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Street Maintenance Update – June 17, 2019

Construction Notice CAM Midwest will be applying an asphalt sealer/rejuvenator to a small amount of City streets.  Work is tentatively scheduled to start on Tuesday June 18, 2019 and last approximately 1-2 days in each zone. The schedule is dependent on weather.  The sealant will be applied to one side of the road at a time ...read more

Street Maintenance Update – June 14, 2019

Roadway Construction Update After an extremely wet spring, roadway construction should start next week.   This year’s project includes a combination of mill and overlay along with rehabilitation and preservation. Elliott and Wood will start concrete work within the Fox Pointe subdivision. For more information on street maintenance, please click here. CAM Midwest will start applying pavement ...read more

Sealed Bid Request

Sealed Bid Request specifications and documents for a Tandem Axle Truck Chassis may be found HERE. Due date is June 26, 2019.

Water Bill Dropbox

Effective today, customers can drive up and deposit their payments in a new water bill drop box at the Sycamore Public Works Department, 475 North Cross. The two drop boxes located at the 202 East Page Street are still available, but will be permanently closed July 19th. For your convenience, there ...read more

Memorial Day Closure

On Monday May 27 , 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 ...read more

Street Construction Update – May 16, 2019

On Monday May 20th, the DeKalb County Highway Department (DCHD) will begin a pavement maintenance on Peace Road Peace Road between the bridge north of IL Route 64 and the intersection with IL Route 23 / Main Street / Plank Road.Work is expected to last one ...read more

Rep. Underwood Announces Mobile Office Hours

Congressional Representative Lauren Underwood has announced that her office will be holding mobile office hours. Starting May 9th, mobile office hours will be held in Sycamore every second Thursday of the month from 3-7 PM at the Sycamore Community Center. For more details on Rep. Underwood's mobile office ...read more

Police Department Announces 2019 Ward Meeting Schedule

The Sycamore Police Department has announced its 2019 ward meeting schedule. These meetings are intended to give the residents of each ward an opportunity to meet with their local police officers and alderpersons to discuss city and neighborhood topics. For more information, please click here.

Summer Work (Seasonal)

Looking for Summer Work? The City Public Works department wants to see your application. For submission details and paperwork, please click HERE.

PT Secretary – Police Dept

Join our Team! A Secretarial Position (PT) with the Sycamore PD may be the job for you; for application details and paperwork, please click HERE.

2019 Spring Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing is scheduled for the month of April by the Sycamore Water Department. For dates and a map of the areas, please click HERE.

Janet Street Fire

Fire Chief Polarek issued a News Release about a fire on Janet Street on Thursday, April 4. For the full text, please click HERE.

WM Credit

Bill Credit: Residents with Thursday and Friday refuse and recycling collection did not receive recycling services the last week of January this past winter as a result of the extreme cold weather. Those that did not receive the service that week will receive a credit of $1.41 that will ...read more

Early Warning Sirens

Early Warning Sirens: Materials from the Sycamore Fire Department provides "what to do" details when these important indicators of potential dangers have been activated. Please click HERE to make sure you are up to date with the most current information.

Certificate of Achievement

The City of Sycamore has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2018. To view the entire news release, please click here.

2019 Yard Waste Collection Begins

Yard waste pick up will begin April 1, 2019.   Yard waste is collected on the same day as your regular trash and recycling.  Please view Waste Management's guidelines using the link below.Waste Management - Yard Waste Guidelines

2019 Spring Metronet Update

Spring 2019 Construction by MetroNet is well underway in several areas of town. The attached information informs citizens that any concerns should go directly to Metronet offices. MetroNet Update: Metronet continues to work within the City of Sycamore. East Section  -   This area is roughly bounded by IL Route 64 to Bethany ...read more

Liquor Control Changes

Approved City Liquor Control Changes will take effect on May 1.  To view the complete ordinance text please click HERE. Below is a summary of the significant changes: In March, the City Council approved comprehensive changes to the City’s Liquor Control Chapter of the City Code in an effort to ...read more

POC Firefighter Position

Paid On Call Firefighter application packets are available from March 1 – March 29, 2019, Monday through Friday. During the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sycamore Fire Department, applications are available at Fire Station #1, 535 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, ...read more

Hazardous Recycle Program

Sycamore residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free “At Your Door” special collection service offered by Waste Management.  In 2017, a total of 68,070.91 pounds of materials including chemicals and electronics were collected, and almost 95% of that was able to be safely recycled.  2018 numbers were equally impressive with a total of ...read more

Water Billing Office

REMINDER: The Water Department Billing Office has been relocated. In its place is a drive-up drop box. A drop box for bills is also located outside of the Sycamore Center’s Somonauk Street entrance. Any questions can be directed to 815-895-4516.

Warming Centers

WARMING CENTER INFORMATION The following locations have been designated as warming centers in the City of Sycamore: Sycamore Police Department - 535 DeKalb Avenue Sycamore Center - 308 West State Street (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Water Meter Replacement Program

A multi-year water meter replacement program has been announced by the city's Public Works Department. For details, please click HERE.

Direct Debit for Water Bill

Free Service!!!: Payment for your water bill can be made through the City's Direct Debit option. You will still receive your bill in the mail as usual and the payment is automatically debited on the due date, which is the 15th of the month in which it is ...read more

Water Billing Office Change

Jan 21-28 Office Change: The Sycamore Water Billing Office at 202 East Page is being relocated. As of January 28th, the new location will be in the Public Works Building at 475 North Cross. With the relocation, the drive up payment window will be closed on January 21st. In ...read more

SPD Accreditation

Provide comments on Monday, January 7 to an assessment team about the Sycamore Police Department. Details about how to give your feedback can be found HERE.

Refuse Collection Holiday Schedule

Refuse Collection Holiday Reminder: Waste Management is following their holiday schedule. As a result, collections on Thursday and Friday will be delayed one day this week. If you have questions, please contact Waste Management at 866-909-4458.

Christmas 2018

On Monday December 24, Sycamore Administrative offices including City Manager, Mayor, Human Resources and Finance will close at 12 noon for the observance of the Holiday Weekend.  Public Works and Engineering will work a 1/2 day schedule from 7-11 am.  Emergency situations normally handled by these departments should be directed ...read more

Leaf Pick-Up Extended

Due to the recent warmer temperatures. Public Works will make one last attempt to pick up leaves that got covered and frozen by the late November snowstorm. They will be making one trip through the neighborhoods. Please, do not rake or dump any additional leaves along the curb. Also, it ...read more

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.