Fire Chief Peter Polarek and Police Chief Jim Winters announced on June 15, that the following facilities serve as area “cooling centers” for those without air conditioning. It appears that the daily high temperatures this weekend through Monday will be in the low 90’s with the expected humidity to be 70-80% range and local residents are reminded to take extra precautions during this period of high heat/humidity predictions.

Individuals whose homes are not air-conditioned are reminded the following facilities serve as area “cooling centers”


Sycamore Public Library located at 103 East State Street, Monday–Thursday 9am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 6pm          Saturday 9am – 5pm     Sundays 1pm – 5pm


Sycamore Center (308 West State Street)
Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm After Business hours – Seven Days a Week


Sycamore Public Safety Building, 535 DeKalb Avenue Sycamore.

(Police Department end of the Public Safety Building) 

ALL residents are encouraged to check on elderly neighbors and family members to ensure they are safe and as comfortable as possible. Police, Fire and EMS (Emergency Medical Services) should be contacted immediately at 911 if anyone needs urgent medical treatment.

Those not in need of immediate medical treatment, but still seeking a temporary respite from the heat should go to one of the above cooling centers or call DeKalb County Communications Center at 815.895.2123 for further information.

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