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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

2019 Red Wreath

Let's Keep the Wreath Red! The SFD will continue the traditional Annual Red Wreath Program. Beginning on Thanksgiving Day, the wreath is a challenge to Sycamore residents to keep the lights red. Help the Fire Department and each other by following the tips provided HERE.

PAFR 2019

The City of Sycamore has issued its Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for fiscal year 2019.  The PAFR is designed to be a user-friendly report that includes basic information about the City and its finances.  The report includes information on the General Fund revenues and expenditures, capital improvements, debt service, more

Hazardous Waste Recycling

How can I safely dispose of old electronics or hazardous waste? Sycamore residents may use the ‘At Your Door’ special collection program through Waste Management.  For more information about this free pick-up service, please CLICK HERE:  ATYOURDOORPROGRAM

2019 Trick or Treat

NOT CANCELED: Today's Trick -or-Treat occurs during the normal times of 4-8. Extra caution is recommended because of the weather. To view the entire news release, please click HERE.

Spider Support

SFD Local 3046 is sponsoring a fund raiser for Alderman Rick "Spider" Kramer. City Council members and City staff showed their support by wearing the T-shirts at Monday's City Council meeting. They are available for purchase through the Fire Department. Back of shirt Oct 21 Council Meeting

Oct 28 Road Closure

Week of Oct 28 Roadway Construction In order to complete roadwork for the Fowler Farms Development, Elliott and Wood will temporarily close the intersection of West Motel Road and Motel Road during the week of October 28, 2019. Emergency vehicles will have continuous access during construction.  All other traffic will be more

Sewer Smoke Testing

Sanitary sewer smoke testing started Wednesday October 16th and is scheduled to run through Friday October 18th.  This is limited to the areas on the map below and will start on the north side of IL Route 64. Previous notifications have been sent to residents and businesses via standard mail.  These same more

2019 Kids Work Day

This past Saturday, many children with their families and city employees answered the call from Mayor Lang to participate in the annual Kid's Work Day - a volunteer effort that encourages our young people to keep our downtown well-kept and free of litter. There was a great turnout and more

2019 Tree Purchase Extended

Tree Program Deadline Extended to Friday Oct 18!   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.

SFD Open House 2019

The Sycamore Fire Department would like to invite all to attend their Fall Open House. Please click HERE for the details, and we hope to see you there!

Street Maintenance Update – October 4, 2019

City of Sycamore roadway work is winding down. Paving on the final City streets (Edward St and California) and crack sealing are both scheduled for the week of 10/7/19. Clean up and the removal of barricades will continue next week as well.    The City would like to thank you for your patience during this construction more

Laborer Position Sept 2019

Join our team! A new position for a Laborer has been posted on the employment section of our website. To view the details, requirements and to find the application documents, please click HERE.

2019 Tree Program

2019 Tree Program:  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.

Comprehensive Plan

The City of Sycamore has issued a Request for Proposals for a comprehensive plan. To view the entire request for proposals, please click here.

Fall 2019 Hydrant Flushing

Beginning September 16, Fire Hydrant Flushing will be conducted by the Sycamore Water Division. To view the areas and dates, please click HERE.

Street Maintenance Update – September 6, 2019

Microsurfacing in the Fox Pointe Subdivision was postponed but is scheduled to start Monday September 9th.   Temporary road closures will occur between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm.  The first round of door hangers will be delivered on Friday September 6th.  Residents receiving door hangers are asked to remove their cars from their driveways and park more

Part-Time Parking Meter Officer

The City of Sycamore is searching for applicants to fill the position of Part-Time Parking Meter Officer. To view the requirements and qualifications, please click here.

Mechanic Position Available

Job Opportunity! The City of Sycamore is searching for applicants to fill the position of Mechanic. To view the requirements and qualifications, please click here.

Labor Day Closure

City Offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 2. Emergency situations normally handled by these departments should be directed to the Sycamore Police at 815-895-3435. Regular hours of operation for these departments resume on Tuesday, September 3. The City of Sycamore more

Street Construction Update

Microsurfacing in the Fox Pointe Subdivision has been postponed and is currently scheduled to begin on Friday September 6th.     Residents will receive door hangers 1-2 days prior to the start of work.  Weather permitting, this work will last six consecutive days. Concrete work and road construction continues on Edward Street, more

8/22/2019 Update- Construction

Roadway Construction Update: On Monday August 26th the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will start roadway patching.  IDOT work involves the placement of concrete patches on IL Route 64 within the City of Sycamore including; Peace Road to Johnson Avenue (High School Entrance) and Locust Street to Airport Road.  Work will also continue more

Solicitation Reminder

Solicitors in Sycamore-At this time due to COVID-19, there will not be any door-to-door solicitors through April 30, 2021, at which time we will revisit the permitting of companies. A reminder to all Sycamore citizens about door-to-door solicitors. Our city requires EACH person from approved companies to have more

Street Construction Update – August 5, 2019

Roadway construction is in full swing.  Please click here for an update on individual locations. Between August 12th and August 23rd (weather dependent), AC Pavement will complete Microsurfacing in the Fox Pointe Subdivision.  The work will be phased to permit travel within the subdivision, but will result in temporary interruptions to more

Ad Hoc Committee on Growth Management

The Ad Hoc Committee on Growth Management will meet on August 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the Sycamore City Center Council Chambers at 308 W. State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178. To view the agenda, please click HERE.

Entry PD Officer

Would you like to be a Police Officer? Ready for a challenge? Interested parties will need to apply online by visiting Application deadline has been updated to August 23!

SFD FY2019 Annual Report

In Fiscal Year 2019, the Sycamore Fire Department responded to 2,460 incidents.  About 82% of the incidents were emergency medical services-related.  For more information about the Fire Department emergency and non-emergency activity, please access the Fire Department’s FY 19 ANNUAL REPORT.

WM July Heat Scheduling

Waste Management Thursday and Friday pick-up times (July 18-19) will occur one hour earlier due to the forecasted extreme heat advisory. To ensure collection, items should be at the curb prior to 6AM. Any questions should be directed to 800-414-5325.

Cooling Centers Press Release

The Sycamore Fire Department has issued a press release regarding cooling centers. To view the entire press release, please click here.

Sealed Bid Request

Sealed Bid Request specifications and documents for Dump Body and Equipment may be found HERE. Due date is 10:00 AM on Tuesday August 13, 2019 at the Sycamore City Clerks' Office.

July 11, 2019: Street Construction Update

Roadway Construction Update Concrete work within the Fox Pointe subdivision is 90% complete.  Soon City crews will start patching sections or roadway.  After patching microsurfacing will s in late July/ early August.  Additional notices will be distributed to impacted residents prior to the start of work. Mill and overlay on Hathaway Drive, more

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more