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Sycamore Illinois Public Library

Schools and Libraries

Sycamore Community Unit School District 427

Administrative Office
Sycamore CUSD # 427
245 West Exchange Street
Sycamore, Illinois 60178

North Elementary School…………… 815-899-8209
North Grove Elementary School…… 815-899-8124
Southeast Elementary School……… 815-899-8219
West Elementary School…………… 815-899-8199
South Prairie Elementary School….. 815-899-8299
Sycamore Middle School…………… 815-899-8170
Sycamore High School……………… 815-899-8160

Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian Academy

355 North Cross Street
Sycamore, Illinois 60178

St. Mary’s School of Sycamore

222 Waterman Street
Sycamore, Illinois 60178

Higher Learning

Kishwaukee College

21193 Malta Road
Malta, Illinois 60150
President: Dr. Laurie Borowicz

Kishwaukee College is a fully accredited, comprehensive two-year undergraduate institution comprised of a single 120 acre campus located just west of Malta and within sight of Northern Illinois University.  The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) re-accredited the college through the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation cycle in 2028-2029.

Northern Illinois University

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
President: Dr. Lisa Freeman

Northern Illinois University is a 754 acre university located on the west side of DeKalb. Northern is one of the largest universities in Illinois with fall, 1998 enrollment of about 22,473. It is also DeKalb County’s largest employer with faculty, staff and civil service employees numbering roughly 3,500.

Sycamore Public Library
103 East State Street
Sycamore, Illinois 60178
Phone: 815-895-2500

Joiner History Room

1730 N. Main St. (Located in the DeKalb County History Center)
Sycamore, IL 60178

The Joiner History Room is a cooperative effort of the DeKalb County Board, County Judiciary, County Clerk’s office, County Central Plant, County Sesquicentennial Committee, County Historical & Genealogical Society and DeKalb County citizens concerned with safeguarding their heritage as represented by the historical documents in the collection. The Joiner History Room is not a museum, but an archive for researchers. Our historical materials date back to the hand written minutes of the first session of the county commissioners in 1837. As there has never been a fire to destroy any of the county’s valuable historical files, they have been meticulously preserved to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s researchers. The collection includes among other things civil war papers, newspaper files and numerous boxes of manuscript materials. If you should require information regarding one of the townships, the involvement of DeKalb County’s sons in the civil war, tax assessments over the years, or other information, the joiner history room is much needed repository for historians.

The room is open to the public and records are available for inspection. Researchers are welcome.