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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.

2017 Police Department Education Seminars

"When Can the Police Use Force?" will be presented Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm at the Sycamore Police Department. This is the second in a series of six educational sessions held by the Sycamore Police Department. For more information on this and future seminars, please click here.    

Retirement Reception

The public is invited to attend the Retirement Reception of Mayor Ken Mundy on Monday, April 17 from 3:30 – 6:30 pm in the Sycamore City Council Chambers, 308 W. State Street, 2nd Floor.

Yard waste collection is underway and continues through November. Please comply with the following guidelines: Yard Waste Collection Yard waste is collected at the curb from the first of April through the end of November. Maximum 33-gallon biodegradable Kraft paper bag, (plastic bags are not acceptable for yard waste or leaves). ...read more

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2017

Fire hydrant flushing continues through Friday, April 21. For a daily schedule of affected areas, please click here.

Retirement Reception for Mayor Ken Mundy

The public is invited to attend the Retirement Reception of Mayor Ken Mundy on Monday, April 17 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm in the Sycamore City Council Chambers, 308 W. State Street, 2nd Floor.

2017 DSATS Open House

The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) would like to hear your thoughts on ways to improve active transportation in our area. They are hosting a Bicycle & Pedestrian Open House Tuesday, April 18 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the Sycamore Public Library. For more information, please click here.

2017 Police Department Education Seminars

The Sycamore Police Department will host a series of educational seminars designed to give the public a closer look at how Sycamore police officers go about their jobs. We hope these classes will give the average citizen a more in-depth look at the law enforcement field.  These free classes will ...read more

2017 Fire Hydrant Flushing

Fire hydrant flushing begins Monday, April 10 and will continue through Friday, April 21. For a daily schedule of affected areas, please click here.

Yard waste collection is underway! Yard waste is collected through the end of November. For more information on yard waste collection guidelines, please click here.

PT Ordinance Officer

The City of Sycamore is currently hiring a Part-Time Ordinance Officer for Property Maintenance. For a complete job description and information on applying, please click here.

2017 Spring Fling

The merchants of downtown Sycamore are hosting a week long celebration of Spring! Spring Fling will run March 24 - April 1. For more information on activities and participating businesses, please click here.

2017 Street Maintenance

The City has identified portions of 22 streets and two parking lots that will receive maintenance this summer. To view the listing of streets for 2017, please click here.

Yard Waste Collection

Yard work in February?? As a reminder, yard waste collection begins in April. Yard Waste Collection Yard waste is collected at the curb from the first of April through the end of November. Maximum 33-gallon biodegradable Kraft paper bag, (plastic bags are not acceptable for yard waste or leaves). 50-pound weight limit ...read more

Dog Tags

City of Sycamore dog owners must purchase City dog tags each calendar year.  The tags are available at the City Clerk’s office at 308 W. State Street and can be purchased with proof of a current rabies vaccination beginning January of each year.  The fee for the tag is $5.00 ...read more

Street Light Outages

Have you noticed a street light out in your area? Please let us know! Sycamore residents can report the outage directly on our website or by calling the Public Works department at 815-895-3545. To submit online, please click here:

City Offices Closed

City of Sycamore offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Waste Management Special Collections

"At Your Door" special collections are available to all Sycamore residents as a service provided by Waste Management. For more information on eligible items and making arrangements for pick up, please click here.

Holiday Office Hours

City of Sycamore offices will be closed Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of New Years Day. Happy New Year!

Holiday Office Hours 2016

City of Sycamore offices will be closed at noon on December 23rd and all day December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Have a safe and happy holiday!

(2) Paid On Call Firefighter – Intern Positions

The Sycamore Fire Department is currently accepting applications for (2) paid on call firefighter - intern positions until 4:00 pm on Friday, January 13, 2017.  For more information and application procedures, please click here.

Airport Road Bike/Pedestrian Pathway

The City of Sycamore recently received a STU (Surface Transportation Urban) Grant to construct a pedestrian path from the existing Great Western Trail to the Sycamore Park Sports Complex.  Currently pedestrians and bicyclists travel south along the shoulder of Airport Road to access the park.    The goal of the project is ...read more

Jingle the Bells – 2016

The merchants of downtown Sycamore will be hosting Jingle the Bells Holiday Open House from November 18 - 20, 2016. For more information, please click here.

Trick-or-Treat Hours 2016

2016 Trick or Treat Hours Recommended Trick or Treat hours are 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, October 31. The Sycamore Police Department would like to make the following recommendations: Children under the age of 12 should be supervised by an adult. Wear bright reflective clothing and make use of flashlights and ...read more

Electronics Recycling Events Cancelled

Electronics recycling events are no longer being held at the Sycamore Public Works Department on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Instead, Sycamore residents may use the "At Your Door" special collection program through Waste Management.  For more information about this program, please click here. For information on other electronics recycling events, ...read more