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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Fight The Bug Bite; Be On The Lookout For Areas Of Standing Water In Your Yard

With the torrential rains we have been seeing recently, residents may soon see a bumper crop of mosquitoes. These mosquitoes are aptly nicknamed “nuisance mosquitoes,” or “floodwater mosquitoes.” It is important to ...

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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 Jun...

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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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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...
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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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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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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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...
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...
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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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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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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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...
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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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...
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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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Posted on: April 28, 2017

ComEd Tree Trimming Planned For Geneva

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming operations scheduled to take place from May through July in various sections of Geneva. While the City of Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, ComEd does run power lines through ...Read on...
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...
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Batavia Utility Pole Project To Impact Traffic On Fabyan Parkway

The City of Batavia will be closing one lane of eastbound Fabyan Parkway Parkway from Western Avenue to east of Van Nortwick Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily starting Monday, April 24. The daily single lane closure of eastbound Fabya...Read on...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Kane County To Replace Guardrail On Fabyan Parkway

Work on the annual Kane County road repair program that will include portions of Fabyan Parkway in Geneva is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, April 3. The project will consist of replacing the guardrail on Fabyan Parkway...Read on...
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...
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...
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Yard Waste, Brush Programs Start In April

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 o...Read on...
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...
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...
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...
Posted on: February 17, 2017

RiverPark Summer Series Coordinator Wanted

Summer is coming, and so is the RiverPark Summer Series sponsored by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission. The Commission is searching for a coordinator for the 2017 Summer Series. If you have an interest in music and helping organize the event, please ...Read on...
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...
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...
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Wine, Cheese & Trees Fundraiser Furthers Mission To Reforest Geneva's Downtown Parkways

People interested in restoring Geneva’s downtown urban tree canopy are invited out for a night of fine wine, delicious treats and live auction to raise money toward the cause. The sixth annual Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser will take plac...Read on...
Posted on: January 26, 2017

ComEd Schedules Additional Tree Trimming This Winter

Click map above to see a larger version posted on our website. Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has notified the City of additional tree trimming near its power lines in Geneva scheduled for late January into February. Work is set to take place in several ar...Read on...
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...
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...
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Geneva Photo Exhibit To Be Featured In Studio Gallery

The City's International Cultural Exchange Committee invites you to attend a Geneva photo exhibit and fundraiser this winter. A collection of photographs featuring Geneva has made its way back from across the Atlantic Ocean after appearing in an exhibit...Read on...
Posted on: January 6, 2017

City Wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City’s budget practices continue to earn national recognition after Geneva received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the seventh consecutive year. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada ho...Read on...
Posted on: December 22, 2016

ComEd Schedules Tree Trimming For January

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has notified the City it intends to perform tree trimming activities near its power lines in Geneva during January. The vegetation management program will take place along Heartland Drive east of Peck Road. While the City owns...Read on...
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Winter Weather Cancels Curbside Leaf Collection; Residents Can Bag Leaves For Free In December

With 7 inches of snow sweeping through Geneva Dec. 4 combined with colder weather ahead, the City’s remaining special curbside leaf pickups have been cancelled for the winter. Residents still needing to dispose of their leaves for free can util...Read on...
Posted on: December 2, 2016

City Issues Winter Parking, Snow Plow Operations Reminders

With snow in the forecast, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents about parking regulations to ensure plowing operations run smoothly and efficiently throughout the community. When road conditions become hazardous, streets that are posted wit...Read on...
Posted on: November 22, 2016

UPDATE: Snow Cancels Curbside Leaf Collection

Dec. 6 UpdateDue to the snow that hit Geneva Dec. 4, the curbside leaf collection in Zones C & A have been cancelled.

Please see information below about the City's leaf bag program being offered in December.

Nov. 22 News Release
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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

A Geneva tradition continues as the Steeple Walk ushers in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches. Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the eighth annual event will take place from 2 ...Read on...
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Police Remind Residents To Lock Their Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to lock their vehicles after responding to 11 reports of car burglaries since Oct. 23. The burglaries have taken place overnight primarily on the City’s east side, but similar incidents also have...Read on...
Posted on: October 17, 2016

Mobile Payment Option Offered To Geneva Daily Fee Parking Customers

Starting Monday, Oct. 24, commuters and downtown Geneva visitors will be able to pay for their daily fee parking spot from the convenience of their smartphone.

Geneva will be launching Passport, a parking payment app provider, at the City’s Third Stre...Read on...

Passport Website
Posted on: October 13, 2016

City Council Implements Places For Eating Tax

The Geneva City Council voted Oct. 3 to approve a 2 percent Places for Eating Tax that will go into effect starting Jan. 1, 2017.

Restaurants and other businesses where prepared food is sold at retail for immediate consumption with seating provided may...Read on...

Places For Eating Tax Forms/Information
Posted on: October 10, 2016

Residents Can Voice Concerns Regarding Airplane Noise

Geneva residents noticing more airplane traffic taking place over their neighborhood can submit a noise complaint online to the O’Hare Compatibility Commission. In recent years, air traffic at O’Hare International Airport has been re...Read on... O'Hare Compatibility Commission