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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

Leaf Pick-up Ending Soon

The Fall 2017 Leaf Pick-Up Program will be ending soon.  For complete details, please click the following link:  2017 City of Sycamore Leaf Pick Up Program

Veterans Day Observance

Thank you to all of our Veterans for your service!  Veterans Day is being observed by some organizations on Friday, others on Saturday, but all acknowledgements are well-deserved.  Display your pride for their service by apparel or symbol and let our Veterans know how much we appreciate their sacrifice!

SFD Pancake Breakfast

PANCAKES!  Saturday, November 11 from 8-11 AM.  Support the fundraiser for the Sycamore Fire Preservation Company Pancake Breakfast with your attendance, and help preserve the history of the Sycamore Fire Department.  Hope to see you there!

Sycamore PD Halloween Safety

A news release details Halloween procedures from the Sycamore Police Department.  The hours of Trick or Treating are 4:00 pm-8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 31.  Residents should remember to turn porch or entryway lights on during these hours to signal their participation.  The complete list of tips for the safety ...read more

Crack Sealing Construction

October 18 is the beginning of approximately two weeks of construction work to complete the sealing of cracks on asphalt roadways.  For further details and to view the tentative schedule, please CLICK HERE:   Crack Sealing Construction Notice 101717

Kids Work Day Update

Kids Work Day Update Kids Work Day is still on for today. We are hoping for a break in the weather that will allow for an abbreviated cleanup in the downtown area. However, if the weather prevents the downtown cleanup efforts, any child that shows up will still receive a free t-shirt ...read more

Fire Department Open House CANCELLED

CANCELLATION:  With a 100% change of rain on Saturday, the Sycamore Fire Department Open House scheduled for this Saturday, October 14 is cancelled. As you may be aware, many of the activities planned were to be held outside. The Fire Department expressed the following regrets:  "We are as disappointed as you. ...read more

Kids Work Day

Calling all Kids!  Saturday, October 14 from 9-11 A.M is your chance to Help Clean the City.  A FREE T-shirt and Meal Coupon is yours as a 'Thank You" from the sponsors listed below.  Join the fun with your friends!

Street Maintenance Update – October 2, 2017

Street Maintenance Update - October 2, 2017 A majority of the 2017 work has been completed.  The contractor is focusing on Ellen Street and punchlist work throughout town. The City will start its Microsurface Project in October.  This is limited to Prairie Drive between Borden Avenue and Peace Road.  This work will ...read more

2017 Tree Program

Tree Program The City of Sycamore is now accepting tree orders at the City Clerk’s Office at 308 W. State Street, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until October 6, 2017. Certain shade trees and ornamental trees will be planted in the front yards or parkways of properties within ...read more

Street Maintenance Update – September 18, 2017

Street Maintenance Update – September 18, 2017 With the exception of Ellen Street, all mainline paving is complete. The contractor will focus on manhole adjustments, driveway patching and restoration. Airport Road Bike Path Construction will continue this week. To view the entire street maintenance update, please click here.

Community Blood Drive

A Blood Drive will be held Saturday September 16, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., sponsored by the Sycamore Police.  The event will be held in the department's parking lot.  Appointments are preferred, walk-ins welcome!   For complete details, please see the announcement below:  

Street Maintenance Update – September 11, 2017

Street Maintenance Update - September 11, 2017 The contractor’s main focus will be paving in the Park, Charles, Edward, Chauncey and Waterman area.  This work should be completed by Wednesday September 13th.  Concrete work continues on Center, Stark and Sycamore.  Ellen Street underground work continues.  Roadway work should start in the ...read more

Joint 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Patriots Day

9/11 Ceremony Scheduled - The Sycamore Fire and Police Departments will hold a joint 9/11 Ceremony on Patriots Day (9/11/17) to “Remember and Never Forget” the responders and civilian victims who died during the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, PA. on 9/11/2001. The Remembrance Service will be ...read more

Community Bus Service Needs

Your input is requested... Open Houses are scheduled on September 12 for community input on Bus Service needs for the DeKalb-Sycamore area. In Sycamore, the meeting will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Civic Apartments, 350 Grant St. For additional locations, please click on the link below: Bus Service Needs Open ...read more

Hydrant Flushing Fall 2017

The Water Department will begin fire hydrant flushing on Monday, September 11.  To view the entire schedule, please click here.  

Street Maintenance Update – September 1, 2017

Street Maintenance Update - September 1, 2017 Concrete crews are wrapping up streets in the Park Avenue neighborhood.  Pavement milling will start on Tuesday leaving streets with a rough grooved surface.  The goal is to start paving as early as Thursday September 7th.   Please obey signs for parking restrictions and “FRESH ...read more

Street Maintenance Update – August 25, 2017

Street Maintenance Update - August 25, 2017 The contractor is wrapping concrete work on Park Avenue, Charles, Edward, Waterman and Chauncey Streets.  Current work in this area also includes the replacement of driveways. Milling operations have started on Loomis Street and Elmwood in preparation for asphalt paving. Next week concrete crews will move ...read more

Street Maintenance Update – August 18, 2017

Street Maintenance Update - August 18, 2017 Next week, the contractor will be focusing on completing concrete work.  This includes Park Avenue, Charles, Edward, Waterman and Chauncey Streets.  Once the concrete is complete, Curran will bring in their milling and paving machines.  This is tentatively scheduled for the week of August ...read more

Street Maintenance Update – August 11, 2017

Street Maintenance Update - August 11, 2017 The Sycamore Building & Engineering Department has released an update on street maintenance projects.  To view the entire update, please click here.

Street Maintenance Update – August 4, 2017

Street Maintenance Update - August 4, 2017 During the past week paving was completed on Mason Court as well as Esther and Albert Avenues.  During the next week, the contractor is scheduled to complete paving on West Street and Meadow Lane. Ancillary work, such as restoration and manhole adjustments, will follow behind ...read more

Press Release – Police Chief

The City Manager has recommended the appointment of Jim Winters as the next Police Chief.  Winters has been in law enforcement for 27 years where he has served in many different capacities, most recently serving as acting Police Chief. To read the complete press release, please click here.

Third Ward Alderperson 2017-2019

The City of Sycamore is seeking an Alderperson, whom will be appointed by the Mayor, to fill an open position in the Third Ward through the end of the current term in 2019. As an elected official, our alderpersons develop policy as a member of the City Council.  City Council ...read more

Street Maintenance Update – July 28, 2017

Street Maintenance Update - July 28, 2017 The contractor has focused on completing work on streets that were already under construction.  The final concrete work and the start of paving is planned for Mason Court, Albert Street, Esther Street, West Street and Meadow Lane.    The contractor has also started restoration work adjacent ...read more

Press Release – July 28, 2017

Alderperson Becky Springer has announced her resignation from the Sycamore City Council. The City of Sycamore would like to thank Alderperson Springer for her service. As prescribed by the city code, Mayor Curt Lang will appoint another alderperson to serve out the remainder of Alderperson Springer's term which ends in ...read more

Street Maintenance Update – July 20, 2017

Street Maintenance Update - July 20, 2017 Maple Street is complete and Parking Lot 3 will be opened by Monday 7/24.   Both of these locations will be ready for the upcoming car show. Next week, the contractor will be focusing on completing work on streets that are currently under construction.  The completion ...read more