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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 ...

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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Geneva Fire Department To Conduct Live Fire Training

Fire News - New Water Tower

The Geneva Fire Department will be participating in live fire training from Friday to Sunday, June 10-12 at 64 Peck Road on the City’s west side.The home and property were purchased by the City, and the wood frame, single-family house has been made availa...

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City News
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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City News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

City Offices Closed May 30 For Memorial Day; Refuse Schedule Change

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, May 31.Due to the holiday, the City's garbage collection will be delayed one day later than normal the week o...

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City News
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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2022

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled For June In Geneva

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming scheduled to take place in June on Geneva's west side.ComEd crews will be trimming trees primarily along Peck Road as well as sections of South Street, Kaneville Road and Fabyan Parkway all wes...

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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Geneva Police Announce Youth Triathlon, Memorial Day Parade Street Closures

Memorial Day

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 MMTT Youth Triathlon race will be held at the Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital campus and surrou...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Geneva Firefighters Will Be Testing Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The Geneva Fire Department will be conducting water flow tests on City fire hydrants for two weeks starting Monday, May 23.The project, being done in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department Water Division, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p...

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City News
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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City News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Kane County To Host Shredding, Paint Collection Event

Paper Shredding

Are old cans of paint and boxes of documents taking up space in your home, garage or basement? Get a jump start on spring cleaning and bring your confidential documents and cans of paint to Kane County’s shredding and paint collection event on Saturday, M...

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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Geneva's Parkway Tree Planting Begins In Mid-May

Tree Planting

A City contractor, Apex Landscaping Inc., will be planting 115 new parkway trees starting the week of May 16, weather permitting.Planting operations will take several days to complete. Trees planted this spring had to be ordered by residents by January.Mo...

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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

City Offices Closed April 15 For Easter Holiday; Refuse Schedule Not Impacted

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Friday, April 15 in observance of the Easter holiday.Normal business operations will resume on Monday, April 18.The City's garbage collection will take place on the normal Thursday-Friday schedule for the ...

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City News
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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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Fence Installation To Impact Commuter Permit Parking Lot A

Metra

Fence installation in the southwest commuter permit parking lot (Lot A) in downtown Geneva will require the closure of a number of parking spaces for more than a week.The parking lot is located south of the Union Pacific West railway tracks west of Third ...

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City News
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Stay Connected With The City's Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter Fargo Flowers

Geneva residents can get the latest information on City's fire hydrant flushing program, Tree City USA honors, brush/yard waste programs, and plenty more with the City’s spring newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers April 6.Readers also can lear...

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City News
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Application Deadline Extended For Cultural Arts Commission

Shakespeare In The Park

The City of Geneva is looking for two dedicated volunteers to fill vacancies on the Cultural Arts Commission. If you are passionate about the arts and would like to work with other volunteers to enhance the Geneva arts scene, we encourage you to apply.The...

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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Geneva Chamber To Host Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

Time to clean out those attics, basements and closets with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce's Citywide ABC Garage Sale taking place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 22-23.Participants will have their address and key items listed on a map ...

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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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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 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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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

Posted “Snow ...

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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 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 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 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 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: 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

News Flash

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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Cultural Arts News
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 colla...

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Cultural Arts News
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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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Application Deadline Extended For Cultural Arts Commission

Shakespeare In The Park

The City of Geneva is looking for two dedicated volunteers to fill vacancies on the Cultural Arts Commission. If you are passionate about the arts and would like to work with other volunteers to enhance the Geneva arts scene, we encourage you to apply.The...

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Cultural Arts 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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Cultural Arts 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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Cultural Arts 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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Cultural Arts News

News Flash

Posted on: June 17, 2022

New Project Application Added: Khanna Dentistry Variation

Development Projects Map

The City of Geneva Development Projects Map has been updated with a new application for the Khanna Dentistry variation request. 

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Development Projects
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Public Hearing for Verizon Tower at Oscar Swan To Be Rescheduled

Development Projects Map

The City of Geneva Development Projects Map has been updated with information regarding the cancellation of a public hearing for the Verizon Tower at Oscar Swan project. Additional notifications identifying the date, time, and place of the rescheduled pub...

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Development Projects
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Even Flow Sign Variation Recommended for Denial by Planning & Zoning Commission

Development Projects Map

The City of Geneva Development Projects Map has been updated with the Planning & Zoning Commission's recommendation to deny the Even Flow Sign Variation. The City Council will consider the Commission's recommendation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5 at Genev...

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Development Projects
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Public Hearing Scheduled For Verizon Tower At Oscar Swan

Development Projects Map

The City of Geneva Development Projects Map has been updated with a scheduled public hearing and new documents related to the Verizon Tower at Oscar Swan project.

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Development Projects
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Even Flow Sign Variation Public Hearing Scheduled; Other Project Updates

Development Projects Map

The City of Geneva Development Projects Map has been updated with a new application for a driveway variation at 1258 Meadows Road.A public hearing has been scheduled for the Even Flow sign variation for Thursday, June 9.The Verizon Tower at Oscar Swan com...

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Development Projects

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Fire News

5 Stories
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Geneva Fire Department Postpones Live Fire Training

Fire News - New Water Tower

Update - June 10

The Geneva Fire Department announced the live training has been postponed.

News Release - June 2

The Geneva Fire Department will be participating in live fire training from Friday to Sunday, June 10-12 at 64 Peck Road on the City’s west side...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Geneva Firefighters Will Be Testing Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The Geneva Fire Department will be conducting water flow tests on City fire hydrants for two weeks starting Monday, May 23.The project, being done in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department Water Division, will take place from 8 a.m....

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Fire News
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Geneva Fire Department Responds To Fatal Industrial Accident

Fire News - New Water Tower

The Geneva Fire Department responded to a call on Dec. 9 at Bar Technologies, 500 Fluid Power Drive.911 callers stated that an employee had become entrapped in a piece of machinery. Fire personnel found the victim had been removed from the machine by plan...

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Fire 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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Fire 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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Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: June 27, 2022

Fourth Street Closed For Water Service Repairs June 27

City Road Construction

The Geneva Public Works Department is repairing water service infrastructure on Fourth Street June 27 which requires closing the roadway from South to Fulton streets on the City's west side.The City will provide an update when the work is completed.For mo...

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Geneva News Homepage
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Offices Closed For 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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Geneva News Homepage
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Kane County To Host Recycling Extravaganza

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 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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Geneva News Homepage
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 13, 2022

Residents Can 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 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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Geneva News Homepage
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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Geneva News Homepage
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Tree Trimming To Improve Electric Service Reliability

ComEd Tree Trimming

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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Geneva News Homepage
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Tri-Cities Traffic Safety Initiative Results Announced

Police News - New Car

More than 350 drivers were stopped during a joint traffic safety campaign conducted by the Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia police departments from May 23 to Memorial Day.The law enforcement agencies concentrated their efforts along four main highways that...

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Geneva News Homepage
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Strategic Plan Advisory Panel Seeks Teen 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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Geneva News Homepage
Posted on: June 7, 2022

UP-West 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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News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2018

Road Work Notifications

Road Work Ahead

Stay ahead of the curve by subscribing to Geneva's road construction updates. We also will share IDOT & Kane County project info when available.

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus - Spotlight

The State reported that Kane County is now rated at a medium level for COVID-19 risk. Find vaccine/testing info and the City's pandemic response.

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Outdoor Lawn Watering

Irrigation System - Lawn Watering

Looking to keep your lawn green this summer? Make sure sprinklers are set to run in accordance with the City's outdoor water use schedule.

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News Flash

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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Police News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Tri-Cities Traffic Safety Initiative Results Announced

Police News - New Car

More than 350 drivers were stopped during a joint traffic safety campaign conducted by the Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia police departments from May 23 to Memorial Day.The law enforcement agencies concentrated their efforts along four main highways that...

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Police News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Tri-Cities Police Join Forces For Traffic Safety Initiative

Police News - New Car

Police departments throughout the Tri-Cities announced they will be combining efforts this upcoming holiday week in an effort to reduce crashes and enhance roadway safety through additional enforcement. The Geneva, Batavia, and St. Charles Police are join...

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Police News
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Geneva Police Announce Youth Triathlon, Memorial Day Parade Street Closures

Memorial Day

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 MMTT Youth Triathlon race will be held at the Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital campus and surrou...

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Police News
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Geneva Teen Dies In Fatal Train Accident

Police News - New Car

A 17-year-old Geneva girl died May 17 from injuries sustained when she was struck by an eastbound Metra passenger train on the Union Pacific-West line underneath the Route 25 vehicle overpass.Geneva Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched aro...

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Police News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Geneva Police Save Man's Life On Railroad Bridge

Police News - New Car

Five Geneva Police officers are being credited with saving a man who was threatening to take his life May 4 on the Union Pacific West line train trestle spanning the Fox River.Dispatched at 7:58 p.m., officers were able to stop train traffic after making ...

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Police News
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Geneva Police Give Update On Suspicious Death Investigation

Police News - New Car

A man who was deemed a person of interest in the May 4 suspicious death investigation of a 43-year-old Geneva woman has been released from police custody.The Geneva Police Department, with concurrence from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, releas...

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Police News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Geneva Police Conducting Suspicious Death Investigation

Police News - New Car

The Geneva Police Department is investigating a suspicious death after finding a 43-year-old Geneva woman dead from a fatal gunshot wound outside her home.A female relative living in the Chicago area called police at 8:02 p.m. May 4 to report the Geneva w...

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Police News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program April 30

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, April 30 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.People can turn in the...

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Police News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Geneva Police, Firefighters To Take The Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge Special Olympics 2022

The Geneva Police and Fire departments are teaming together to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois with the 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge challenge.Police officers and firefighters will be plunging at noon Wednesday, March 9 in front o...

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Police News
Posted on: December 19, 2021

Geneva Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Domestic-Related Dispute

Police News - New Car

A Geneva man was arrested Dec. 18 following an investigation of a domestic dispute that took place three days earlier involving an adult male family member.Bobby J. Haven III, 26, of the 1000 block of Westfield Course, has been charged with:

  • Attempted Murd...
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Police News
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Geneva Police Determine Armed Person Report Unfounded

Police News - New Car

Geneva Police responding to a report of a potentially armed person inside a home Oct. 5 in the 200 block of Lineas Lane have deemed the incident unfounded.A neighbor called 911 at 2:12 p.m. to report hearing screaming and yelling, followed by the sound of...

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Police News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Geneva Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Homecoming Parade Geneva High School

The City’s downtown streets will be full of Viking pride as Geneva High School celebrates homecoming with its annual parade Friday, Oct. 1.State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 p.m. to accommodate the event. All st...

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Police 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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Police News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Geneva Traffic

Shoes Marathon Race

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 19 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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Police News

News Flash

Posted on: June 27, 2022

Fourth Street Closed For Water Service Repairs June 27

City Road Construction

The Geneva Public Works Department is repairing water service infrastructure on Fourth Street June 27 which requires closing the roadway from South to Fulton streets on the City's west side.The City will provide an update when the work is completed.For mo...

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Road Construction
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Peyton Street Closed For Water Service Replacement June 16

City Road Construction

The Geneva Public Works Department is replacing water service infrastructure at two McKinley Avenue homes June 16 which requires closing the roadway from State (Route 38) to Peyton streets on the City's west side.Motorists can use Anderson Boulev...

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Road Construction
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Kane County To Conduct Geneva Bridge Inspections

KDOT Road Construction

The Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) will be conducting inspections Thursday, June 23 at two Geneva bridges spanning the Union Pacific railroad.Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in each direction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as bridge insp...

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Road Construction
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Northbound Third Street Reopened To Traffic June 9

City Road Construction

Update - June 8

Due to a pending strike by construction material suppliers, the City of Geneva has adjusted the work schedule for the Third Street sanitary sewer system repair project.After the sanitary infrastructure was installed June 6, northbound Third...

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Road Construction
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 repair project, w...

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Road Construction
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Route 25 Down To One Lane June 1 For Water Service Replacement

City Road Construction

The Geneva Public Works Department is replacing water service infrastructure June 1 that is reducing Bennett Street (Route 25) to one lane from Jefferson to Dodson streets on the City's east side.Flaggers are on-site directing traffic, and drivers should ...

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Road Construction
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Kane County To Resume Highway Pavement Marking Program

KDOT Road Construction

Unfinished work from last year's Kane County highway pavement marking program will resume the week of May 2.The Kane County Division of Transportation identified seven project locations, including stretches of Fabyan Parkway and Randall Road in Geneva.The...

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Road Construction