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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Support Local Retailers By Shopping Small Nov. 25

Small Business Saturday 2017

Shopping Small Business Saturday in Geneva Nov. 25 goes a long way for customer discounts and supporting our local retail community this holiday season.To encourage people to patronize Geneva’s wide selection of independent stores and restaurants, the Cit...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Take Note Of City's Holiday Hours, Garbage Pickup Schedule

Advanced Disposal Garbage

City Hall and other Geneva City offices with the exception of the Police and Fire Departments will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 to 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.Normal business hours will resume Monday, Nov. 27.Garbage collection the week of N...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Alderman Kilburg Wins Geneva Chamber Wood Award

Alderman Dean Kilburg Wood Award Winner

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce named Third Ward Alderman Dean Kilburg as its 2017 Wood Award recipient during the agency's annual dinner and awards night Nov. 9 at Eagle Brook County Club.The Wood Community Service award is presented each year by the Cham...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kane County Hosting Recycling, Document Shredding Event Nov. 11

Electronics Recycling Kane County

The Kane County Recycles Event on Saturday, Nov. 11 between 8 a.m. and noon, will be held at 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles. We will be accepting electronics, books and paint for recycling, and documents for shredding.Recycle electronics like computer...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Geneva Police Department Accepting Applications For Citizen Police Academy

Geneva Police

Curious to learn how the Geneva Police officers do their job? Register to be part of the inaugural Citizen Police Academy in 2018.The weekly classes will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday nights from Jan. 11 through March 22. The program was created to ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

Geneva’s weekend of holiday magic is capped off with the Steeple Walk, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four local churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the ninth annual event will take place from 2 to 4:3...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Recycle Your Halloween Pumpkins In Geneva

Pumpkin Recycling

Kane County is offering a free pumpkin recycling event this year, and the collection site is right here in Geneva.The recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4 at Pushing The Envelope Farm, 1700 Averill Road.Jack O'Lanterns, pumpki...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 28

Medication Pills

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.People can turn in thei...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Catch Up On Your Local News With City's Fall Newsletter

Street Signs In Downtown Geneva Fall 2

The City of Geneva's quarterly newsletter is full of local news, service information, events and other happenings taking place in your community this fall.Newsletter highlights include curbside leaf collection, MetroNet construction, sharing your feedback...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Yellowbook To Start Phone Book Delivery This Month

Yellowbook announced it will begin delivering phone books to homes in the Fox Valley area, including Geneva, starting the week of Oct. 23 through the end of November.The books are 100 percent recyclable. Residents also have the option to opt-out of receiv...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

It's A Date: Come Support The Arts In Geneva Nov. 10

Art Affair 2017 Poster

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s annual fundraiser may have a new location, style and charm this year, but the mission to promote artistic endeavors in the community remains unchanged.The Commission will be hosting Art Affair from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday,...

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City News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Geneva Named Fifth Best Minor League Baseball Town

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars and the City of Geneva make a great team, which has resulted in the City being named the fifth best minor league baseball town in the country according to a recent SmartAsset survey.The 2017 survey stated, "In the past year, t...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Tickets On Sale For Geneva Christmas House Tour

Christmas House Tour

Join the fun for a Geneva holiday tradition with the Christmas House Tour. Enjoy five lovely, exquisite Geneva homes decorated in holiday splendor by local decorators.These homes will open to visitors for self-guided tours from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fri...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

City Launches New Mobile-Responsive Website

New Website

The City of Geneva continues its commitment to be mobile-friendly with the rollout of a new look website this week.The new www.geneva.il.us has a sleek mobile-responsive design, which provides visitors using a computer, phone or tablet the same customer s...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

MetroNet Construction Starting This Fall In Geneva

MetroNet Construction Yard Sign

Geneva residents will have a new option for their cable television, Internet and phone service coming in the future.MetroNet will begin installing fiber optic cable and infrastructure in utility easements throughout the City during the next two years afte...

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City News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

City Seeking Community Input On Geneva's Future

Flower State Street

Residents, merchants and community stakeholders are invited to two community meetings to provide feedback that could help shape the future vision for Geneva.The strategic plan community meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Geneva Fire D...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Geneva Fall Leaf Collection To Start In November

Leaves

Geneva residents can map out their fall yard work schedule after the City announced the collection dates for its 2017 curbside leaf program.The City’s curbside leaf pickup is divided into three geographical zones, with each zone collected three times usin...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

City Honors 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Contest Winners

Art On Fire

The Geneva City Council recently recognized the talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City’s “Art on Fire” hydrant design competition this year.Natalia Bork and Tatiana Hamilton won first place for their “Doodle” hydrant located on Lincol...

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City News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Flags Lowered For Las Vegas Shooting Victims

All Flags Lowered

Flags have been lowered at Geneva City Hall and all our City buildings in memory of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this week.The flags will remain at half-staff through Oct. 6.Our thoughts are with the families impacted by this trag...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Next Phase Of Third Street Brick Project Starts Oct. 2

Third Street Sidewalk Brick Ribbon

A City contractor will begin the second phase of a brick repair and replacement project Monday, Oct. 2 on Third Street in downtown Geneva.Brick ribbons along the sidewalk and curbs will be replaced on Third Street from State (Route 38) to James streets. T...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Sept. 21

Mosquito

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Thursday, Sept. 21 to control the adult insect population.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Sept. 21 into Friday, Sept. 2...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Geneva Providing Front Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

Household Hazardous Waste

Geneva residents will once again be able to safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials from the convenience of their front door after the City has joined forces with Kane County.With the closest household hazardous waste collection site being i...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

City Flag Lowered For Former Geneva Police Chief & Community Contributor

City Hall Flag Lowered

The City flag outside Geneva City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in  memory of former Geneva Police Chief Glenn McConnaughay and community  contributor Sally Ruark.Mr. McConnaughay, 96, was served in World War II in the Army Air Cor...

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City News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Rail Agencies Hosting Third Main Line Open House

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

Union Pacific and Metra are inviting Geneva residents to an open house to learn more about the future construction of a third railroad line through the City.The Third Main Line open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in the audit...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Beautification Committee Announces Tour Des Fleurs Winners

Tour des Fleurs Garden Contest 2017 Winner

The Geneva Beautification Committee recognized the winners of the 2017 Tour des Fleurs garden contest during Festival of the Vine Sept. 10.Six gardens were featured in the third annual contest/fundraiser this summer. People voted for their favorite Tour d...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

ComEd Plans To Trim More Trees In Geneva During September

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming operations scheduled to take place in September in various sections of Geneva.While the City of Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, ComEd does run power lines through the communi...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants This Fall

Hydrant Flushing

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, Sept. 18 as part of an ongoing maintenance program.Hydrants will be flushed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The water is safe to dri...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Geneva Police Urge Motorists To Use Caution When Driving Near Schools

As summer draws to a close, the Geneva Police Department wants motorists to be mindful of children walking to school starting Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Police officers will have a visible presence in school zones and neighborhoods surrounding school buildings th...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Fire Department To Perform Hydrant Flow Testing

The Geneva Fire Department, in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department, will be conducting water flow tests on fire hydrants from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 29 to 31. The operations will take place from the Fox R...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Route 31 Sidewalk Connection Project Construction Begins Soon

The City of St. Charles and the City of Geneva are partnering to complete much needed sidewalk connection improvements on Geneva Road/IL Route 31 from Willowgate Lane in St. Charles south to the existing sidewalk near Wheeler Park in Geneva. Work is sched...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Peck Farm House Depicted On City's Pewter Ornament

Peck Farm is the crossroads where history, nature and recreation collide in Geneva, and the home that helped start it all is featured on the City’s newest pewter ornament now available for purchase.

The 2017 ornament depicts the Peck Farm House...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 15 In Geneva

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Tuesday, Aug. 15 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 15 into Wednesday, Aug. 1...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Geneva Flag Lowered For Victims Of Charlottesville

The City of Geneva flag outside City Hall has been lowered in memory of the people who lost their lives stemming from the violence in Charlottesville, Va. Aug. 12. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns issued the following statement: "Sometimes the gr...Read on... City News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Boy Scouts Participating In Storm Sewer Stenciling Volunteer Project

Geneva Boy Scouts will be getting the word out this weekend - literally - about the importance of protecting the Fox River from illegal dumping. Boy Scouts will be stenciling messages such as "Dump no waste, drains to river," on Geneva storm s...Read on... City News
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Festival Of The Vine Fun Coming In September

The 36th annual Festival of the Vine is coming to downtown Geneva Friday to Sunday, Sept. 8 to 10. As is tradition, the Flavor Fare and Wine Tent are located on the corner of Fourth & State streets. 

Free entertainment is o...

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City News
Posted on: July 28, 2017

City Shuts Off Water At Oak Hill Cemetery For Maintenance Building Demolition

Water and electric use has been shut off at Oak Hill Cemetery along Route 25 in Geneva for the demolition of a maintenance building. The water mains are located under the the building at the cemetery, 799 N. Bennett St. The City has made water available ...Read on... City News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Vote For Your Favorite Pedal Geneva Bike On Facebook

You may have noticed all the decorated bicycles around Geneva this summer. Now, you can help vote for your favorite. Debuted in 2000, back in 2017, Pedal Geneva offered Geneva businesses the opportunity to display their creativity in the form of a bike....Read on... City News
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Work Zone: Third Street Brick Repair Project Starts Aug. 2

A brick repair project is scheduled to start Wednesday, Aug. 2 on Third Street in downtown Geneva. Brick ribbons along the sidewalk and curbs will be replaced on Third Street from Franklin to Crescent streets. The project, which is scheduled to be comple...Read on... City News
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For August 1 in Geneva

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Tuesday, Aug. 1 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 1 into Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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City News
Posted on: April 28, 2017

ComEd Plans To Trim More Trees In Geneva This Summer

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming operations scheduled to take place in August in various sections of Geneva. While the City of Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, ComEd does run power lines through the communit...Read on... City News
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Natural Resources Committee Makes $10K Donation To City To Plant Downtown Trees

Geneva’s downtown tree inventory received another boost this year thanks to a $10,000 donation from the City’s Natural Resources Committee (NRC).The money reimburses the City for the purchase of 20 new trees, which were planted in June...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Underground Cable Project Scheduled For Sunset Meadows Subdivision

A City contractor will be replacing underground cable in the Sunset Meadows subdivision in Geneva starting the week of July 17. Impacted residents were originally sent a letter in late June announcing the project, which is being performed by Utility Dyn...Read on... City News
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Third Annual Downtown Garden Contest To Help Support Geneva Beautification Committee

People who love our downtown flowers can now cast their vote for their favorite garden as part of the Geneva Beautification Committee’s Tour des Fleurs contest.

Six gardens are featured in the second annual contest/fundraiser that will run throu...

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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Shakespeare In The Park Event Relocated To RiverPark Due To Flooding

Due to flooding at Island Park from this week’s storms, the Shakespeare in the Park performance will have a new location this year along the Fox River.

The free event will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at RiverPark, 151 N. River Lane. People...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Geneva Revises Parking Fine Structure

People who receive a parking ticket in Geneva will have more time to pay the fine before incurring additional penalties effective Monday, July 10.

As part of the 2016-17 budget, the City Council directed staff to research Geneva’s parking fine ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For July 7

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide this evening, July 7 to control a sudden spike in the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting July 7 in...

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City News
Posted on: July 5, 2017

Flags Lowered For Longtime Community Contributor, Illinois State Police Trooper

The City of Geneva flag outside City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of longtime Geneva resident Gloria Emma, who passed away July 3 at age 87. After graduating from Geneva High School in 1948, she was employed as a bookkeeper and assistant...Read on... City News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

City Hosting Informational Meeting About Upcoming Road Construction Projects

Geneva residents and merchants are invited to attend a public information meeting highlighting the City's 2017 Street Improvement Program projects that will start this summer. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 6 at the Geneva Public Work...Read on... City News
Posted on: June 22, 2017

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission Furthers Vision Of Community Arts Center

The vision of creating a community arts center in Geneva grows brighter as funding for the future project continues to build momentum.

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission will transfer $40,000 to the Geneva Foundation for the Arts as an endowment for a com...

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City News
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Geneva Volunteer Appointed New City Clerk

Roger Godskesen has always prided himself on volunteering to help others. Now, he will be dedicating his time and talents to the community that he loves as Geneva’s new City Clerk.

Mayor Kevin Burns appointed Godskesen with the advice and consent...

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Geneva residents should take notice that garbage collection rates will be adjusted starting Saturday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with Advanced Disposal.

A garbage sticker will now cost $3.40. However, people who purchased stickers at ...

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

City To Pressure Wash Third Street Commuter Parking Deck

The Third Street Commuter parking deck in downtown Geneva will be getting a spring cleaning the week of June 19. Overnight parking is prohibited, but the deck will be closing an hour earlier than normal so the facility can be cleaned from 11 p.m. to 4 a...Read on... City News
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Take Note Of City's Lawn Watering Schedule

Sprinklers will be out in force to help keep lawns green with temperatures climbing into the 90s this week. As Geneva residents plan their summer watering schedules, they should take note of the City’s sprinkler regulations.

Water sprinklers ar...

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City News
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Geneva Encourages Residents To Participate In Voluntary Electric Load Reduction Program

With warm summer weather entering the forecast, Geneva residents can provide some relief to the City’s electric operations – and their own utility bills – by reducing their power consumption for a few hours in the afternoon....

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Geneva's Summer Concert Series Brings Family Fun Along The Fox River

Grab a lawn chair, blanket or even bring a picnic dinner to enjoy three free nights of entertainment along the Fox River during the RiverPark Summer Concert Series. The ninth annual Summer Concert Series will be held at 6 p.m. Sundays, July 9, July 16 an...Read on... City News
Posted on: June 2, 2017

Cultural Arts Commission Seeking New Member

Geneva residents with a passion for the arts are encouraged to apply for an opening on the City’s Cultural Arts Commission.

Formed in 2006, the commission supports a variety of arts programming including Shakespeare in the Park, Steeple Walk, Ri...

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City News
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Arts Fair Coming To Downtown This Summer

For 16 years, the juried Geneva Arts Fair has risen in attendance and notoriety. People can now mark their calendars for the latest incarnation, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23 on South Third Street in...

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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Geneva NRC Hosting Open House Regarding Wisconsin-Illinois Fox River Trail Initiative

The City of Geneva Natural Resources Committee is inviting the community to an open house in June regarding regional efforts to secure a national water trail designation for the Fox River. Local water enthusiasts have been working closely with the Fox R...Read on... City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Candidates Sought For Vacant City Clerk Seat

After the April 4 consolidated election garnered no filings for the office of City Clerk, the City of Geneva is now seeking candidates for that seat. Lynn Landberg served a combined 20 years as Geneva’s City Clerk from 1985-93 and again from 20...Read on... City News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Scheduled Water Rate Increase Coming In May

Geneva’s residential, business and industrial water and sewer customers should take note that scheduled annual rate increases will occur starting with their May utility bills. To be in compliance with new state regulations, Geneva had to adjus...Read on... City News
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Swedish Days Entertainment Lineup Announced

Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 68th annual Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine runs from June 20-25 in downtown Geneva and has an array of talent that offers something for every type of music fan at three different venues.&am...Read on... City News
Posted on: May 2, 2017

City Thanks Outgoing Aldermen, Welcomes Newly Elected City Council Members

The City of Geneva has three new faces joining the City Council after winners of the April 4 consolidated election were officially sworn in May 1. Prior to the Oath of Office ceremony, the City expressed its gratitude to several outgoing City Council mem...Read on... City News
Posted on: May 2, 2017

City Of Geneva Flag Lowered In Memory Of Jamie Daniel

The Geneva City flag has been lowered to half-staff outside City Hall in memory of Jamie Daniel, who died May 2 at age 95. A retired Realtor, Ms. Daniel was very active in Geneva, including with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva History Museu...Read on... City News
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Retiring City Clerk Landberg named 2017 Swedish Days Parade Marshal

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Lynn Landberg has been named 2017 Swedish Days Parade Marshal.  “Wow. I never expected this. I’m really honored to be in the company of so many great Genevans who ha...Read on... City News
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Police: Put Down The Phone, Keep Eyes On The Road

When driving, the Geneva Police Department has a simple request: Keep your attention focused on the road because that latest text message or social media post can wait. Geneva Police is joining forces with almost 300 state and local law enforcement agenc...Read on... City News
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Geneva Named Tree City USA Community, More Plantings Scheduled For This Spring

Geneva has been going green 17 years and counting. The Arbor Day Foundation has once again named Geneva a "Tree City USA" community for our commitment to effective urban forest management. The City's growing tree canopy earned the distinction...Read on... City News
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Businesses, City Help Breathe New Life Into 75-Year-Old Building In Downtown Geneva

MyNosh LLC, a collaboration between Nosh Restaurant and My Salon, will be revitalizing a longtime vacant building at 22 N. Third St. Built in 1942, the downtown property has been empty since 2008 and is in need of a variety of service and faç...Read on... City News
Posted on: April 11, 2017

Come Make Your Mark On Geneva During The 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Contest

Geneva will once again be offering local artists a unique canvas – our fire hydrants – to showcase their creative spirit this spring.  The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking artists to adop...Read on... City News
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Catch Up On The Latest Geneva Happenings In The City's Newsletter

Who loves spring in Geneva? There are plenty of reasons why you should listed in our latest quarterly City newsletter. Readers will find City Council election results, why Geneva was named "The Best in the West," business news, electronics recy...Read on... City News
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Geneva Earth Day Celebration Scheduled For April 22

Families will be celebrating 10 years of going green in Geneva with another fun-filled Earth Day event in store Saturday, April 22 at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road. The Earth Day festivities, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., are sponsored...Read on... City News
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Mourns The Loss Of Longtime Public Works Employee Gary Paris

The City of Geneva is mourning the loss of Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Gary Paris, who died unexpectedly April 4 at his Maple Park home.  Paris, 60, had been employed with the City for 29 years in Geneva’s Public Works Department. He...Read on... City News
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Geneva Residents Elect New City Council Members

Geneva residents headed to the polls April 4 to cast their vote in the 2017 Consolidated Election, which included leadership on the City Council.

People can find unofficial vote totals on the Kane County Elections website. Thank you to all the candidate...Read on... City News
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants This Spring

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, April 10 as part of an ongoing maintenance program. Hydrants will be flushed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The water is safe to ...Read on... City News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Residents Can Subscribe To Receive Geneva Development Project Notifications

Residents have asked for more advanced notice about new subdivisions and businesses being proposed in Geneva. Now, the City has delivered. The City has created an interactive online map of proposed development projects that require a public hearing befo...Read on... City News
Posted on: March 30, 2017

City Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Longtime Geneva Contributor

The City of Geneva flag outside City Hall has been lowered in honor of longtime Geneva resident Bernard "Bernie" Naughton, who passed away March 25 at age 87. Mr. Naughton was an U.S. Army veteran and a retired letter carrier with the U.S. Post...Read on... City News
Posted on: March 22, 2017

City Earns Trifecta Of Financial Reporting Achievements

Geneva's financial reporting and transparency efforts have culminated in its third national award in 2017, the latest for the City’s first Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States ...Read on... City News
Posted on: March 17, 2017

The Readers Have Spoken: Geneva Is The ‘Best Of The West’

Readers of "West Suburban Living” Magazine once again ranked Geneva as the premier community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of its 2017 “Best of the West” contest. Geneva was named the top city readers woul...Read on... City News
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Yard Waste, Brush Programs Start In April

Brush Collection

For residents who have taken advantage of the mild winter weather to get a head start on their spring yard work, their first opportunity to dispose of yard waste and brush will be April, per the City’s refuse contract.Residents who have put out yard waste...

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City News
Posted on: February 24, 2017

UPDATE: Curbside Leaf Pickup Postponed To March 20 Due To Snow

Update - March 14The City of Geneva hopes the third time is the charm to conduct a special curbside leaf collection after snow scuttled pickup plans this week. The collection, which is being held for two-thirds of Geneva residents who did not receive a s...Read on... City News
Posted on: March 1, 2017

City's Financial Reporting Earns National Award For Fourth Straight Year

The City of Geneva's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) continues to earn the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Cana...Read on... City News
Posted on: February 21, 2017

How To Report Power Outages To The City

An underground cable (outside of Geneva) that provided power to two of our substations failed Feb. 18 leaving 3,239 west side customers without electricity for about an hour. So what is the best way to report this type of outage to the City? First, see i...Read on... City News
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Geneva Police Sergeant Recognized For Contributions To Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Illinois has presented Geneva Police Sgt. Dan Kott with the Flame of Hope Award for his 25 years of dedicated volunteer service to the organization. The Flame of Hope Award is the highest honor of recognition given by Special Olympics Il...Read on... City News
Posted on: February 1, 2017

City Wins Snowfighting Award For 4th Straight Year

Geneva was one of 90 communities in the United States and Canada to be named a 2016 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute. The City has received national recognition for the fourth consecutive year for excellence in envi...Read on... City News
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Bring Geneva On The Go With City's New Mobile App

Need to find information about a Geneva business, event details or report a concern to the City? There is an app for that. The City has launched the “Go Geneva” mobile app to give residents and visitors instant access to key communit...Read on... City News

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Firefighters Respond To Fox Valley Ice Arena Fire

No one was injured after a fire damaged a refrigeration compressor on Sep. 24 at the Fox Valley Ice Arena, located at 1996 S. Kirk Road on Geneva’s east side.At about 6:26 am this morning, the Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to a commercia...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

One Person Injured In Kansas Street House Fire

Geneva Fire Department

One person was injured after a house was damaged by a fire Aug. 30 at 220 Kansas St. on Geneva’s east side.The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to the incident at about 8:03 p.m. after a neighbor spotted the fire and called 911. As engines ...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Company's Printing Job May Cause 'Natural Gas' Odor

Geneva Fire Department

Strathmore Company in Geneva has informed the City the business will be printing another propane safety pamphlet, which has generated a “natural gas-like” odor detectable in the community in the past.

In May, the Geneva Fire Department responded to several...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Fire Department To Perform Hydrant Flow Testing

The Geneva Fire Department, in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department, will be conducting water flow tests on fire hydrants from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 29 to 31. The operations will take place from the Fox R...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Fire Damages Storage Barn In Geneva Township

A large storage barn was severely damaged by a fire Aug. 14 at 37W260 Kaneville Road in unincorporated Geneva Township near Geneva’s west side.

The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched at about 9:06 p.m. for a reported structu...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Detached Garage Severely Damaged By Fire

A detached garage was severely damaged by fire Aug. 10 at 1022 Geneva Drive on the City’s east side.

The Geneva Fire Department responded to the incident at about 6:16 p.m. for an initial report of an alley garage on fire.

Upon arrival, firefight...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 24, 2017

'Natural Gas' Odor Pinpointed To Commercial Printing Company Exhaust

The Geneva Fire Department has responded to several reports of a “natural gas-like” odor since May 23 on the City’s west side. Firefighters have determined the smell is emanating from normal exhaust at a Geneva commercial pr...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Construction Worker Dies At Geneva Commons

A construction worker died Feb. 3 while attempting to install a tower sign at Geneva Commons, 602 Commons Drive. The Geneva Fire Department responded at 11:48 a.m. for a reported rescue from the central bell tower at the open air shopping center located ...Read on... Fire News
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Vehicle Severely Damaged By Fire

A passenger vehicle was severely damaged by fire Dec.28 in the 600 block of North First Street. The Geneva Fire Department responded to the incident at approximately 9:17 a.m. for an initial report of boxes, and possibly a vehicle, on fire in the drivewa...Read on... Fire News

Posted on: November 6, 2017

Geneva Police Department Accepting Applications For Citizen Police Academy

Geneva Police

Curious to learn how the Geneva Police officers do their job? Register to be part of the inaugural Citizen Police Academy in 2018.The weekly classes will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday nights from Jan. 11 through March 22. The program was created to ...

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Police News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 28

Medication Pills

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.People can turn in thei...

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Police News
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Geneva Police Promoting Firearm Safety With Free Gun Locks

Geneva Police

Geneva firearm owners are invited to pick up a free gun lock now being offered by the Geneva Police Department.The Police Department’s Crime Prevention Team has received the gun locks courtesy of Project Child Safe, a program of the National Shooting Spor...

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Police News
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Geneva Announces Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours

Halloween Downtown Event

Geneva children and parents are encouraged to trick-or-treat in their neighborhoods between the City’s recommended Halloween hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.Families can get a jump start on their candy collection as downtown merchants offe...

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Police News
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Shoes Marathon Race

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 17 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon race course.The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva, impacting downtown streets and main arterial roads b...

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Police News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Police Crime Prevention Team Issues Identity Theft Alert

Identity Theft

The Geneva Police Department’s Crime Prevention Team is offering several identity protection tips in the wake of a national credit reporting agency security breach earlier this month.The Equifax data theft compromised personal information from about 143 m...

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Police News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Geneva Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Geneva High School Homecoming Parade

Geneva High School students will celebrate Homecoming with their traditional parade Friday, Sept. 15 that will require several streets to be closed for motorists.State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 p.m. to accomm...

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Police News
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Geneva Police Urge Motorists To Use Caution When Driving Near Schools

As summer draws to a close, the Geneva Police Department wants motorists to be mindful of children walking to school starting Wednesday, Aug. 23.Police officers will have a visible presence in school zones and neighborhoods surrounding school buildings th...

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Police News
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Batavia Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident

A 45-year-old Batavia man has died after his motorcycle went off the roadway striking a light pole and two trees at 12:05 a.m. Aug. 7 in the 1300 block West State Street in Geneva.

Geneva Police were originally dispatched for a report of a suspicious nois...

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Police News
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Road Closure, Parking Restrictions To Be In Effect During Geneva Arts Fair

With thousands of visitors expected to attend the Geneva Arts Fair next weekend, the Geneva Police Department announced a portion of South Third Street will be closed during the festival.

The Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, J...

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Police News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Geneva Revises Parking Fine Structure

People who receive a parking ticket in Geneva will have more time to pay the fine before incurring additional penalties effective Monday, July 10.

As part of the 2016-17 budget, the City Council directed staff to research Geneva’s parking fine ...

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Police News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Geneva Police, Fire Departments To Conduct Active Shooter Response Training At Heartland School

The Geneva Police and Fire departments will be conducting active shooter response training from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at Heartland Elementary School, 3300 Heartland Drive.

Being done in coordination with Geneva Community Unit School District ...

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Police News
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Geneva Police Advise Community About ComEd Phone Scam

The Geneva Police Department is warning residents of a telephone scam where “ComEd representatives” would threaten to disconnect power service unless late payments were made over the phone.

Within a two-hour period June 20, six Geneva ...

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Police News
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Geneva, Illinois State Police Conducting Roadside Safety Check In June

The Geneva Police Department and Illinois State Police will conduct a joint roadside safety check in Kane County the weekend of June 16.  

Officers working on the roadside safety check will be watching for drivers in violation of operat...

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Police News
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Swedish Days Festival, Parade To Impact Downtown Traffic For One Week

The annual Geneva Swedish Days festival brings plenty of fun, food, music and more to people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, several downtown streets will be closed throughout the festivities Tuesday to Sunday, June 20 to 25...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Delnor Multi-Sport Madness Race, Memorial Day Parade Street Closures Announced

Geneva residents should plan accordingly for two Memorial Day weekend events that will temporarily close streets on the City’s west side and downtown. The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness race will be held on the hospital campus and surrounding roadw...Read on... Police News
Posted on: May 13, 2017

Kane County State's Attorney's Office Provides Update On May 13 Delnor Hospital Incident

Medical personnel at about 5:40 p.m. May 8, 2017, transported 21-year-old Tywon M. Salters by ambulance from the Kane County Jail to Delnor Hospital in Geneva. The Chicago resident was hospitalized because he had eaten part of his plastic jail-issued sa...Read on... Police News
Posted on: May 13, 2017

State Police Public Integrity Task Force Investigate Kane County SWAT Officer Involved Shooting

GENEVA - On 5/13/17, the Illinois State Police {ISP) Public Integrity Task Force (PITF) was requested by the Kane County Sheriff to investigate the use of force during an Officer  Involved Shooting that occurred at Delnor Hospital, in Geneva, Ill...

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Police News
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program April 29

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day. People can turn in t...Read on... Police News
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Police: Put Down The Phone, Keep Eyes On The Road

When driving, the Geneva Police Department has a simple request: Keep your attention focused on the road because that latest text message or social media post can wait. Geneva Police is joining forces with almost 300 state and local law enforcement agenc...Read on... Police News
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Fraud Alert: District 304 Warns Community About 'Touch Down Sports'

It has come to the attention of Geneva Community School District 304 and the Geneva Police Department that a company that goes by the name Touch Down Sports has been contacting local businesses to solicit sponsorships on behalf of Geneva Community High Sc...Read on...

Police News
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Geneva Police: Be Aware Of Computer Scams

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to be alert for suspicious online behavior after taking two reports March 10 for computer fraud and tampering. In the first case, a resident responded to a pop-up message stating the computer was no longer...Read on... Police News
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Geneva Police Sergeant Recognized For Contributions To Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Illinois has presented Geneva Police Sgt. Dan Kott with the Flame of Hope Award for his 25 years of dedicated volunteer service to the organization. The Flame of Hope Award is the highest honor of recognition given by Special Olympics Il...Read on... Police News
Posted on: January 19, 2017

UPDATE: Police Investigating Multiple Reports Of Vandalism

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to be vigilant in monitoring their neighborhoods for suspicious or unusual activity after several reports of graffiti in the City last weekend. Police continue to investigate the vandalism that took place...Read on... Police News
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Fines Double For Drivers Who Disobey Crossing Gates In 2017

Metra and the Geneva Police Department remind drivers that starting this year the penalties will double for those who try to cross railroad tracks after the grade crossing systems have activated. Last year, the Governor signed into law an amendment to th...Read on... Police News