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Sycamore’s Santa House 2018

Children can visit Santa and present him with their wish list from now until December 23.  Santa arrived December 7th in Sycamore, where he paraded to his seasonal home near the Courthouse Lawn.  

SFD POC Positions

Are you a college aged individual considering a career in the Fire Service? If so, the Sycamore Fire Department is accepting applications for two (2) Paid on Call Firefighter - Intern positions.  Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, November 30, 2018 and ending Friday, January 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Application ...read more

Refuse Collection Delayed

Refuse Collection Delayed Waste Management has notified the City that there will be no service Monday 11/26 due to weather conditions. As a result, collection will follow the holiday schedule and be delayed one day this week.

2018 Winter Chocolate Walk

Limited Tickets are available for the Dec 6 Chocolate Walk.  From 3-8 P.M. you will enjoy over 20 decadent stops and more.  Click HERE for the tasty details!

2018 Moonlight Magic

Today:  Friday, November 16 Downtown stores will be open late for Moonlight Sales and Holiday Magic.   The Sycamore shops are once again gearing up for this year's shopping marathon, Moonlight Magic.  The sales will display the best deals of the season! Stroll and shop in our historic downtown for a ...read more

Oct 26, 2018 Update

MetroNet Update   Borders:  See Attached Map North- Hathaway Drive and Borden Avenue South- Bethany Road East- Somonauk Street West- Peace Road  The attached map identifies the initial areas where MetroNet crews are working. MetroNet will notify residents three times prior to construction commencing in their neighborhood. A letter will be mailed to ...read more

Revised Electrical Aggregation October 2018

Program Revision:  As a result of an unforeseen legal settlement, ComEd electrical rates have been reduced. The City has modified its electrical aggregation program with MC Squared to ensure that the electrical supply costs for residents are the same as the published ComEd rates. Residents will receive a letter in ...read more

SF Preservation Pancake Breakfast

Nov 10, 2018: Pancake Breakfast for the Sycamore Fire Preservation Company at Station #1.  Please join us for a great cause!  For details, please click HERE.    

2018 Sycamore Leaf Program

The City of Sycamore 2018 Leaf Program will begin on Monday, October 15.  For full details, please click HERE.

Crack Sealing – October 1, 2018

Street Maintenance - Crack Sealing - October 1, 2018 Crack sealing work on City streets will begin on October 1, 2018.  To view the entire crack sealing notice, please click here.

9/21/2018 Construction Update

9/21/2018 Weekly Construction Update:  City of Sycamore. All roadway paving has been completed on the City’s street programs.  Over the next couple weeks, the contractor will be completing manhole adjustments and restoration.  No road closures are anticipated. Further updates will be postponed until next year.  Please contact the City at 815-895-4557 with any ...read more

2018 Tree Program

2018 Tree Program:  The City of Sycamore is accepting tree orders at the City Clerks Office at 308 W. State St.  For information regarding this program, please click HERE.  The complete program brochure  including pictures of the trees can be found by clicking HERE.

9/14/2018 Weekly Construction Update

9/14/2018 Weekly Construction Update: City of Sycamore Locust Street is scheduled for paving during the week of September 17th.The contractor has also scheduled restoration on Washington Place, Old State Road, Airport Road and Maertz Drive. DeKalb County Within the next two weeks, the County’s contractors will be completing roadway work adjacent to the Public ...read more

Waste Collection Day Change

Friday September 14 REMINDER:  Changes for Waste Collection will take effect for some Sycamore residents.   Residents currently scheduled for Tuesday will have their pick-up moved to Friday.  Most residents currently serviced on Monday will remain the same, but some will move to Thursday.      During that week,  Waste Management ...read more

Street Maintenance Update – September 10, 2018

Street Maintenance Update - September 10, 2018 Washington Place will be paved on September 10th (weather depending). Excavation will start on Locust Street Minor items such as structure adjustment and restoration will occur on other streets. The tentative schedule outlined above may change from time to time depending on weather conditions, ...read more

Fireworks and Fun

Fireworks & Fun Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Presented by the Sycamore Park District: Bring the family out and have a blast in the park! FREE. Food and drinks available to purchase. Don’t forget a chair or blanket. 6:30-8pm Hi Infidelity From your favorite 80s classics to the best ...read more

Fall 2018 Hydrant Flushing

During September, the Sycamore Water Dept will begin flushing fire hydrants.  The full schedule of dates and areas can be found HERE.  For questions about this process, please call the Water Dept at 815-895-2548.

Waste Collection Day Change

REMINDER:  September 10 - (next week):  Changes for Waste Collection will take effect for some Sycamore residents.   Residents currently scheduled for Tuesday will have their pick-up moved to Friday.  Most residents currently serviced on Monday will remain the same, but some will move to Thursday.      During that week,  ...read more

MetroNet 9/4/2018

Sept MetroNet Update:  Construction will soon start in SA-008   Borders:  See Attached Map North- IL Route 23 and State Street South- Hathaway Drive/ Borden Drive East- Somonauk Street West- Peace Road   The attached map identifies the initial areas where MetroNet will deliver their initial service offering. MetroNet will begin construction ...read more

Fire Department Awarded Grant

The Sycamore Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant in the amount of $83,905 for the installation of a fire sprinkler system at Fire Station #1 through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.  To read the full press release, please click here.

Labor Day Closure

On Monday September 3 , the offices of City Manager, Mayor, City Clerk, Human Resources, Public Works, Engineering and Finance will be closed in observance of Labor 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

Street Maintenance Update – August 24, 2018

Street Maintenance Update - August 24, 2018 Construction will resume on Airport Road requiring temporary day time single lane closures.  Please be alert for flaggers and follow all traffic control. Other scheduled work includes the following: Continued concrete work on Washington Place Excavation of Locust Street The tentative schedule outlined above may change ...read more

Ward #1 Meeting with Residents

Residents of Ward #1:  First Ward Alderpersons Alan Bauer and David Stouffer and the Sycamore Police Department will be hosting a general meeting for Ward 1 residents on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.   The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Sycamore Library and Ward 1 residents are encouraged ...read more

8/17/2018 Weekly Construction Update

8/17/2018 Weekly Construction Update:  On Monday August 20th, Northwest Medicine and their construction team will temporarily close the NW Loop Road entrance at Bethany Road.   This closure is related to the construction work on Bethany Road.  All other access points (Health Services Drive, Il Route 23 Main Entrance and IL ...read more

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