Fireworks, Live Music, Beer Garden, Tractor Pull, Train Rides, Tractor & Truck Parade

Bring your family and friends to Waterman on July 15th!  There will be all kinds of family friendly activities, as well as Live Music, a Beer Garden and FIREWORKS.

The Waterman Fire Department will be serving pork chop barbecue dinners from 4-7pm at Waterman Lions Summerfest and Antiquqe Tractor & Truck Show at Waterman Lions Park.!

Waterman Bible Church will oversee a bounce house this year courtesy of Jumpers Island of DeKalb.

Free eye screening will be offered at The Lions retinopathy bus which will be located at the show.

The barrel train is a very popular attraction for kids at the show and will be back again this year!

The Shabbona Broken Propeller Fly Boyz Club will have a booth at the 2017 show and, weather permitting, will be flying model planes. 

Cowboy Quick Draw by the Kishwaukee Valley Regulators shooting club has been popular with kid's and adults. They will be back in 2017. The gun is shooting blanks. 

RE\MAX will be offering tethered balloon rides at twilight at the 2017 show.

Parade of Power - popular noon time attraction!

Mr Steve's Magic and Kid's show sponsored by Clinton Townsip Public Library was a big hit in the past. We are pleased to announce his return in 2017. 


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Shabbona's July 4th Activities!

Come out to Shabbona, IL on July 4th!  They will have a pancake breakfast, Pokanoka's Run/Walk, vendors crafts and food booths, a parade, petting zoo, games, inflatables, ice cream, a pork chop dinner and of course, FIREWORKS!!!

Flewellin Memorial Library Presents "An evening with author, Cindy Crosby."  Ms. Crosby will be sharing information about her newest book and will have copies available for purchase!  

2017 Junior Golf Clinic & Tournament

Indian Oaks Golf Club – Junior Golf Clinics

June 19th-21st and/or July 10th-12th

9am to 10:30am or 11am to 12:30pm

For ages 6 to 14 years old!

$20 Registration Fee per player (includes a gift)

Snacks each day – lunch on the last day!

Call Indian Oaks at 815-824-2282 to register by June 5th for the 1st clinic

Please give your name, age, phone, email, shirt size, dominate hand and whether or not the player has their own clubs!

Junior Golf Tournament 

July 27th – 8am Registration,

9am Shotgun start!


For ages, 6-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18 years

9 Hole Tournament

$15 per player ( $4 per member)

Call to register by July 20th!

EIS Scoping Report - Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation


2.1 PURPOSE AND NEED (as of April 2016)

The purpose and need for the Proposed Action is to improve the Nation’s short-term and long-term economic condition and promote its self-sufficiency, and to confirm the trust status of the Shab-Eh-Nay reservation, which was sold by the 1849 U.S. General Land Office without Congressional authorization. Revenues from the operation of the project would improve the socioeconomic status of the Nation by providing revenues that would be used to:

Increase funding available for a variety of governmental programs and services, including, but not limited to, construction management and building maintenance; road maintenance;
emergency services; law enforcement; fire prevention; court operations; early childhood
development programs; social services (including child and family services, vocational
rehabilitation, adult services, and community health services); health services; and tribal housing;
 Hire additional staff for tribal programs, and train tribal employees;
 Upgrade equipment and facilities, and improve operations;
 Repair, upgrade, and replace equipment and facilities;
 Expand and improve tribal services; and
 Address infrastructure and housing needs.

Each of these purposes is consistent with the limited allowable uses for gaming revenues, as required by Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA; 25 U.S.C. § 2710(b)(2)(A)). The project would also provide employment opportunities for tribal members as well as local non-tribal residents. Additionally, operation of the gaming facility and related facilities on trust land would require the purchase of goods and services, increasing opportunities for local businesses, further stimulating the local economy.

Click here to read more!

Summer Reading in Shabbona!

This year's Summer Reading theme is "STEM - science, technology, engineering, math - based!

Participants will set a goal and track their reading each week.  Earn FREE cones from Screamers for each week you meet your goal!  

Stop by the library and sign up!





JULY 11 AT 10:30AM

JULY 18 AT 10:30AM

Flewellin Memorial Library

108 W. Comanche Ave.

Shabbona, IL


Clinton Township Public Library

Clinton Township Public Library - presents "Reading by Design"

Join the library June 2- July 31st for their summer reading program!  All patrons of the library are welcome!  Call the library for more information at 815-264-3339! Hours are: Monday & Wednesday 1-9pm, Friday 1-6pm, and Saturday 9-1pm!

Join the library June 2- July 31st for their summer reading program!  All patrons of the library are welcome!  Call the library for more information at 815-264-3339!

Hours are: Monday & Wednesday 1-9pm, Friday 1-6pm, and Saturday 9-1pm!

Clinton Township Public Library

Waterman - Shabbona Business Association Meeting

We would like to invite all current and past WSBA members, any new or existing business in the Waterman-Shabbona-Lee area are invited to attend to learn more about WSBA and our upcoming plans and events. We are planning a float to feature businesses and attractions in the area summer parades and also planning an early fall event we would like everyone's input on. 



Waterman Shabbona Business Association

Meeting Agenda: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location: Waterman Winery, 11582 Waterman Road, Waterman, IL


Note: At the stop light in Waterman, go north on Elm Street, which becomes Waterman Road. Pizza and Beverages will be available at the meeting. Winery is on East side of Waterman Road, ½ mile north of Lee Road.


All area businesses, past and present members are welcome! The more the merrier!

Bring a business contact with you!

DeKalb Corn Fest

Come out to DeKalb's 40th Annual

Corn  Fest on August 25, 26 & 27th.


There will be food vendors, music, carnival & carnival rides, bag tournaments, and more.

On stage:  The Party Doctors, 7th Heaven, Uncle Kracker, The Beaux Band, Soap Stone, Destination Unknown, Catfight, Too White Crew,  Hi Infidelity,  Tristin Bushman, The Swon Brothers,  and Thompson Square!

2017 DeKalb Corn Fest!