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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

City Offices Closed

City offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.  Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Fire Department Receives Grant

The Sycamore Fire Department has received a $2,000 Monsanto Fund grant for radio communications equipment.  To read the full press release, please click here.

Street Construction Update – June 30, 2017

Street Construction Update - June 30, 2017 Rain during the past week slowed work, however the contractor still made good progress.  The contractor has poured concrete on Loomis Street, Esther and Albert Avenues, and West Street.  Another crew has completed upgrades to the water system on Albert Avenue.    Upcoming work includes ...read more

Street Construction Update

Street Construction Update Concrete work has begun on Mason Court and Loomis Street.  This will be followed by the excavation of the street. The contractor will then move to the West Street/ Albert Avenue and Esther Avenue area before transitioning to Meadow Lane. The Motor Fuel Tax (MFT Project) will start next week.  ...read more

Construction Update

Beginning Thursday June 15 through the week of June 19, Meadow Lane from Vaughn to Rte. 23 will be limited to local traffic only. For construction updates, please click here.

2017 Cooling Centers

Designation of City of Sycamore Cooling Centers The Sycamore Fire Department has issued a press release regarding the designation of City cooling centers. For details, please click here.

2017 Farmers Market

The Farmers Market is now open every Tuesday from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. The Farmers Market is located at the corner of Elm and Somonauk streets and will run through September.

Construction Notices – June 1, 2017

The Sycamore Building & Engineering Department has released construction updates regarding current street maintenance projects.  To read the updates, please click on the links below: Rejuvenator Construction Notice Street Maintenance Update

RFQ – Fire Station #1

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - as part of the Sycamore Fire Department's 2015 Strategic Plan, the City is looking to evaluate the current/future space needs and evaluate the current facility condition/deficiencies of Fire Station #1 - 535 DeKalb Avenue. Please click here to view the RFQ for companies that perform ...read more

Utility Rates

Effective May 1, 2017, residents may notice changes to their water bill.  A flat-rate fee for radium removal, based on meter size, will be assessed on users’ bi-monthly water bills as a result of an increase of over 100% in radium treatment and removal costs.  By separating the charge, residents ...read more

Offices Closed

City of Sycamore offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Construction Notice – May 17, 2017

The Building and Engineering department has issued a construction notice in relation to roadway improvements tentatively scheduled to begin soon after Memorial Day. Prior to roadway construction, property owners have the opportunity to replace their water or sewer lines. For more information, please click here.

2016 Consumer Confidence Report

The 2016 Consumer Confidence Report is now available on our website. The report is provided by the City of Sycamore Public Works Water Division and is an excellent resource for residents to become more knowledgeable about your drinking water. To view the report in its entirety, please click here.  

"How do the Police Collect Evidence?” will be presented Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 pm at the Sycamore Police Department. This is the third in a series of six educational sessions held by the Sycamore Police Department. For more information on this and future seminars, please click here.