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Sycamore Fire Department To Participate in Red Wreath Program

Keep the wreath red! Sycamore, IL November 23, 2020 – During this holiday season, the Sycamore Fire Department will be continuing the annual firehouse tradition of the Red Wreath Program. Both fire stations, 1 & 2, will be displaying a wreath on the front of the buildings starting Thanksgiving Day, ...read more

PRE-FILING NOTICE – CONSOLIDATED ELECTION APRIL 6, 2021

The office of City Clerk, Mary Kalk, 308 W. State Street in the City of Sycamore, Illinois will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions for the Consolidated Election to be held on April 6, 2021, for the offices of ...read more

Sycamore Center Appointments

In order to continue to provide protection to our employees, residents, and customers, we encourage business to be conducted electronically where possible. To limit the number of customers in the buildings at one time, we encourage all of those needing to visit City offices to make an appointment in ...read more

COVID-19 Information

For COVID-19 information and the City of Sycamore's response, please click here.

Final -2020 City of Sycamore Street Construction Update – 10/2/20

Final 2020 City of Sycamore Street Construction Update - 10/2/20 Thank you everyone, for your patience during this construction season.  IL Routes 23 (Main Street) and 64 (State Street) -Curran (IDOT) is putting the final touches on work.  No closures or interruptions are anticipated. IL Route 23 (Fox Avenue towards DeKalb)-  IDOT will ...read more

2020 Tree Program

The 2020 Tree Program is underway, and the City of Sycamore is now 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. For a ...read more

Comprehensive Plan Update Resident Survey

The City of Sycamore is updating its Comprehensive Land Use Plan. This plan will guide growth in the City for the next five years. As part of this process, the City is surveying area residents to learn what’s great about Sycamore and what could make Sycamore better.  Please take a ...read more

Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing

Sanitary Sewer Smoke Testing Sanitary sewer smoke testing will start on Monday, September 21st. (Please refer to this map for project limits.) The goal of this project is to reduce groundwater infiltration and stormwater inflow into the sanitary sewer. This is completed by introducing non-toxic smoke into the ...read more

Sycamore Street Construction Update 9/17/20

Sycamore Street Construction Update 9/17/20 Curran (IDOT) is completing work on IL Routes 23 (Main Street) and 64 (State Street).   Curran will apply a tack coat to the downtown area starting at 9:00 PM Thursday Night,Final surface in downtown will start on Friday (9/18) at 3:00 AM and Monday (9/21) at 3:00AM. Please ...read more

Fall 2020 Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The Sycamore Water Division will be flushing fire hydrants during the month of September. For more information and to view the full hydrant flushing schedule, please click here.

Sycamore Street Construction Update 9/11/20

Sycamore Street Construction Update  9/11/20 Weather has forced contractors to delay previously scheduled work. Curran (IDOT) is completing work on IL Routes 23 (Main Street) and 64 (State Street).   Please continue to watch for barricades at manholes within the pavement area.  Final surface is tentatively slated for next week with downtown paving ...read more

Sycamore Street Construction Update 8/28/20

Sycamore Street Construction Update 8/28/20 Curran (IDOT) is milling pavement on IL Routes 23 (Main Street) and 64 (State Street).   Pavement milling within downtown Sycamore (Kishwaukee River at Route 23 through downtown) work will occur after 7pm on Monday August 31st.  The first layer of pavement is tentatively scheduled for overnight on ...read more

Comprehensive Plan Survey

The City of Sycamore is updating its Comprehensive Land Use Plan. This plan will guide growth in the City for the next five years. As part of this process, the City is surveying area residents to learn what's great about Sycamore and what could make Sycamore better.  Please take ...read more

Sycamore Street Construction Update 8/21/20

Sycamore Street Construction Update 8/21/20 Curran (IDOT) will continue pavement milling on IL Routes 23 (Main Street) and 64 (State Street).   Pavement milling within downtown Sycamore (Kishwaukee River at Route 23 through downtown) work will occur after 6pm and is tentatively scheduled to start on Monday August 31st.   Please be prepared for ...read more

Roadway Construction Update 8/7/20

Roadway Construction Update 8/7/20 IDOT continues work on IL Routes 23 (Main Street) and 64 (State Street).   Milling will occur during the week of 8/10.  It will start in Genoa and move south into Sycamore City limits by mid-late week.  Pavement milling within downtown Sycamore (Kishwaukee River at Route 23 through downtown) ...read more

Prescription Drug Take Back Event

On Tuesday, August 11th from 9 AM to 11 AM and from 5 PM to 6 PM, the Sycamore Police Department will partner with Illinois State Representative Jeff Keicher for a Prescription Drug Take Back Event at the Sycamore Police Department. Too often drugs find their way into the wrong hands which ...read more

Fire Department Awarded Grant

Sycamore Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant for the replacement of self-contained breathing apparatus. To read the entire press release, please click here.

Roadway Construction Update July 31, 2020

Roadway Construction Update July 31, 2020 IDOT continues work on IL Routes 23 (Main Street) and 64 (State Street).   Manholes have been temporarily lowered within the downtown area and a majority current work is north of Sycamore.   The next phase of downtown work is pavement milling and is tentatively scheduled for mid-August. ...read more

Roadway Construction Update July 24, 2020

Roadway Construction Update July 24, 2020 IDOT has started work on IL Routes 23 (Main Street) and 64 (State Street).   Manholes have been lowered within the downtown area in preparation for milling and paving.  Sidewalk ramps along IL Route 23 are under construction. Curran will continue their work north on Route 23 ...read more

Roadway Construction Update- July 10, 2020

Mercantile Drive has been paved and striped, only punchlist work remains. Nicor will complete work on Roosevelt Court and Orchard Lane in preparation for the roadway contractor.  The City’s MFT project is anticipated to start within the next two weeks. IDOT scheduled to start work on IL Routes 23 (Main Street) and ...read more

City Offices Closed

City offices will be closed on July 3, 2020 in recognition of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Entry Level Firefighter Testing

Entry Level Firefighter testing will occur on Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 a.m. in the basement of the Police Department at 535 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. For more information and to register please contact IO Solutions at www.iosolutions.com.

Street Construction Update

2020 roadway construction will begin the week of June 1st.  Summer construction will include Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Projects, DeKalb County roadwork as well as the City’s annual street program. Work will start with final paving in the Townsend Woods development and preparatory work on Mercantile Drive.     The attached map ...read more

Johnson Blvd.

Starting Thursday, May 28th, Johnson Blvd. will be one way running east to west. Vehicles will enter on Maple Street and exit onto California Street. This change will be in effect until further notice.

Outdoor Dining

By order of the State of Illinois Governor’s Office, restaurants may begin outdoor dining as early as May 29, 2020.   The City of Sycamore has worked to accommodate outdoor dining options for all restaurants, broken into two categories:  Restaurants and Bars with Private Parking Lots or Existing Outdoor Seating (not located ...read more

Memorial Day Message

Happy Memorial Day! Please click here to view the 2020 Memorial Day address from the Sycamore Veteran's Club.

Memorial Day 2020

The City of Sycamore's offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe holiday!

Plexiglass Safety Shields

The City Council has approved a program to provide a plexiglass safety shield to each of our businesses. The shields, made at Upstaging, Inc. right here in Sycamore, will help businesses as they operate with limitations or prepare for reopening under the phased-in Restore Illinois Plan. The program will also ...read more

Bulk Item Collection

Waste Management has announced that they will resume bulk item collection starting the week of May 11, 2020. For more information, please click here.

Administrative Hearing Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the May 12, 2020 Administrative Hearing for the City of Sycamore has been postponed to June 9, 2020. For more information, please click here.

Solicitor Permit Changes

With the City of Sycamore's offices closed due to COVID-19, the City will not be issuing solicitor permits until further notice.

Request for Proposals

The City of Sycamore has issued a request for proposals for broker/consultant services for the City’s health and welfare benefits programs. For more information, please click here.

Administrative Hearing Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the April 14, 2020 Administrative Hearing for the City of Sycamore has been postponed to May 12, 2020. For more information, please click here.

Yard Waste Collection

Waste Management has started yard waste collection on April 1, 2020. However, due to COVID-19, Waste Management has suspended the collection of bulky item collection such as large items outside the cart until further notice. This includes white good pickup. At present, Waste Management is maintaining their standard collection schedule for ...read more

Spring 2020 Hydrant Flushing

The Sycamore Water Division will be flushing fire hydrants during the month of April through May 1st. All hydrant flushing will occur between the hours of 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please note that the times are during normal working hours. Anyone living or working in or ...read more

Outdoor Warning Siren Maintenance

The City's outdoor warning siren system will undergo routine maintenance and testing on Tuesday, March 24th between 9:30 AM and Noon. This may involve periodic activation of the warning sirens.

SBA COVID-19 Assistance

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition, the SBA has provided the attached handout re: low interest disaster assistance loans. To view the U.S. Small ...read more

Bulky Item Collection

Waste Management has announced that bulky item collection including scheduled events or extra call in service for bulky items, such as large items outside the cart, is suspended until further notice. This includes white good pickup. At present, Waste Management is maintaining their standard collection schedule for trash and recycle and ...read more

Help Support Local Businesses

HELP SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. Governor Pritzker has issued an Executive Order suspending operations of all bars and restaurants in Illinois.  We encourage you to continue to support these local businesses by utilizing curb-side pick-up, delivery or drive-thru where available.  Here are some tips from the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce ...read more

At Your Door Program

Electronics recycling information: 'At Your Door' Program free to most Sycamore residents through Waste Management - click HERE for details and home pick-up - thing Spring!

COVID-19 Precautions

Attention Residents: Out of respect for the well-being and health of our citizens in coordination with the DeKalb County Health Department and the CDC, we will be following the guidelines for social distancing. To reduce person to person contact, if possible please consider conducting your business either via phone at (a ...read more

Bids for Skid Loader and UTV

Bids are being accepted by the City of Sycamore for a skid loader and a UTV. For more information, please click here.

King Holiday Closure

On Monday January 20, 2020 the City of Sycamore departments and offices will be closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. All departments will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, January 21.

New Year Holiday

Jan 1, 2020 - Happy New Year! City offices will be closed in observance of the Holiday; emergency situations should be directed to the Sycamore Police at 815-895-3435.  Regular hours of operation for all departments resume on Thursday, January 2.  The City of Sycamore wishes everyone Happy ...read more

December 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Sycamore Administrative offices including City Manager, Mayor, Human Resources and Finance will close at 12 noon on Dec 24 for the observance of the Holiday.  Public Works and Engineering will work a 1/2 day schedule from 7-11 am.  Emergency situations normally handled by these departments ...read more

Thanksgiving 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! 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, December 2. We wish ...read more

Sycamore Fire Department Internships Available

The Sycamore Fire Department is accepting applications for two (2) Paid on Call Firefighter – Intern positions Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, December 2, 2019 and ending Friday, January 10, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. Application packets are available Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 p.m. ...read more

Leaf Program Extended

Sycamore’s leaf pickup program has been extended to Friday December 6th. In addition, Sycamore Public Works will have a dumpster designated for LEAVES ONLY at the 475 North Cross St location that will be available from Nov 29th to Dec 15.  Only leaves will be accepted and they must be ...read more

2019 DCCF Grant

The DeKalb County Community Foundation presented a $20,000 Community Development Grant that will fund the majority of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Resource Bank is awarding a $500 grant on top of that amount that will go toward the project. Grant for Community Development presented at City Council on Nov 18, 2019