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Posted on: January 18, 2022

City Seeking Applications For Ethics Commission Vacancy

Council Chambers

Want to make a difference in your community but not sure where to start? The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated volunteer to fill a vacancy on its Ethics Commission.Upon receipt of a written complaint alleging an ethics violation, the commission is...

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City News
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 10, 2022

City Offices Closed For MLK Day; Refuse Schedule Unchanged

MLK Day

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 18.The City's garbage collection will take place on the normal Thursday-Friday schedule 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: January 6, 2022

Health Department Encourages Residents To Be Extra Cautious Amid Record Number Of COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Wear Your Mask

The Kane County Health Department is reporting that one in five residents being tested for COVID-19 are positive. Kane County is averaging more than 900 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past week, while hospitalizations due to the pandemic have more th...

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City News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Stay Connected With The City's Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter Island Park Fox River

Geneva residents can get the latest information on City's live Christmas tree collection, winter parking regulations, storm/sanitary lining projects, and plenty more with the City’s winter newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers Jan. 4.Readers al...

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City News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Kane County Announces Vax Hub Appointments Through May

Covid 19 Vaccine

Update

Kane County has extended the Kane Vax Hub operations in Batavia through May 2022.

Original News Release

The Kane County Health Department, in cooperation with the Kane County Board, announces additional COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Kane Va...

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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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City News
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

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City News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Holiday Reminders: City Office Hours, Refuse Schedule

Happy Holidays

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Thursday and Friday, Dec. 23-24, and Friday, Dec. 31 in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day.The holidays will not disrupt Geneva's refuse collection. The City's garbage and recycling pickup will rem...

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City News
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Residents Can Bag Leaves For Free In December

Leaf Bag Program

As the City's curbside program winds down, Geneva residents who are still looking to dispose of leaves in December can participate in the City’s leaf bag collection program.Leaves should be placed in brown yard waste bags. Refuse stickers are not required...

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City News
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Kane County Health Department Urges Vaccination, Prevention In Wake Of New COVID Variant

Covid 19 Vaccine

The Kane County Health Department urges residents to update their vaccination status and take preventative measures to combat the spread of COVID and its variants.Last week, health officials identified Omicron as a new variant of the virus that causes COV...

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City News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Place Your Order For A New Parkway Tree Next Spring

Tree Planting

Geneva residents interested in a new parkway tree should place their order with the City's Public Works Department by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.Parkway trees are defined as trees within the City's right-of-way, usually located between the sidewalk/property lin...

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City News
Posted on: November 24, 2021

City Mourns Loss of Life in Waukesha, Wis.

Waukesha

The City of Geneva mourns the loss of life in Waukesha, Wis. following the tragic events that unfolded at that City's holiday parade on Sunday, Nov. 21.  

City News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

City Honors 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Participants

Art On Fire 2021

The Geneva City Council recognized talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City's 2021 "Art on Fire" hydrant design competition.Hanna Dworkin and Kathleen Brockett won first place for "The Big Red Fire Hydrant" located o...

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City News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

City Offices Closed For Thanksgiving; Refuse Schedule Changes During Holiday Week

Thanksgiving

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26 in observance of Thanksgiving.Normal business operations will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.Garbage collection will take place on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26-27, one day later ...

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City News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Tickets On Sale For 12th Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

Following a one-year hiatus, the Geneva Steeple Walk returns to usher in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the Steeple Walk takes place from 2...

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City News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

City Participating In Toys For Tots Program

Toys For Tots

The City of Geneva is looking to put smiles on children's faces during the holidays by participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys For Tots program.The community is invited to drop off new, unwrapped gifts at two City locations: the foyer of the...

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City News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Geneva Revises Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaves

The City of Geneva has adjusted the third – and final – curbside leaf pickup schedule for all zones to provide additional time for leaves to reach the ground.Trees have been slow to drop their leaves this year due to the dry summer and unseasonably warm s...

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City News
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Geneva Christmas Walk, House Tour Usher In The Holidays

Christmas House Tour

Tradition and surprise. It would not be Christmas without them, and Geneva’s Christmas Walk and Holiday House Tour offer both.

Christmas Walk

The evening begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 with Graham’s Chocolates First Candy Cane of the season being presented...

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City News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

State Street Manhole Rehab Complete; All Lanes Of Traffic To Reopen Nov. 16

City Road Construction

Update - Nov. 16

Following the asphalt paving work earlier in the day, traffic control is scheduled to be picked up this evening at all three manhole construction sites on State Street. All lanes of traffic, along with the Third Street intersection, will b...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Kane County Offers Pumpkin Recycling In Geneva

Pumpkin Recycling 2

Kane County, in conjunction with Pushing the Envelope Farm and Northern Illinois Food Bank, is offering a free pumpkin recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 6 in Geneva to help reduce seasonal holiday waste.The event is being held at Pushing ...

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City News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Capture The Magic Of The Season With The Geneva Christmas Walk

Christmas Walk Carolers

Yuletide cheer fills the winter air in 2021 when Geneva prepares for its annual Christmas Walk Friday, Dec. 3, which is presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce with the support of the City of Geneva.Friday evening begins with Graham’s Chocolates First...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Geneva Flag Lowered For Battalion Chief Gavin Hayes

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flags at all City buildings were lowered to half-staff Oct. 13 in memory of Geneva Fire Department Battalion Chief Gavin Hayes, 49, who died Oct. 12 after a lengthy battle with cancer.The 27-year veteran City firefighter was a lifelong resident...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Geneva Sidewalk, Curb Construction Resumes

Sidewalk

Update

Construction work is resuming the week of Nov. 1 after inclement weather in late October caused project delays.

Original Post

The City's 2021 sidewalk and curb maintenance program is scheduled to take place Monday to Friday, Oct. 25-29, followed by a ...

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 23

National Drug Take-Back Program - 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. 23 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.People can turn in thei...

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled For November

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison will be trimming trees this fall on Geneva's west side.Beginning in November, ComEd crews will be trimming trees away from electric lines in the following areas:

  • In between Western Avenue and Dunstan Road from Allen Drive to South Stree...
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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

City Wins Financial Reporting Triple Crown

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Geneva’s financial reporting and transparency efforts have culminated with a 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 of ac...

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City News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Geneva Announces Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaves

When the City’s curbside leaf collection program begins later this fall, Geneva residents will once again be able to track the contractor’s progress with an enhanced online map.The curbside program is scheduled to start the last week of October and the fi...

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City News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Stay Connected With The City's Fall Newsletter

Fall Newsletter State Street

Geneva residents can get the latest information on City's curbside leaf collection, the resumption of commuter parking fees, recommended Halloween trick-or-treating hours, and plenty more with the City’s fall newsletter, which was distributed to subscribe...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Geneva Flag Lowered For Former Alderman Aschom

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of former Alderman Thomas Aschom, 89, who died Sept. 23.Mr. Aschom was a 58-year resident of Geneva and served two terms as Fifth Ward alderman from 1969 to 1977. He and his wife Polly ...

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Sept. 15 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vehicles will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Wednesday, Sept. 15 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Sept. 15 into Thursday, Sept. 16.The City’s contrac...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

City Seeks Applications For Fire & Police Commission

Chat With The Chiefs

Want to make a difference in your community but not sure where to start? The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated volunteer to fill a vacancy on its Fire and Police Commission.The commission is charged with hiring all full-time officers for the Fire ...

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Make Your Voice Heard With City's Community Survey

Community Survey

Residents and community stakeholders can help shape the future direction of Geneva by participating in the City’s 2021 online survey.The survey results will guide the City Council as they determine priorities, improve services and move forward in implemen...

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

City Flag Lowered For Longtime Little Traveler Employee

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Joe Greenberg, 95, who died Sept. 2 after working at The Little Traveler for more than five decades.Mr. Greenberg served as an unofficial and beloved store ambassador. was According ...

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City News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

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 four weeks starting Monday, Sept. 13 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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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Cultural Arts Commission Introduces Fourth Bike Rack Art Installation In Downtown Geneva

Skyward Cultural Arts Bike Rack

Bicyclists have a new spot to hitch their ride as Geneva’s latest art sculpture combines a functional bike rack with a new downtown public art project.  Located at the northwest corner of Third and Franklin streets, the “Skyward” is the fourth in...

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City News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Commuter Parking Fees Reinstated This Fall

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

Geneva’s daily and quarterly permit parking fees will be reinstituted in October as more commuters head back to the office.Commuter parking fees were suspended after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Daily fee parking in the City’s Third Street ...

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Police News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

City's Underground Electric Cable Replacement Project Starts In September

Public Works News

As the City of Geneva wraps up its current underground electric cable replacement project, the next phase is scheduled to begin this fall.After work was completed this spring, final landscaping will take place in September on the following streets in the ...

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City News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

City Flag Lowered For Former Longtime Employee

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Dave Morris, a longtime former employee in the City's Public Works Department.The Geneva resident, who was 61, died on Aug. 24.Mr. Morris worked for 30 years in the Public Works Depa...

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City News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Public Info Meeting To Highlight East State Street Reconstruction Project

Public Works News

The City of Geneva will be hosting a public information meeting in September to preview the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) upcoming East State Street reconstruction project.Residents and merchants are invited to the meeting, which will tak...

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City News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 24 In Geneva

Mosquito

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

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City News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Celebrate The Flavors Of Fall At Festival Of The Vine

Festival Of The Vine 2

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 portion of the festival runs from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 1...

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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

City Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Former Alderman

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of former Alderman and community volunteer John Andersen, 93, who died July 30.Mr. Andersen and his family moved to Geneva in 1960. After retiring as an elementary school principal in 1...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Masks Required In City Buildings After County Reaches 'Substantial' COVID-19 Level

COVID-10 Wear Your Mask

Geneva’s City facilities remain open to the public, but masks will now be required for all guests after Kane County's COVID-19 community positivity rate reached a level of “substantial” transmission July 31.The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinoi...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 3 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vehicles will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Tuesday, Aug. 3 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 3 into Wednesday, Aug. 4.The City’s cont...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For July 22 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vehicles will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Thursday, July 22 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting July 22 into Friday, July 23.The City’s contractor wi...

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Geneva Conducting Commuter Parking Survey

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

Recognizing the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted employment and commuting habits, the City of Geneva is conducting a survey to assess future parking demands.The City is reviewing parking policies that may need to be adjusted to address shiftin...

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City News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Shakespeare In The Park Presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Shakespeare In The Park

Geneva’s popular Shakespeare in the Park event returns to Island Park Saturday, July 17 with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The free performance starts at 6 p.m.This light-hearted comedy, which is suitable for all ages, is a classic tale of runaway lovers, ...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Summer Concert Series Brings Family Fun To Geneva

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Geneva’s RiverPark Summer Concert Series returns to provide two free nights of entertainment along the Fox River.The concerts will be held at 6 p.m. July 11 and Aug. 8 at River Park, located at North R...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Geneva Extends Temporary Outdoor Seating For Restaurants & Bars Through 2021

Outdoor Seating 2021

Geneva restaurants and bars now have the option to offer temporary outdoor seating through the end of 2021. If the request involves using public property, a new license agreement must be submitted to the City by Friday, July 2.After the onset of the COVID...

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City News
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck 2

Geneva’s garbage collection rates will be adjusted starting Thursday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems.A refuse sticker will cost $2.97 beginning in July. However, people who purchased stickers at the current rate of ...

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Geneva Makes The Grade With Daily Herald Readers' Choice Survey

Downtown Outdoor Patio

Geneva was recognized as a top community for dining, shopping, entertainment, and more as part of the 2021 "Daily Herald Readers' Choice" survey.Geneva ranked second for both the best city to live and the best downtown atmosphere catego...

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City News
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Geneva Encourages Residents To Participate In Voluntary Electric Load Reduction Program

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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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Keep Tabs On Geneva's Outdoor Watering Schedule

Irrigation System - Lawn Watering

As Geneva residents fine-tune their summer watering schedules, they should take note of the City's sprinkler regulations.Water sprinklers are permitted between 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on designated days. Residents with an even-numbered street address ...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

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 inaugural 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 their origina...

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Candidates Sought For Vacant City Treasurer Seat

Council Chambers

After the April 6 election garnered no filings for the office of City Treasurer, the City of Geneva is now seeking candidates for that seat.Starting in 2003, Patrick McQueeny served 18 years as Geneva’s City Treasurer before deciding not to seek...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

City Rolls Out Downtown Recycling Pilot Program

Decorative Blue Downtown Recycling Can

Downtown Geneva is going green with new dedicated recycling containers being installed on South Third Street this week as part of a new pilot program.Shopping and dining patrons will be able to conveniently recycle empty bottles and aluminum cans at each ...

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

City, GHS Create Friendship Chairs For Graham’s Patio

ICEC Grahams Painted Chairs

During their next visit to Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream in downtown Geneva, patrons will be able to enjoy that sweet treat in the two decorated “friendship chairs” on the patio.Last year, the City’s Inte...

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City News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Application Deadline Extended For 'Art On Fire' Contest

Art On Fire

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the City’s “Art on Fire” hydrant design program returns this spring inviting Geneva residents to bring their artistic creativity into the community.The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is s...

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City News
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Geneva Police Social Worker Program Extended

Police News - New Car

After conducting a successful eight-month pilot program, the City will continue its partnership with the Association for Individual Development (AID) to provide a part-time, on-site social worker at the Geneva Police Department.AID social worker Mekayla A...

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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

City Seeking Applications To Serve On DEI Task Force

Diversity Task Force With Logo

The City of Geneva invites residents and stakeholders to apply to serve on the City’s new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force.Through the development of the City's 2025 Strategic Plan and in subsequent goal-setting meetings, the City affirmed its...

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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Voters Cast Their Ballots For Geneva's City Council

Election Vote

Geneva residents went to the polls April 6 to cast their vote in the 2021 Consolidated Election, which included seats for mayor and aldermen on the City Council.Here are the unofficial vote totals from the Kane County's Clerk Office as of April 7...

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