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Posted on: September 27, 2022

City Of Geneva Wins Financial Reporting Triple Crown

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Geneva’s financial reporting and transparency efforts have culminated with another trifecta of national awards.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honored the City’s accomplishments, which represent the highest form...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Kane County Hosting Recycling, Shredding Event Oct. 8

Paper Shredding

Kane County is hosting a recycling and shredding event for people to safely dispose of confidential documents, latex paint, aerosols, propane tanks, and car seats.The event will be held rain or shine from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Kane County...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Union Pacific Starts Third Main Line Project In Geneva

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

Union Pacific announced operations are underway to build a third railroad line near the current UP-West railway tracks spanning from Peck Road in Geneva to West Chicago.The 6-mile stretch of new rail will be set 20 feet south of the current tracks from Pe...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

ICEC Invites Public To River Boat Cruise With Geneva's French Delegation

City News

The City's International Cultural Exchange Committee is inviting the public to join Geneva's French delegation visitors on a Fox River boat cruise Sunday, Oct. 2.Geneva has developed a cultural partnership with Croissy-sur-Seine, located on the banks of t...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Geneva Police Officers Receive Lifesaving Awards

Police News - New Car

Geneva Police Chief Eric Passarelli presented Life Saving Medals to eight officers at the Sept. 19 City Council meeting.Sgt. Brad Jerdee and Officer Bob Pech were honored for helping locate and save a suicidal woman in a Geneva park on Sept. 15, 2021. Off...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

2023 Consolidated Election Candidate Guide Available

Elections Ahead

Residents interested in running for Geneva City Council in 2023 can find a candidate guide posted on the City’s website.The guide, which provides election information on how to file for candidacy and all required forms, is available on the City’s website ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Geneva Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Homecoming Parade Geneva High School 2

The City’s downtown streets will be full of Viking pride as Geneva High School celebrates homecoming with its annual parade Friday, Sept. 23.State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 p.m. to accommodate the event. All ...

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City News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Geneva Public Works To Flush Fire Hydrants This Fall

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for three weeks starting Monday, Sept. 19 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 drink, but...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Natural Resources Committee Invites Public To Fox River Cleanup, Dark Skies Presentation

State Street Bridge

The City of Geneva’s Natural Resources Committee is looking for some helping hands to spruce up the Fox River Saturday, Sept. 17.The Fox River Clean Up Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Island Park, 2 E. State St. Volunteers are asked to wear old cl...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Shoes Marathon Race

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 18 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon racecourse.The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva, impacting downtown streets and main arterial roads be...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

New Festival Of The Vine Location Requires Downtown Street Closures

Festival Of The Vine 2

The Geneva Police Department announced downtown street closures and parking restrictions will be implemented to accommodate the new home of the Festival of the Vine.The festival runs from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 9-11 on both sides of the historic Kane Cou...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

City Offices Closed For Labor Day; Refuse Schedule Change

Labor Day

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6.Due to the holiday, the City's garbage collection will be delayed one day later than normal during the ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 24 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vehicles will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Wednesday, Aug. 24 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 24 into Thursday, Aug. 25.The City’s contractor...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

2022 Geneva Concours D'Elegance Car Show Canceled

Concours d Elegance

Concours d’Elegance organizers have informed the City of Geneva that they are canceling the 2022 car show that was originally scheduled to take place Sunday, Aug. 28.Concours, one of five events designated as a festival in Geneva, is an annual show that d...

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City News
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Geneva's Underground Electric Replacement Project Starts In Late August

Public Works News

The City will be enhancing electric service reliability by replacing underground utility cable in four areas of Geneva starting in late August.The 2022-23 underground electric replacement program areas include:

  • South Street (Gary and Sheila lanes);
  • Hill Roa...
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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Geneva's Festival Of The Vine Has A New Location In 2022

Festival Of The Vine

Savor the flavor of Geneva during Festival of the Vine, an autumn harvest celebration. Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and wine. The main event runs from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 9-11 at Fourth and...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Kane County To Host Shredding Event Aug. 13

Paper Shredding

For those looking to get rid of confidential documents, Kane County is hosting a shredding event Saturday, Aug. 13.The event will be held rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kane County Branch Court office, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, across...

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City News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

City Hosting Public Information Meeting Regarding Upcoming Road Work

City Road Construction

The City of Geneva’s 2022 street improvement program is scheduled to start in early August with 14 resurfacing and drainage projects on the docket.Residents looking to get more details on the upcoming construction are invited to an informational meeting a...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2022

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled For August In Geneva

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming scheduled to take place in August on Geneva's west side.ComEd crews will be trimming trees generally along sections of Western Avenue, South Street, Keslinger Road, Kaneville Road, and Peck Roa...

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City News
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Take Geneva's Bike Challenge, Share Your Feedback At Bike Night Aug. 4

Bike Challenge Tree Pledge

Avid cyclists, casual riders, or those who may need to rediscover their passion for biking are invited to take the Geneva Bike Challenge this summer.Residents can participate in the Bike Challenge by:

  • Downloading and printing a copy of the challenge, or pi...
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City News
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Stay Connected With The City's Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Geneva residents can get the latest information on Union Pacific's Third Main Line project, Geneva's new garbage rates, road construction, and plenty more with the City’s summer newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers July 11.Readers also can fin...

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City News
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Shakespeare In the Park Presents 'The Tempest'

Shakespeare In The Park

Geneva’s popular Shakespeare in the Park event returns to Island Park Saturday, July 30 with “The Tempest.” The free performance starts at 6 p.m.Suitable for all ages, this tragicomedy will take people on a voyage to a magica...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Third Street To Be Closed, Parking Restrictions Implemented For Geneva Arts Fair

Art Fair 1

With thousands of visitors expected to attend the Geneva Arts Fair later this month, the Geneva Police Department announced a section of South Third Street will be closed during the festival.The Arts Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and S...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Geneva Mourns The Loss Of Former Alderman Sam Hill

Council Chambers

The City of Geneva is mourning the loss of former First Ward Alderman Sam Hill, 86, who died July 5.Mr. Hill served on the City Council from 2001 to 2013. Outside the City Council, he was a member of the City's Plan Commission and was a Geneva Park Distri...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Geneva Arts Fair Returns To The Downtown July 23-24

Art Fair 2

What do giant stained glass murals, sprawling black and white landscapes, and intricate wire jewelry have in common? They are just a small sampling of what to expect at the 2022 Geneva Arts Fair, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24.&ldq...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Route 31 Commuter Overflow Parking Lot To Be Closed

Metra

Geneva’s Route 31 overflow parking lot will be closed indefinitely starting Friday, July 1 as part of the upcoming Union Pacific Third Main Line project.  The daily fee commuter lot, located off the state highway just south of ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For June 30 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vehicles will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Thursday June 30 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting June 30 into Friday, July 1.The City’s contractor will...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

City Offices Closed For July 4 Holiday; Refuse Schedule Change

Independence Day

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, July 5.Due to the holiday, the City's garbage collection will be delayed one day later than normal during...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Kane County To Host Recycling Extravaganza July 9

Electronics Recycling Kane County 2

For those looking to declutter their homes, Kane County is hosting its annual recycling extravaganza Saturday, July 9 to help people safely dispose of those hard-to-recycle items.The event will be held rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kane Coun...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

RiverPark Summer Concert Series Brings Family Fun To Geneva

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

Geneva’s RiverPark Summer Concert Series returns to provide four free nights of entertainment along the Fox River.The concerts will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 10, 17, and 24 at River Park, located at North River Lane and Peyton Street just north...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Geneva’s garbage collection rates will be adjusted starting Friday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with LRS (Lakeshore Recycling Systems).A refuse sticker will cost $3.10 beginning in July. However, people who purchased stickers at the current rate...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Third Street Commuter Parking Deck To Be Cleaned

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

The Third Street Commuter parking deck in downtown Geneva will be closed several evenings during the week of June 20 for power washing and cleaning operations.The deck will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. Wednesday to Friday, June 22-24. The parking fac...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Swedish Days Festival & Parade To Impact Downtown Traffic, Parking

Swedish Days Carnival

Swedish Days brings thousands of people to Geneva to enjoy food, music and plenty of fun for people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, parking restrictions will be implemented, and two downtown streets will be closed throughout ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Geneva Encourages Electric Customers To Subscribe To Peak Power Day Alerts

Peak Power Day Voluntary Electric Load Program

With warmer 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.The City offers a voluntary electric...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Kane County Health Department Announces Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing

Coronavirus

The Kane County Health Department in cooperation with SHIELD Illinois announces the availability of free COVID-19 testing at the Kane Vax Hub in Batavia.The Kane Vax Hub at 501 N. Randall Road will be open for testing Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon...

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City News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

City Tracking Buffalo Boxes With Blue Paint Markings

Public Works News

Wondering what the blue paint markings are on the curb and on lawns? The City can assure residents that it is not related to any construction or digging taking place this year.The City of Geneva is seeking to improve its water utility map in tracking buff...

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City News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Tree Trimming To Help Improve Electric Service Reliability

Public Works News

The City of Geneva announced tree trimming operations will be taking place over the next several months on the City's west side.A City contractor will be trimming trees primarily west of the Fox River and south of State Street (Route 38). Trimming occurs ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Strategic Plan Advisory Committee Seeking Student Member

Flower State Street

Students interested in learning about local government and how Geneva determines its priorities can apply for a unique opportunity to serve on the City's Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.As a full-fledged committee member, the selected student will parti...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Union Pacific Rail Project May Produce More Train Horns

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

Union Pacific Railroad has announced that it will embark on a major tie project on the UP-West Line beginning Wednesday, June 8. Metra riders may experience minor delays during the work, which is expected to last through the end of September.“Tie replacem...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Geneva Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Caitlin Gallagher

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall was lowered to half-staff May 24 in memory of Geneva resident Caitlin Gallagher, 17, who died May 17.Caitlin was a junior at Geneva High School. The City received permission from the Gallagher family to honor their daughter wi...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Geneva Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Philana Lee

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Geneva resident Philana Lee, 53, who died May 17.

Outside of her career in international marketing, Ms. Lee spent much of her time helping her mom, Jenny Lee, run Gen Hoe, the longest...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

East State Street Road Patching Concludes June 3

City Road Construction

Update - June 2

State Street (Route 38) will be reduced to two lanes, one heading in each direction, Friday, June 3 near Crissey Avenue on Geneva's east side.The City's Public Works Department will be wrapping up its exterior lane pothole...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Geneva Named The 'Best Of The West' In Reader Survey

Swedish Dala Horses Cultural Arts Bike Rack

Readers of "West Suburban Living" Magazine once again ranked Geneva as the premier community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of its 2022 "Best of the West" contest.Geneva was named the top city readers would most like to liv...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Geneva Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Ann Burns

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Ann Burns, 81, who died May 3.Mrs. Burns is the mother of Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns. After moving to Geneva in 1974, she invested her time volunteering at local schools, the Geneva Pa...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Geneva Volunteer Appointed New City Clerk

Council Chambers

After moving to Geneva in 2001, Vicki Kellick has volunteered countless hours to serve her community. Now, she will be dedicating her talents as Geneva’s new City Clerk.Mayor Kevin Burns brought forward Kellick’s nomination, which was unanimously approved...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Applications Available For 'Art On Fire' Contest

Art On Fire 2021

Geneva residents will once again have an opportunity to share their artistic creativity with the community through the City’s “Art on Fire” hydrant design program, which will feature a new wrinkle this year.The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Art...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

City Seeking Applications For Advisory Board Vacancies

Flower State Street

Want to make a difference in your community but not sure where to start? The City of Geneva is looking for dedicated volunteers to fill vacancies on its Strategic Plan Advisory Committee and Cultural Arts Commission.The Strategic Plan Advisory Committee i...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

2022 Geneva Write Now Short Story Contest Winners Announced

Geneva Write Now Contest Cultural Arts Commission

The City's Cultural Arts Commission announced the winners of the second annual Geneva Write Now short story contest.The contest invited budding and experienced Geneva writers - both adults and students in middle school and high school - to share ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

City's DEI Task Force Hosting Listening Session April 27

Diversity Task Force With Logo

Geneva’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force will be hosting a community listening session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at Geneva City Hall Council Chambers, 109 James St.Created in 2021, the Task Force has developed a mission statement, iden...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Third Street Parkway Restoration Scheduled For April 18

Public Works News

Geneva Public Works Department crews will be restoring parkways Monday, April 18, which will impact parking along several blocks of South Third Street in downtown Geneva.The project, which will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., will involve grading, seedi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Geneva Earth Day Celebration Scheduled For April 23

Earth Day

Geneva families are encouraged to go green as the City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District once again team up to celebrate Earth Day.The Earth Day festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Peck Farm Park,...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Geneva's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program Features New Vendor

Household Hazardous Waste

Geneva residents looking to clean out their garage or basement can take advantage of the City’s free curbside household hazardous waste materials disposal program.The City Council approved a new five-year intergovernmental agreement March 21 to have Kane ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Geneva Named Tree City USA, Wins Growth Award

Third Street Reopens

Geneva has been named a "Tree City USA" community for the 22nd time thanks to the City's ongoing commitment to effective urban forest management. The Arbor Day Foundation's honor is based on meeting four core standards...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

City Announces 2022 Street Sweeping Schedule

Street Sweeping

The City of Geneva keeps our streets looking nice throughout the year, and residents can lend a helping hand in this effort.The City is contracting with LRS (Lakeshore Recycling Systems) to sweep streets eight times in 2022. The first sweep is scheduled t...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Geneva Public Works To Flush Fire Hydrants This Spring

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for three weeks starting Monday, April 11 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 drink, but...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Geneva Recognized For Solar Energy Achievements

Solar Power Roof Panels

The City of Geneva was one of 10 Chicago area communities to recently achieve national recognition for encouraging the growth of solar energy.The City was awarded the bronze level designation under SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Ener...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Geneva's Brush Collection Begins In April

Brush Collection

As spring yard work surfaces on many people’s to-do lists in the coming weeks, Geneva residents can start disposing of brush in April.Brush pickup is intended for the disposal of tree limbs and branches that are removed by the property owner for normal ma...

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City News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Geneva Flag Lowered For Former Alderman Ron Singer

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of former Alderman Ron Singer, 89, who died March 10.Mr. Singer, a retired teacher, represented the City's Fourth Ward on the Geneva City Council from 1997 to 2017. He also served on th...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Programs Aim To Reduce Geneva's Large Industrial & Commercial Power Use, Drive Sustainability

City News

The City is moving forward with a new initiative designed to help Geneva’s large industrial and commercial users save money on energy, reduce the electric load on the power grid during peak times, and reward them for their sustainability efforts...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

City Offers Free Yard Waste Pickup For Two Weeks

Yard Waste Bags

Geneva residents will be able to get a head start on their spring yard work with free collection available for two weeks in March.The free yard waste disposal is part of the City’s refuse contract with LRS (Lakeshore Recycling Systems). Yard waste bags se...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Geneva City Council Approves 2022-23 Budget

Budget

The Geneva City Council unanimously approved a $112.7 million 2022-23 fiscal year budget during its Feb. 7 meeting.  The City's budget is a combination of 36 individual budgets, all having different purposes and different legal restricti...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

City Flag Lowered For Two Community Contributors

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Dennis Kabela and Dr. Peter Lee.

Mr. Kabela was a former 3rd Ward alderman from 1981-89, served as City Clerk from 1993-2005, and was a volunteer/part-time Geneva Fire Department fire...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Help Geneva Restore Local State Funding

Illinois Capitol

Did you know - Until 2011, 10% of Illinois' total income tax revenue came back to municipalities through the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) to pay for critical services?LGDF is a portion of Illinois income taxes paid by residents and b...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Cultural Arts Commission Hosting Short Story Contest

Geneva Write Now Contest Cultural Arts Commission

Budding and experienced Geneva writers can once again share their original work through the Geneva Write Now short story contest.The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s second annual contest is open to adults and students in middle school and high school. T...

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City News
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Geneva's Wine, Cheese & Trees Event Going Virtual

Wine Cheese And Trees

Geneva’s Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser will be raising a glass virtually in 2022 to help fund the planting of new trees in the community.The City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District Foundation are teaming together to sponsor t...

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City News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Help The City Update Our Water Service Line Map

Public Works News

The City of Geneva has developed an interactive water service line map and survey to show and collect water service line material information for active customers within our community, in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency regula...

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City News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Christmas Tree Collection Scheduled For January

Christmas Tree Disposal

Geneva residents will have two chances to dispose of their live Christmas trees during January.Trees will be picked up for free on residents’ regular garbage collection days the weeks of Jan. 3 and Jan. 10 by LRS (Lakeshore Recycling Systems), the City’s ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Of Geneva Issues Winter Parking Reminders

Snow Car

Even with the mild start to winter, Geneva residents should be prepared to move their parked cars off the street when snowfall occurs to ensure the City’s plowing operations run efficiently.Parking is prohibited when snowfall reaches:

2 Inches

Posted “Snow ...

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