Village of Waterman

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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).


Christmas Tree Collection






Christmas Tree Collection will be from January 2nd through January 31st, 2019 on your normally scheduled garbage/recycle pick up days.


If your tree is longer than 4ft, DC Trash requests you cut it down to make it easier for the drivers to dispose of it!   Thank you!



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)

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.


WPD Auxiliary Program receives a $300 Donation


Thank you to the Waterman Lions Club! 





This week, the Waterman Lions Club graciously donated $300 towards the Waterman Police Departments Auxiliary program. 


The WPD is very grateful to have received such a generous donation!







Here are some of the Waterman Police Department donning their new uniforms!


N.I.C.E. Center – Food Pantry

The N.I.C.E. Center’s food and clothing pantry

is open on Saturday’s from 8:15am – 11am.


N.I.C.E. was organized in 1987 to provide free food and clothing to individuals

and families in need of temporary assistance.


N.I.C.E. is a non-profit organization.  If you would like to make a donation you can mail it to:


N.I.C.E. Center

P.O. Box 5

346 S. County Line Road

Lee, IL 60530-0005












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

DeKalb County Food Pantries 2018


















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