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.

Easter Egg Hunt – Waterman Lions Club

The Waterman Lions Club
Presents the Annual
Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Indian Creek Middle School
(small gym)

11:00 a.m.

Search for Eggs!!(Outside, rain or shine)


Visit with the Easter Bunny!!

All Waterman elementary and pre-school age children are invited!

Hydrant Flush

February 20th, 2018 –

The most recent water leak on N. Maple St. has been fixed.  

They opened a hydrant to flush the system.  So you may experience brown water for a few days.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  

Water Main

As of this morning February 20th, there has been a new water leak detected.  This has been an ongoing process.  A few leaks have been located and immediately fixed. Once the current leak has been identified, JULIE must do a locate.  It is expected that Public Works will need to do a dig to make repairs. Winter weather and frozen ground prevent easy location. Your patience is very much appreciated!

Waterman Summer Rec Registration 2018 Season

It is that time of the year again…baseball registration!!

Walk in registration for the 2018 season is

January 20th and February 3rd from 9am to 12pm at the

Waterman Community Building (Lincoln Highway).

Registration deadline is February 19th!!!

Save the date…March 3rd is Waterman Summer Rec Family Night at the Rockford Ice Hogs Game, more info to follow!!


Any questions, contact the Waterman Summer Rec at:

Indian Creek Recreation Girls Softball & Co-Ed T-Ball Registration 2018



Open Registration from January 17th – February 15th 2018


Girls softball grades 1st – 8th grades and T-ballers that are minimum age 5 & currently in Kindergarten are eligible to register!


Season runs Mid May thru end of June!


If you are interested in Coaching let us know!  Contact us at OR like our page on facebook and message us there!  *All coaches must complete a background check.


Cub Scout Troop #339 – Cookie Baking Contest

Cub Scout Troop #339

Invite you to participate in a


Cookie Baking Contest


Where: United Methodist Church in Waterman, IL

When: February 17, 2018

Time:  Entries need to be dropped off between 2:00pm and 3:00pm 

Contact Jacob Coulter with any additional questions at 815-739-4313

Waterman Town-Wide Garage Sales


Waterman Town-Wide Garage Sales!

Thursday May 3rd
Friday May 4th

Saturday May 5th
(Optional) Sunday May 6th


Garage Sale Registration

We are excited to announce the 2018 Waterman All Town Garage Sale Days, May 3rd – May 6th!
2017 was not the greatest year for this event, but we are beginning 2018 with an all new Committee!
Heading the Committee is the same person that completed the advertising in 2016, which was a very
successful year! This year we hope the Garage Sale Days will be bigger and better than ever, and we
have reached out to various groups in the community to help develop more activities in town to draw
in customers.
While only left with less than $20 in the garage sale account, we have generously received help and
donations to get the ball rolling this year. Each registration we receive helps pay for advertising,
printing costs, sign maintenance, and mailings. Registration helps cover the expenses of putting on
the garage sale, but also to ensure this town event can come back each year!

 As a registered house, you will receive a numbered sign for shoppers to find you, your home on the map, and the items you are selling are featured on the items of interest list. The more items and specific stuff you list – the more interested customers you may have!
Advertisements will be placed in over 10 resources!
We have put together a Vendor & Craft Fair at the old middle school to draw in more patrons.
Maps and fliers will be distributed locally as well as in Dekalb and surrounding towns.
For more information or the registration form contact:, or mail to
Waterman Town Garage Sale, PO BOX 261, Waterman IL 60556.
Registration fees will be considered a donation to the Waterman All Town Garage Sale, and will
be non-refundable.
Registration forms and payment must be received by Thursday, April 5th to be included on the map.

Winter Is Here! Please remove all vehicles from the streets so the snow plows can make it through!

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).


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