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Street Maintenance Update – August 10, 2018

Street Maintenance Update - August 10, 2018 Airport Road will be closed to through traffic starting on Wednesday August 15th.  The closure is located north of the entrance for Sycamore Community Park.   All park facilities on Airport Road will be accessible from the South by using one of the alternate routes ...read more

Waste Collection Day Change

Update:  Interactive Map to identify your service day after the week of Sept 10. Waste Management is changing the refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection dates for some Sycamore residents.   Most residents currently serviced on Monday will remain the same, but some will move to Thursday.  Residents currently scheduled for Tuesday ...read more

7/27/18 Weekly Construction Update

7/27/18 Weekly Construction Update:  Paving has started. The Contractor has paved Exchange Street and it is open to traffic Milling was completed on Sycamore, Borden, Woodgate, and Maertz. The same streets are now being prepped for stone base and paving. Utility work will begin on Washington Place on Monday July 30th with roadway ...read more

Bus Service Public Hearing

Bus Service:  A Public Hearing will be held on July 23rd 2018 at 6:00 pm at the DeKalb City Council Chambers located at 200 South 4th Street in DeKalb, IL. The proposed changes include the addition of weekend service to the Blue Line (Route 21) and consolidation of existing VAC and NIU ...read more

Metronet Beginning Construction

Update July 24:  Metronet Letters are being mailed to residents regarding the construction schedule for the company's fiber optic network.  To ensure the greatest amount of transparency, they have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) document.  To view this information, please CLICK HERE.  Concerns should be addressed directly to them via ...read more

June 20, 2018 Weekly Construction Update

June 20, 2018 Weekly Construction Update:  New pavement will begin during the week of July 23rd. The Contractor will be milling and paving streets where concrete work is complete. Exchange, Sycamore, Borden, and Woodgate. The City is working with NICOR to resolve utility issues on Washington Street The tentative schedule outlined above ...read more

FY2018 Fire Department Annual Report

FY 2018 Fire Department Annual Report The Sycamore Fire Department has released its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018.  To view the entire report, please click here.

Street Maintenance Update – July 13, 2018

Street Maintenance Update - July 13, 2018 Good weather has allowed contractors to make uninterrupted progress. Bethany Road:  Northwestern Medicine’s contractor has installed traffic control and will start concrete work next week.  Bethany Road west of IL Route 23 will be limited to one lane through August and into September. Washington ...read more

Lock It or Lose It 2018

"Lock It or Lose It" During the summer months, the Sycamore Police Department typically sees an increase in thefts from motor vehicles.  An overwhelming majority of these thefts are from unlocked vehicles.  This summer, the Sycamore Police Department reminds everyone to "Lock It or Lose It."  To view the entire "Lock ...read more

Street Maintenance Update – July 9, 2018

Street Maintenance Update - July 9, 2018 Work continues at multiple locations. William Charles Construction completed paving on Coltonville Road.  Striping will occur in the next two weeks. Washington Street concrete work continues with roadway milling and excavation slated for this week. Concrete work on Woodgate Drive, Sycamore Street, and Borden ...read more

Insurance Broker Opportunity

The City of Sycamore is currently accepting proposals for our Liability and Worker’s Compensation Insurance Broker.  For additional information and to receive a complete Request for Proposal document, please contact the HR Office at 815-895-0786.

6/29/18 Construction Update

6/29/18 Weekly Construction Update:  A recent break in the weather allowed work to progress during the later part of the week.   William Charles Construction paved the first layer of asphalt on Coltonville Road. Exchange Street concrete work is complete. Locust Street concrete work is 90% complete. Washington Street concrete work ...read more

Municipal Electricity Aggregation Program

Need information about the electrical aggregation program?  Residents and small business owners have received a letter indicating we have entered into a new agreement, allowed by the voters of Sycamore,  beginning August 2018 for a 12 month term.  Billing and service will remain the same.  You will continue to receive ...read more

June 22, 2018 Weekly Construction Update

6/22/18 Weekly Construction Update Weather has once again impacted construction work.  Sycamore and the surrounding areas received around 3.0” of rain in the past seven days and between 4.0” to 6.0” over the past two weeks. Despite these conditions contractors were able to complete the following work. William Charles Construction paved Bethany ...read more

6/15/18 Weekly Construction Update

6/15/18 Weekly Construction Update Weather has delayed or postponed most of Friday’s work.  William Charles Construction has rescheduled Bethany Road paving for Monday June 18th. Curran Contracting and their subcontractor will continue work on Exchange Street and Locust Street.  Work will then transition to Washington Ave.  Concrete scheduled for removal on Woodgate ...read more

Friday June 15 Bethany Road Construction

Monday June 18th, William Charles Construction will pave a portion of Bethany Road.  This was rescheduled from Friday, June 15th due to weather. This includes the areas where the edge of the asphalt has been milled (Eastern Exit of YMCA to IL Route 23). There will be short durations where entrances on ...read more

City-Wide Garage Sales

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Saturday, June 16, 2018 Beginning tomorrow, Sycamore will host this year’s city-wide estate, yard, and sidewalk sales. With as many as 100 sales across town, there will be enough treasures to go around! Click HERE to check out all the great deals!

June 14 – Summer Concert in the Park

Thursday, June 14 Summer Concert in the Park!  Presented by the Sycamore Park District, 7-9 PM, bring a picnic or purchase food and beverages from the Caddyshack Grill, on site. If you want to move, and dancing isn’t your thing, here are some other activities you may enjoy while listening ...read more

6/8/18 Construction Update

Curran Contracting and their subcontractor will continue work on Exchange Street.  Concrete on the south side will cure before removals on the north side.  Work will then progress to Locust Street. William Charles Construction will mill and resurface 1,200 ft of Bethany Road from the YMCA to IL Route 23.  Please ...read more

Street Construction Update – June 1, 2018

Street Construction Update - June 1, 2018 Curran Contracting and their subcontractors plan on starting concrete sawcutting and possible removals on Locust Street and Exchange Street.  Exchange Street removals are limited to one side at a time. City Crews will continue storm sewer installation on Washington Street, as Frontier completes utility pole ...read more

Touch A Truck

June 12, 2018 - Touch-A-Truck from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. Featured are various city vehicles such as police cars, a fire truck, ambulance, street sweeper, and the new snow plow.   Take your pictures with these awesome trucks and get a tour of the inside!  Local businesses will provide trucks as well ...read more

Tuesdays on the Town

Experience the vibrancy of downtown Sycamore on Tuesdays this summer!  On the second Tuesday of each month, June through September, family friendly activities are featured, downtown businesses will be open late and there will be special offers to entice you.    To see the current list of upcoming events, please ...read more

Northern Illinois Art Show

On June 2-3, 2018, Kishwaukee Valley Art League, (KVAL) is proud to bring its  Annual Northern Illinois Art Show to the public. Held each spring in Sycamore, Illinois on the DeKalb County Courthouse lawn and now in its 47th year, the Northern Illinois Art Show features the work of artists ...read more

Memorial Day Closure

On Monday May 28 , the offices of City Manager, Mayor, City Clerk, Human Resources, Public Works, Engineering and Finance will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.    Emergency situations normally handled by these departments should be directed to the Sycamore Police at 815-895-3435.  Regular hours of operation for ...read more

Construction Notice – May 1, 2018

CAM Midwest will be applying an asphalt sealer/rejuvenator to a small amount of City streets.  This work will start between Friday May 4th and Tuesday May 8th.  The schedule is dependent on weather. The sealant will be applied to one side of the road at a time and can be driven ...read more

Construction Notice – April 27, 2018

Construction Notice AC Pavement Striping will be microsurfacing on Wednesday May 2nd to Friday May 4th at West and South Prairie Drive.  This is rehabilitative measure that provides a heavy-duty sealant on the road.  The contractor will apply two coats on consecutive days but will have to make three passes to ...read more

2018 Rental Property Information Meeting

The Sycamore Police Department will hold an informational meeting for Sycamore rental property owners and rental property managers on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, please click here.

Farm Structure Bid Addendum

Parties interested in bidding for the Farm Structure Demolition will find updated information about the required paperwork at the following link:  http://cityofsycamore.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Sycamore-Farm-Structure-Demolition-with-Addendum-1.pdf

Spring 2018 Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The City of Sycamore Water Division has announced their spring 2018 fire hydrant flushing schedule.  Please note that due to weather conditions, the current schedule has been modified from a previously-released version.  Hydrant flushing will now begin on Tuesday, April 17th. To view the updated schedule, please click here.

Coffee With a Cop

"Coffee With a Cop" Thursday, April 12, 7:30-9 am. 605 E. State St is the place to be!  Click the link below for more detail, and see you there! Sycamore Coffee with a Cop - April 12 2018

City Finance Department Award

Congratulations are extended to the City for it's outstanding Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting.  The Achievement in Excellence Award has been presented to the City of Sycamore and it's Finance Department and was publicized at the last City Council Meeting.  It is the highest form of recognition representing significant accomplishment ...read more

Office Closure – Easter Weekend

On Friday March 30, all Sycamore Administrative offices including Public Works, City Clerk and Finance will be closed for the observance of Easter Weekend.  Emergency situations should be directed to the Sycamore Police at 815-895-3435.  Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, April 2.  The City of Sycamore wishes ...read more

POC Firefighter Announcement (Re-post) 2-28-18

Application packets are available from March 1 – March 30, 2018, Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sycamore Fire Department, Fire Station #1, 535 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL  60178.  For full details, please click here: POC Firefighter advertisement ...read more

2018 Downtown Spring Fling

Welcome Spring by joining the Merchants of Downtown Sycamore for the 9th annual Spring Fling.  Activities will take place March 23– 31 at participating businesses.  Sign up daily at all the participating businesses to be entered for a chance to win the Golden Egg door prize.  For more information, see ...read more

2018 Spring

Hey - Early Spring Cleaners in Sycamore!  Your Public Works department will assist in landscape waste disposal in advance of the April 1 beginning of the seasonal Waste Management pick-up program.  From noon March 19- April 1, a dumpster will be available in front of the Public Work's Office at ...read more

FD Knox Box Program

Eligible Sycamore Residents - When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, a Knox-Box device allows for immediate entry into buildings and properties without forced entry damage or delay.  The details and conditions of this program can be seen HERE:  Residential Knox press release 3-6-18 

POC Firefighter Announcement 2-28-18

Application packets are available from March 1 – March 30, 2018, Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sycamore Fire Department, Fire Station #1, 535 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL  60178.  For full details, please click here: POC Firefighter advertisement ...read more

Snow Parking Advisory

Snow Parking Advisory Reminder: It is unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street or in any city parking lot for a period of twenty four (24) hours following the accumulation of two (2) or more inches of falling snow. Any vehicles parked in these locations are in violation ...read more

Sycamore Music Boosters

Sycamore Music Boosters announces their 10th Annual "A Note to Remember" event to be held on Saturday, February 10th.  Tickets are limited; for details visit the Discover Sycamore website at http://discoversycamore.com/event/note-remember-2018/

Taste of Spring

While enjoying Sycamore's Eat Week, Think Spring!    Tickets for the Taste of Spring 2018 go on sale February 1!  Only 300 will be sold for the event that will take place on Wednesday, April 11 from 4-8 pm.  For details, visit the Discover Sycamore website at http://discoversycamore.com/event/taste-of-spring/  

Sycamore’s Eat Week – Premiere Event!

Enjoy Sycamore's Inaugural Eat Week! Monday, January 29, 2018 - Sunday, February 4, 2018 - Our first ever!  Details of participating restaurants and discounts are posted on the Discover Sycamore website at http://discoversycamore.com/upcoming-events/.

Administrative Closures – Holiday Season

On Friday December 22, Sycamore Administrative offices including City Manager, Mayor, Human Resources and Finance will close at 12 noon for the observance of the Holiday Weekend.  Public Works and Engineering will work a 1/2 day schedule from 7-11 am.  Emergency situations normally handled by these departments should be directed ...read more

Festival of Trees

Visit and view the tree decorating competition at the Midwest Museum of Natural History Festival of Trees. Celebrate the holiday season by enjoying the competition along with weekly special events and free crafts. December 1 through 31, 2017.  For details, contact the Museum at 815-895-9777.

Electronics Recycling

How can I safely dispose of old electronics? Sycamore residents may use the ‘At Your Door’ special collection program through Waste Management.  For more information about this free service, please CLICK HERE:  atyourdoorprogram For information on other electronics recycling events, please visit the DeKalb County Health Department’s website by Clicking Here:  http://dekalbcounty.org/Health/environmental/recycle_events.html

TIF Joint Review Board

The Joint Review Board for Tax Increment Financing District Project Area No. 1 will meet Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Sycamore Center, 308 West State Street, Sycamore, Illinois.  To view the entire agenda, please click here.

End of Leaf Pick-up

Still raking leaves?  Curb pick-up for leaves provided by City crews or Waste Management has ended for the season.  One more option:  From December 1st to December 15th, leaves ONLY ( no other yard waste) can be brought to the Public Works facility at 475 North Cross and placed in ...read more

Electronics Recycling

Purchasing or updating electronics this holiday season?  If a portion of your holiday shopping includes electronics, what are you doing with the old ones?  Sycamore residents may use the ‘At Your Door’ special collection program through Waste Management.  For more information about this free service, please CLICK HERE:  atyourdoorprogram For information on ...read more

Administrative Offices Thanksgiving Closure

Thursday and Friday, Sycamore Administrative offices, including City Center, Public Works and Engineering will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Emergency situations normally handled by these departments should be directed to the Sycamore Police at 815-895-3435.  Regular operations resume on Monday, November 27.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Moonlight Magic 2017

Moonlight Magic Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM The downtown Sycamore shops are once again gearing up for this year’s shopping marathon, Moonlight Magic, sponsored by Illinois Community Credit Union. Stores will be open late for Moonlight Sales and Holiday Magic on Friday, November 17.  The sales will display the best ...read more

Holiday Time in Sycamore

Holiday Arts & Crafts Market Saturday, November 18, 2017 This Art & Craft Market will feature unique gifts made by local artisans and will be held at the DeKalb County Community Foundation Freight Room. www.kval-nfp.org