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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 A reminder to all Sycamore citizens about door-to-door solicitors. Our city requires EACH person from approved companies to have a permit if they plan to conduct business in our area. These permits are issued by the City Clerk’s office and details their name, the dates 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

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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.