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City Emergency Cooling Centers Available

Emergency Cooling Centers -- We’d like to remind everyone that the City has two designated emergency cooling centers. Residents and visitors can seek temporary respite from the heat at the following locations: Sycamore Police Department (535 DeKalb Avenue, 24/7) The Sycamore Center (308 W State Street, M-F 8am-5pm) We encourage everyone in ...read more

Yard Waste Reminder

Residential Yard Waste Collection Yard waste is collected at the curb from the first of April through the end of November on the same day as normal refuse/recyclingMaximum 33-gallon (50-pound max) biodegradable Kraft paper bag, (plastic bags are not acceptable for yard waste or leaves).Brush and tree trimmings must be bundled ...read more

Street Construction Update

Contractors have completed the Reston Ponds concrete work, while utility work continues on North Cross Street. The next phase of this year's road construction project will start with construction on North Cross Street during the week of July 12th. Please see the attached update ...read more

Waste Management Holiday Schedule

Due to the Independence Day holiday, Waste Management’s refuse and recycling pick-up will be delayed by one day. To view the holiday schedule for your address: 1) Visit https://www.wm.com/us/en 2) Close any pop-ups 3) Enter your street address 4) Scroll down to select "View Holiday Schedule" (vertical green bar to the bottom right of ...read more

Press Releases for Recent Structure Fires

Linked below are Press releases for separate structure fires on Saturday, June 12 at 5982 W Clare Road and Sunday, June 13 at 10861 Old State Road. JUNE 13, 2021 – 10861 Old State Road Fire JUNE 12, 2021 – 5982 W Clare Road Fire

Update on Mask Guidelines for City Buildings

Effective June 11, 2021, in accordance with Illinois’ transition into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, face coverings and social distancing are no longer required in City of Sycamore buildings for those who are fully vaccinated.  Unvaccinated persons should continue to wear a face covering and maintain six feet ...read more

Waste Management Schedule

Due to the holiday, Waste Management’s refuse and recycling will be delayed by one day between Monday May 31st 2021 and Saturday June 5th, 2021.  Please see the modified schedule below. If you should have any additional questions regarding your curbside collection service or if you should experience any collection problem, ...read more

2021 Road Construction Update

Road Construction Update- Construction contracts with Curran Construction and Alliance Contractors Inc. were approved at the May 17th City Council Meeting. Alliance Construction Inc. will start sidewalk-related work in the Reston Ponds neighborhood during the week of May 24th. Some sidewalks will be temporarily closed. However, ...read more

Sycamore Fire Dept. Residential Knox-Box Loan Program

A residential Knox-Box is a 4" by 5" safe-like device that is designed as a rapid entry system allowing secure emergency access for the fire department. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, a Knox-Box device allows for immediate entry into buildings and properties without ...read more

Office Space Available

The City of Sycamore has private office and meeting spaces available for rent on the third floor of the Sycamore Center, located at 308 W. State Street in the heart of downtown.  Options include a north-facing office suite for long-term lease, or an east-facing suite of furnished flexible workspaces available ...read more

Arbor Day 2021

Arbor Day - Thank you to Public Works employees Kurt Sanderson and Matt Schroeder who brought their families to assist with our 2021 Arbor Day celebration!  Sycamore Public Works planted an Autumn Fantasy Maple tree for the City’s observance of Arbor Day and our membership with Tree City USA.

Hydrant Flushing

The Sycamore Water Division will be flushing fire hydrants during the month of April.  The dates and areas are listed on the attached map. The Water Division will be flushing hydrants during normal business hours as well as overnight.  Please note when your area will be affected.  Anyone living or ...read more

2021 Spring Landscape Dumpster

A dumpster for landscape waste will be made available to Sycamore residents between March 19th and April 1st. The dumpster will be placed at Public Works located at 475 North Cross Street. After April 1st Waste Management's normal weekly curbside landscape collection will resume. Any landscape waste must ...read more

Public Works Notes

Sycamore Public Works Engages with Sycamore Students. Please visit the Sycamore Public Works Notes page for more information.

Main Street Traffic Signal Maintenance

On Wednesday February 24th the signal at State Street (Route 64) and Somonauk Street will temporarily be changed to flashing red starting at 9:00 AM.   This is required to complete traffic signal maintenance.  All work is scheduled to be completed the same day with the signal returned to normal operation ...read more

Warming Centers

Warming centers are heated public facilities where any resident can go to during periods of extreme cold temperatures to stay warm and safe. Two facilities have been designated as an area “warming center” for those who need temporary relief from the cold: Sycamore Police Department535 DeKalb AvenueSycamore, Il 60178Open 24 hours- ...read more

Reduction of On-Premise Liquor License Fee Renewal

The City recognizes the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on sit down food and drink establishments.  While there were times that your business was able to operate in some capacity, there have been limits and at times prohibitions on indoor service.  Last spring, the City deferred payment of liquor licenses ...read more

Utility Bill Infrastructure Fee

Utility bills dated December 31, 2020, and after, will include the Water Infrastructure Improvement Fee.    This fee appears on the bill as “I M/M” on the mailed postcard bills and as “Infrastructure” on the emailed bills.  As with the Radium Removal fee, this is based on the size of the ...read more

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

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.

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

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