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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 Community Chest

Waterman Community Chest receives $2,000 Monsanto Fund grant for to assist with Annual Fund Drive 

Waterman, Illinois – July 16, 2018– Employees from Waterman Monsanto Corn Production recommended Waterman Community Chest to receive a $2,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund. Funds from the grant will be used to benefit organizations that provide services that benefit the citizens and Waterman community. The Waterman Community Chest previously received a Monsanto Fund grant in 2017 to assist with the 2016-2017 Annual Fund Drive.  The Waterman Community Chest supports non-profit organizations and groups that provide services for the people in and around the Waterman area.  It is a 501(c)3 qualified tax-exempt charitable organization. 

“We’re fortunate to have a group like the Waterman Community Chest working in our community” said Troy Dukes, Site Lead at the Waterman Seed Production site. “We’re proud to partner with them and support the great work they do in our community with this Monsanto Fund grant.” 


This year, the Monsanto Fund awarded more than $1.4 million to nonprofit organizations in rural communities to help address essential needs in Food & Nutrition, STEM Education, and Community Development. Nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $7.5 million through this program over the last five years.  


About Monsanto Fund 

The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where farmers and Monsanto Company employees live and work. Visit the Monsanto Fund at 



Update to Village Water Issue – 2018

Update to Village Water Issue                                                                                                                               July 18, 2018

The Village of Waterman and the Board of Trustees has been working to correct the water quality issue for several months. As detailed at the last several Village Board meetings numerous steps have been taken to identify and resolve the problem. Public works, the village engineer, Test Inc. (water system operator) and others we have been working through progressive steps with mixed results.

The Illinois EPA was consulted at the triennial (every 3 years) review in June. The IEPA worker was informed of the issue, the steps we were taking, and offered some suggestions.

Several valves were changed at the filtration system at the well house to minimum effect. We contracted with Tonka Water, out of Minnesota, to inspect the filtration system. Tonka was involved in the construction of the system but there was a wait of 4-6 weeks for them to get here after contracting. Tonka is here today, July 18, 2018, inspecting and servicing the system. Hopefully, this will alleviate the problems we are having throughout Waterman.

Thank you to the residents who have called Village Hall, the Village President, or a Trustee to report their water problems. We are able to ask for needed information to include addresses, date/time, duration, and severity at a minimum. Please contact us at any of the emails or numbers listed on the website, even on weekends.

Hopefully these steps will resolve our problem. It has been a long and expensive search for which we apologize. Thank you.



Darryl Beach, Village President

Waterman Board of Trustees

Preschool Registration at Open Hands




Open Hands Preschool in Waterman is having registration for the 2018-2019 school year Tuesday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. There is a $35 registration fee and $20 supply fee to be paid at the time of registration along with the first month’s tuition. This is also the night of the Enrollment/Orientation meeting for families that have preregistered. Please come prepared to fill out forms with your approved pickup contacts and medical information. Open Hands Preschool is a joint mission project of the Waterman Presbyterian Church and the Waterman United Methodist Church. The Preschool is located in the Waterman United Methodist Church and is DCFS licensed. If you have any questions, please call 815-264-3991 or email  There is also information at

Indian Creek School District – Patriot Day

The ICMS Patriot Day Assembly will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11. 2018, at 8:45 AM in the main gymnasium. All guests and visitors should use the main Garfield Street parking lot. Parents, family and community members are welcome to attend. We will be honoring our local first responders and current as well as veteran members of our Armed Forces. Patriot Day assemblies will also be held at Indian Creek Elementary at 10 AM and Indian Creek High School at 11 AM.

WOW 2018-2019 Kick-Off and Bible Study

WOW 2018-2019 Kick-Off and Bible Study

Women of the Word is ready to start its 20th year, and you are invited to join women from many different churches and communities! We will begin with Priscilla Shirer’s study, “Discerning the Voice of God”. Learn how to quiet all the voices of distraction and fine tune your ear to hear the voice of the Lord. We will then delve into a study of the Acts of Apostles and learn about the early beginnings of the Church and the power available to us as Christians. We will also use Ray Vander Laan’s teaching DVD’s: “The Mission of Jesus” and the “Clash of the Kingdoms” to highlight our personal study. Experience the Bible in historical context emphasizing that our true citizenship belongs in heaven, as well as how to bring God’s shalom to our broken world. Come to LISTEN, LEARN, be EMPOWERED, and GO!

Registration is on Thursday, August 23, any time from 9-11:30 a.m., and then from 6-7 p.m. at Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Cedar St., Waterman, IL.

Our Kick-Off event follows Registration at 7 p.m. Current WOW members Barb Nelson, Cindy Noll, and Sue Hipple will share their recent experiences of “Our Adventures in Israel”. Light refreshments will follow. Everyone interested is invited, whether you plan to attend WOW or not, so please come!!

WOW begins Thursday, September 20, with Morning Edition, 9-11:30 a.m. (Children’s Program available in a.m. only) or Evening Edition 6:45-9 p.m.

Registration is $25.00 with Scholarships available.

For more information contact Sue Hipple at 815.264.3979 or

Matthew 28:18-19, “Jesus….said, “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go……”

ICSD#425 Sports Registration

Indian Creek School District #425 IC T-Wolves Registration for all high school and middle school athletics is open. Get registered early this year to allow for us to prepare for the school year. Go to and click on the registration tab to start.

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