinton Township Community Center, 160 W. Lincoln Highway (Route 30), Waterman, IL 60556 5K course is fast and flat and follows scenic village streets. USATF certification #IL-07084-JW. Proceeds to benefit Waterman Lions Club programs and projects. Pre-registration fee is $25; same-day registration fee is $30. No refunds.  First through third place prizes awarded to top male and female finishers in both regular and masters categories; age-category awards for male and female top three finishers. Team competition. Team must consist of 4 team members. Event is fully supported; post-event festivities include awesome refreshments and raffle prizes. Strollers are welcome. First 300 participants to register will receive an official Gobbler Gallop T-Shirt!

Register here:

Waterman Area Heritage Society Is Bringing Back The Annual Christmas Drawing!

Annual Christmas Drawing


Waterman Area Heritage Society is bringing back the Annual Christmas Drawing on Saturday, December 8.

Registration begins at 7am with drawings at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am and noon. Unlike the past drawings, there will not be a re-draw at the end of the day; it will be a “need not be present to win” drawing.

There is no cost to register and must be age 18/over.

Area businesses and community members will be contacted for donations. Please contact us if you’d like to donate a prize (or 2!)….the more donations will ensure a successful event! Suggested donations include gift cards to local businesses/restaurants, business merchandise, themed gift baskets, homemade candies/baked goods, etc…be creative! 

Waterman Area Heritage Society is a 501c non-profit organization.

For more details email or contact Ginger Browder @ 815-751-5441.

IL 23 Closure at BNSF Railway

IL 23 BNSF Railway Company grade crossing just east of Waterman

has been scheduled for closure on Monday, October 15, 2018.

IL 23 will be closed for approximately seven days to reconstruct the crossing.  


2018 Waterman Christmas Walk Cash & Carry Vendor Event

2018 Christmas Walk Cash & Carry Vendor Event


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Downtown Waterman Community Building, Waterman, Illinois

Thank you for being part of our town annual event.  Each year, more people join us for the festive day and we are thankful that you are helping make this event a time for Christmas shopping.


Application Due Date will be December 3, 2018!


Vendor Set up will begin on December 8th, at 8:00 a.m.  Please be set up by 9:15 as the doors will open at 9:30.

The vendor event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please do not tear down before 2pm as some people may still be doing the Christmas Walk itself and will wait until last minute to stop in.

Each booth will be 10×10 with an 8’ table and 2 chairs.  Cost of each booth space will be $10.

Electric hook-up will be an additional cost at $15 for the booth space.

Payment is due in advance in the form of a check made payable to  “Waterman Enhancement Group” on or before December 2nd.  However, please contact Lyne to reserve your booth space.


A receipt will be issued at the time of the space reservation.  No refunds will be issued after payment has been received. Due to limited space availability and duplicate vendors the Christmas Event Staff has the right to deny applications and take applications on a first come first serve basis.

The Christmas Event Staff reserves the right to reject any vendors or advertising not in keeping with the event’s standards and purpose.  The producer, staff or Village of Waterman, and/or WEG are not liable for delays in delivery and/or non-delivery in the event of any action or condition beyond their control affecting production or delivery in any manner.

No refunds for any reason.  All payments made payable to WEG may be mailed to Lyne or                                                           WSBA at PO BOX 74, Waterman, IL 60556.

Thank you so very much in participating in this wonderful event.

Lyne Meyerholz

345 N. Birch St. Waterman, IL 60556  or

815-970-7456  (Please feel free to call after 4pm-up to 11 pm each night- I’m a night owl- and between 6:40 am-7:30 am on school days.)



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