Fall events close Sycamore roads

By Tom Bukowski

The Sycamore City Council approved ordinances to close Illinois Route 64 for various city events at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

The Sycamore High School Homecoming Parade will march from Governor Street to Sacramento Street from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival “Road Run” will run from Sabin Street to Somonauk Street between 9 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.

The Pumpkin Festival Parade will march from Governor Street to Sacramento Street from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.

Despite road closings for a carnival, use of the city’s parking lot at the corner of Sacramento and State streets will be open to the general public from Oct. 27 to October 30.

Chuck Criswell of the Turning Back Time Car Show steering committee and owner of Chuck’s Auto’s, 1625 DeKalb Ave., donated $10,000 to city needs.

The money earned from the Turning Back Time Car Show was divided among several recipients.

The distribution included $250 for the headstone of a beloved, $250 for the Special Olympics, $1,000 for the Sycamore Food Pantry, $2,500 for scholarship funds, and $6,000 for the Sycamore Police Department, Criswell said.

A plaque of appreciation was awarded to Lt. Cary Singer of the Sycamore police for his involvement in the car show.

Singer said he was in charge of supervising thousands of dollars and hundreds of people for this event.

Although Singer is the director of all planned special events, award presenter and friend Criswell jokingly called him “Part-Time” because Singer is gone whenever he tries to call him at the department.

Past car show donations gave money to the department to buy an emergency deployment vehicle. The vehicle funds should be complete by the end of this year, Singer said.