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Dog Tag Program Discontinued

DOG TAG PROGRAM DISCONTINUED -- Notice to Sycamore dog owners: In April 2021, the Sycamore City Council passed an ordinance eliminating the City's Dog Tag Program. The rabies vaccination is still mandatory; however, City tags are no longer required effective December 1, 2021.

Sycamore Lion’s Club Donates $2,160 to Sycamore Fire Department

LION'S CLUB DONATION -- On Thursday, November 18, members of the Sycamore Lions Club presented a check to the Sycamore Fire Department for $2,160 for the purchase of a difficult airway manikin in honor of longtime Sycamore Fire Lieutenant and Sycamore Lions Club member Gene Listy. Gene served as a City ...read more

2021 Red Wreath Program

KEEP THE WREATH RED! -- For more information on the Sycamore Fire Department's participation in the Red Wreath Program, please click here to read the official press release.

Refuse and Recycling Pick-up

REFUSE & RECYCLING REMINDER -- As a reminder, please place your refuse and recycling at the curb by 7:00 AM the day of collection. City code permits the placement of containers at the curb no earlier than 6:00 PM the day before collection. Please visit the Public Works ...read more

Leaf Pick up Program

LEAF PICK UP PROGRAM -- City of Sycamore Public Works crews will start leaf pick up the week of October 18th. It will run through the week of November 29 with crews alternating weeks between Section 1 and Section 2.   As a reminder, place leaves in the parkway as close ...read more

Testing Opens for Entry Level Police Officers

TESTING FOR ENTRY LEVEL POLICE -- The Sycamore Police Department will be testing for Entry Level Police officers from October 15, 2021 through November 15, 2021 through the National Testing Network.  Applicants must register through National Testing Network at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com.  Salary effective 5/1/22 is $59,949-$83,557 with an excellent benefit package, ...read more

City of Sycamore Tree Program

TREE PROGRAM -- 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 8, 2021. Certain shade trees and ornamental trees will be planted in the front yards or parkways ...read more

Hydrant Flushing Notice

The Sycamore Water Division will be flushing fire hydrants during the month of September and into October.  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. ...read more

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

9/11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY -- The Sycamore Fire and Police Departments together will hold a 20th Anniversary 9/11 Ceremony on Patriots Day (9/11/21) 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 ...read more

Street Construction Update

Street Construction Update 10/18/21 SKC Construction will start cracksealing various City streets. This is a process where cracks in existing City street are routed and then filled with sealant. This prevents moisture from entering pavement and causing pavement damage during freeze and thaw cycles. The contractor will ...read more

Sycamore PD & Rep. Jeff Keicher Hosting Prescription Drug Drop-off Event

Prescription Drug Drop-off Event: The Sycamore Police Department, in partnership with Illinois State Representative Jeff Keicher, is hosting a Prescription Drug Drop-off on Tuesday, August 17th from 9:00-11:00 AM and 5:00-6:00 PM.  The event will be held at the Sycamore Police Department at 535 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore.  Prescription ...read more

Road Work on North Cross Street

North Cross Street will be down to one lane beginning Monday, 8/9 as our crews perform major road work.  Please note that North Cross Street will be difficult to pass through, and it may be more convenient for residents wishing to make utility bill payments to use the drop box ...read more

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

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