About the City
The City of Sycamore
has its origins in a claim established on the north bank of the East
Branch of the Kishwaukee River, which was then called the Sycamore
River, in 1835. The present location was surveyed as a village plat in
1836 and a county seat controversy was settled in Sycamore’s favor in
1839. As of the 2005 Special Census, Sycamore has grown to a population
Sycamore is the 2nd largest community in the DeKalb Urbanized Area and part of the DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS). The City Mayor and the City Manager serve as the 2 voting members on the Policy Committee and the City Engineer serving as the 1 voting member on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).