Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday October 18, 2017, construction work to complete the sealing of cracks on asphalt roadways will start and continue for approximately two weeks. For further details and to view the tentative schedule, please CLICK HERE: Crack Sealing Construction Notice 101717
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
The Sycamore Fire Department has released its annual report for fiscal year 2016-2017. To view the entire report, please click here.
City offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
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
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
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
The Sycamore Police Department has released it 2016 Annual Report. To view the entire report, please click here.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
City of Sycamore offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
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.
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.
"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.
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).
Fire hydrant flushing continues through Friday, April 21. For a daily schedule of affected areas, please click here.
City of Sycamore offices will be closed Friday, April 14, 2017.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.