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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Kane County Health Department Offers Tips To Help Prevent Spread Of West Nile Virus

With summer months approaching, the Kane County Health Department is encouraging residents to be vigilant about eliminating sources for mosquitoes to breed, as well as using personal protection to avoid mosquito bites. Warmer weather means spending more t...Read on...

Kane County Health Department Website
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Delnor Multi-Sport Madness Race, Memorial Day Parade To Impact Traffic This Weekend

Geneva residents should plan accordingly for two Memorial Day weekend events that will temporarily close streets on the City’s west side and downtown.

The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness race will be held on the hospital campus and surrounding roadways from...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Memorial Day: City Offices Closed, Garbage Collection Pushed Back One Day & Parade Info

City Hall and other Geneva municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in recognition of Memorial Day. Both the Police and Fire departments will remain open.

Due to the holiday, garbage collection will be delayed one day later than normal the week ...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

Nicor Meter Rerouting May Impact June Bills

Geneva residents may notice an abnormal billing amount from Nicor Gas in June as the company adjusts meter reading routes in its service territory.

Since customer bills are generated based on when a meter is read, the modifications to the route schedul...Read on...

Nicor's Website
Posted on: May 20, 2016

Celebrate Preservation Month With Virtual Tour Of Geneva's Historic Places That Matter

In recognition of National Preservation Month, Geneva’s Historic Preservation Commission has created a virtual tour celebrating our community’s architectural heritage and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The virtual tour,...Read on...

Take The Historic Preservation Virtual Tour
Posted on: May 19, 2016

McKittrick Wins 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award

City Administrator Mary McKittrick

Geneva City Administrator Mary McKittrick has earned the 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award from the Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

The Chicago Chapter has been honoring outstanding professionals in the fie...Read on...

Read More About McKittrick's Career
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Passarelli Sworn In As New Geneva Police Chief

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

Eric Passarelli was officially sworn in as Geneva’s new Police Chief during a May 9 City Council ceremony.

The 22-year veteran of the Geneva Police Department replaces former Chief Steve Mexin, who retired May 6. Several other officers were officially ...Read on...

Commander Passarelli Appointed Police Chief
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Geneva To Be Featured On WGN-TV Morning News May 20

Tune in, or set your DVR, as the WGN-TV Ch. 9’s Morning News comes to Geneva from 6 to 10 a.m. Friday, May 20.

Geneva was chosen to be featured after one of our residents entered a station contest to identify the “best block” in the Chicago area. Most ...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Route 31 Road Patching Extended For May 19

Motorists should expect moving lane closures along First Street (Route 31) as Geneva Public Works crews patch the roadway Wednesday and Thursday, May 18 to 19.

The operations will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from North to Franklin streets. The pro...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Garbage Refuse Fee Increase Scheduled For This Month

Geneva’s garbage customers will notice a 25-cent increase to the refuse fee starting with their May utility bills.

The refuse fee covers the costs of administering the solid waste and recycling program, household hazardous waste, bulk leaf collection ...Read on...

Geneva's Garbage & Recycling Information
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Submit Your Geneva Photo To Be Displayed At International Exhibit This Fall

Have a great Geneva photo? The City’s International Cultural Exchange Committee and Water Street Studios are seeking pictures to be included in a photo exhibition this summer in France.

The images will be printed and sent in September to Croissy-sur-Se...Read on...

Photo Exhibition Webpage
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Beautification Committee Summer Planting Scheduled For May 14

Love the flowers in downtown Geneva? The Beautification Committee always can use an extra set of helping hands for its summer planting scheduled for Saturday, May 14.

New volunteers can meet at 8 a.m. on the scheduled planting day at the Geneva Post Of...Read on...

Geneva Beautification Committee
Posted on: May 5, 2016

Kane County To Perform Fabyan Parkway Bridge Inspection

During the week of May 9, the Kane County Division of Transportation will be inspecting the Fabyan Parkway bridge over the Fox River.

A single lane closure will be in effect during the inspection, and motorists should be advised that traffic delays are...Read on...

Subscribe For Road Construction Updates
Posted on: May 4, 2016

Geneva Mental Health Board Celebrates National Mental Health Month

Geneva's Mental Health Board wants to shine a light for Mental Health Month during May.

Our dedicated volunteer board has shared Mental Health America's online toolkit (available at the link below) to highlight the national campaign.

You also can f...Read on...

Mental Health America Online Toolkit
Posted on: May 2, 2016

Gardenology Offers Great Tips To Jump Start Your Gardening Season

Information courtesy of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce:

Gather ideas and dreams for your garden! The Geneva Garden Club and Merchants in historic, downtown Geneva will host the eighth annual Gardenology. This free, family event takes place from 10 a.m....Read on...

Gardenology Website
Posted on: April 22, 2016

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

Geneva once again is providing a unique opportunity to local artists this spring: bring your creative spirit to life on one of the City’s fire hydrants.

The City of Geneva, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking artists to adop...Read on...

'Art On Fire' Application
Posted on: April 21, 2016

Scheduled Water Rate Increase Coming In May

Geneva’s residential, business and industrial water and sewer customers should take note that scheduled rate increases will take place starting with their May utility bills.

To be in compliance with new state regulations, Geneva had to increase its ra...Read on...

Water/Sewer Rate Information
Posted on: April 18, 2016

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

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications Saturday, April 30 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn in their medications from...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Geneva Public Works To Hold Open House On Road Construction Program

Geneva residents are invited to an open house Tuesday, April 26 at City Hall Council Chambers, 109 James St. that will detail the City’s 2016 street improvement program.

General road construction concerns will be addressed from 6 to 7 p.m. Residents ca...Read on...

2016 Street Improvement Project
Posted on: April 14, 2016

City Seeks Volunteers For Arbor Day Tree Planting

The City of Geneva is putting the call out for community volunteers to help plant a Red Oak tree at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at Wheeler Park, 822 N. First St. (Route 31).

The City is planting the tree in conjunction with the Geneva Park District to c...Read on...

Parkway Tree Replacement Program
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Geneva's Spring Newsletter Now Available

Check out on the latest news and happenings in Geneva with the City's spring E-newsletter, which was sent out April 7.

The newsletter has stories on the Geneva being named the best place to live, changes in City leadership, fire hydrant flushing, brush...Read on...

Geneva Spring Newsletter
Posted on: April 7, 2016

Geneva Earth Day Celebration Scheduled For April 23

Geneva families are invited to go green during a fun-filled Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 23 at Peck Farm Park.

The ninth annual event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, is sponsored by the City’s...Read on...

Earth Day Event Flyer
Posted on: April 4, 2016

Mike Antenore Appointed Geneva Fire Chief

Michael Antenore

The Geneva City Council tonight has approved the appointment of 20-year firefighter veteran Michael Antenore as the City’s next Fire Chief starting this summer.

Lt. Antenore will be replacing Fire Chief Steve Olson, who announced his retirement effecti...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Fire Chief Olson Announces Retirement

Fire Chief Steve Olson

After leading the Geneva Fire Department during a time of substantial growth and change in the community for the past two decades, Fire Chief Steve Olson has announced his retirement effective June 30.

“Four decades of service to the citizens and busi...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Kane County Electronics Recycling Events Returning

News Release Courtesy of the Kane County Recycling Program Office:

It is true that the two remaining Kane County weekday drop-offs in St. Charles and West Dundee are closing indefinitely as of April 8, but there is no need to panic!

The Kane Count...Read on...

Kane County Recycles
Posted on: March 22, 2016

City Will Be Flushing Fire Hydrants Starting In April

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, April 4 as part of an ongoing maintenance program.

Hydrants will be flushed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The water is safe to ...Read on...

Spring Fire Hydrant Flushing Progress Map
Posted on: March 21, 2016

Geneva's Monthly Brush Program Starts In April

Geneva residents looking to tackle some yard work this spring should take note that the City’s 2016 brush collection starts in April.

The monthly brush program is intended for the disposal of tree limbs and branches that are removed by the property own...Read on...

Brush Collection Flyer
Posted on: March 23, 2016

Geneva Offers Condolences To Belgium Following Terrorist Attacks

Similar to Paris just a few short months ago, Geneva is once again offering its thoughts and sympathies to Europe following the terrorist attacks that killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more in Belgium this week.

Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns i...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

Parking Deck Project Wins Chicago Chapter Award From The American Public Works Association

APWA Award Photo

Geneva’s third tier parking deck expansion has earned its second “Project of the Year” award from the American Public Works Association (APWA), this time from the Chicago Metro Chapter.

The City won in the Structures Category for projects less than $...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Geneva Ranked Second Safest City In Illinois

After being ranked as the top place to live in the western suburbs, Geneva also has been named one of the safest communities in Illinois.

BackgroundChecks.org. released its 2016 study this week listing Geneva second on its list of 50 safest cities in t...Read on...

Safest Cities In Illinois Study
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Kane County To Resume Randall Road Traffic Signal Improvements

The Kane County Division of Transportation is scheduled to upgrade traffic signals along Randall Road in March that may cause some travel delays.

Starting March 16, removal and replacement of traffic signal mast arms and equipment will begin at the int...Read on...

Flashing Yellow Turn Arrows
Posted on: March 9, 2016

Geneva Police Department Issues Warning About IRS Scam

With tax filing season taking place, the Geneva Police Department wants to remind residents to be careful not to fall victim of an IRS phone scam.

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing the...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

Dawkins Appointed Next City Administrator

Stephanie Dawkins

After serving as the City’s Assistant City Administrator/Director of Administrative Services for the past eight years, Stephanie Dawkins has been named Geneva’s next City Administrator starting this spring.

The Geneva City Council tonight approved the...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

Commander Passarelli Appointed Police Chief

Eric Passarelli

The Geneva City Council tonight has approved the appointment of Police Commander Eric Passarelli as the City’s next Police Chief starting this spring.

The 22-year veteran of the Geneva Police Department will be replacing Police Chief Steve Mexin, who ...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Police Chief Mexin Announces Retirement

Police Chief Steve Mexin

Police Chief Steve Mexin will be retiring effective May 6 after leading Geneva’s Police Department for the past eight years.

Chief Mexin decided to retire to spend more time with his family, pursue volunteer opportunities and explore other personal int...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

City Administrator Mary McKittrick Set To Retire

City Administrator Mary McKittrick

After leading Geneva’s government operations for the past eight years, City Administrator Mary McKittrick will be retiring effective June 10.

McKittrick decided to retire to spend more time with her family, traveling and enjoying the next chapter in he...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Geneva Takes Top Honors In West Suburban Living's 'Best Of The West'

"West Suburban Living" Magazine readers once again ranked Geneva as a top community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of the 2016 "Best of the West."

The magazine ranked voter choices for the best the western suburbs have to offer in more than...Read on...

View the "Best Of The West" Rankings
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Text To 911 Service Now Available In Geneva

Very seldom is an announcement made that introduces new technology to a community that is followed with a plea not to use it unless absolutely necessary. But that is exactly what is occurring with the notice that text to 911 service is now available in Ge...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2016

Geneva Film Festival Adds Fourth Screening Site

Downtown Geneva will be buzzing with cinematic activity as part of the ninth annual Geneva Film Festival being held Thursday to Saturday, March 10 to 12.

The festival will showcase 36 feature-length and short documentaries, narrative films, animated sh...Read on...

Geneva Film Festival Website
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Geneva's Financial Reporting Earns National Award For Third Straight Year

The City of Geneva’s 2014-15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) received the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Cana...Read on...

Budget & Financial Documents
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Wine, Cheese & Trees Fundraiser Continues Efforts To Reforest City's Downtown Parkways

An evening full of fine wine, delicious treats and a live auction sounds like a perfect night out and goes a long way toward planting more parkway trees in downtown Geneva.

The fifth annual Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser will take place from 7 to 10 p...Read on...

Purchase Wine, Cheese & Trees Tickets
Posted on: February 3, 2016

Geneva Wins Snowfighting Award For Third Straight Year

Geneva was one of 90 communities in the United States and Canada to be named a 2015 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute.

The City has received national recognition for the third consecutive year for excellence in env...Read on...

"At Your Service - Snowplowing"
Posted on: January 22, 2016

Commander Passarelli Named President Of Kane County Chiefs Of Police Association

Geneva Police Commander Eric Passarelli will serve as president of the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association for 2016.

Passarelli has been an association member for the past seven years, including the past two on the group’s executive board. He was ...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

ComEd Tree Trimming Program Resumes In Geneva This Winter

Starting in January, Commonwealth Edison will begin trimming trees in various sections of Geneva.

While the City operates its own electric utility, there are ComEd power lines that run through Geneva, including to our substations. ComEd has provided t...Read on...

ComEd Tree Trimming Maps & Information
Posted on: December 31, 2015

Geneva Parking Deck Project Garners American Public Works Association Award

Geneva’s third tier parking deck expansion has been selected as a “Project of the Year” by the American Public Works Association Fox Valley Branch (APWA).

The City won in the Structures Category for projects less than $5 million. The APWA branch awar...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2015

Tickets Now Available For Geneva Film Festival's Winter Sampler Jan. 9

The Geneva Film Festival is featuring its best family-friendly short films from its first eight seasons during a special Winter Sampler event Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Geneva Park District’s Playhouse 38, 524 W. State St.

The Winter Sampler is broken dow...Read on...

Geneva Film Festival Website
Posted on: December 28, 2015

City Announces Christmas Tree Collection Schedule

Geneva residents will have two opportunities to dispose of their live Christmas trees for free the first two weeks of January.

Trees will be picked up on residents’ normal garbage collection day the weeks of Jan. 4 and Jan. 11 by Advanced Disposal, the...Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2015

Mandated State Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades Prompt Utility Bill Increases

Water and sanitary sewer rates for Geneva’s residential, business and industrial customers will increase starting with their next utility bill.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is mandating all wastewater plants along the Fox River l...Read on...

Water & Sewer Rate Information
Posted on: December 1, 2015

County's Electronics Recycling Program Ending In Geneva

Changes made by Kane County’s electronics recycling vendor has resulted in the closing of the collection site at Geneva’s Public Works Department, 1800 South St. The last day to drop off old electronics is Tuesday, Dec. 15.

With state law prohibiting d...Read on...

List Of Accepted Electronic Items
Posted on: November 19, 2015

Geneva Issues Winter Parking, Snow Plow Operations Reminders

With snow in the forecast for this weekend, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents about parking regulations to ensure plowing operations run smoothly and efficiently throughout the community.

When road conditions become hazardous, streets ...Read on...

Geneva Snow Removal Operations
Posted on: November 24, 2015

Geneva To Hold Special Brush Collection; Resume Zone C Curbside Leaf Pickup Nov. 30

DEC. 7 UPDATE: The Special Brush Collection has been completed. Next pickup Is spring 2016. The curbside leaf collection for Zone C also has been finished.

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Due to the excessive amount of tree storm damage this month, ...Read on...

Leaf Collection Information
Posted on: November 11, 2015

Brick Paver Work To Impact Traffic At State & First Streets Next Week

Motorists traveling through downtown Geneva next week should expect some traffic delays with brick pavers being replaced at the intersection of State (Route 38) and First (Route 31) streets.

Weather permitting, construction hours will be 8 a.m. to 3:30...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2015

25N Coworking Wins Mayor's Choice Award For Business And Real Estate Development

25N Coworking has been recognized with the fourth annual Mayor’s Choice Award for significant contributions in business and real estate development after transforming a former bank into a community office space for working professionals in downtown Geneva...Read on...

Watch 25N Coworking On "Business Beat"
Posted on: November 2, 2015

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

The Steeple Walk returns Sunday, Dec. 6 to usher in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches.

The holiday tradition will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Two audience groups will attend 20-m...Read on...

Purchase Steeple Walk Tickets
Posted on: February 26, 2015

Geneva's City Services Would See Impact With Potential 50 Percent Loss Of Income Tax Revenue

Geneva residents could see a noticeable impact to some key City services and programs if Gov. Bruce Rauner’s call to reduce the municipal share of the state income tax revenue by 50 percent comes to fruition.

Mayor Kevin Burns joined other municipal le...Read on...

"Just The Facts" - Income Tax Plan

City's Employee Kudos Page

22 Stories
Posted on: January 11, 2016

Welcome To The City Of Geneva Kudos Page

Public-sector employees seem to have a target on their backs these days. The "sound-bite" rhetoric downgrading the value of public workers seems pervasive and simply acceptable in our current political culture.

Although compliments are few and far betw...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2016

Fire & Police Department: Response To Bad Smoke Detector

(Posted on Facebook) A huge "thank you" to officer Mike Walker of the Geneva Police Department and the two Geneva firefighters on the Gold Shift at Station No. 2 (unfortunately did not get their names) who responded to our house very early this morning wh...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

City Administrator: McKittrick Wins 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award

Employee Spotlight: City Administrator Mary McKittrick

McKittrick has earned the 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award from the Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

The society’s membership recognizes exceptional...Read on...

Read More About McKittrick's Career
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Building Division: Team Provides Great Customer Service

A contractor called to thank Geneva's Building Division for all the great work performed by its employees, including the staff answering questions, explaining inspections, being fair and providing ideas to aid in his remodel project.

The contractor sai...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Public Works: Fixing A Water Main Break

Employee Spotlight: James Childress, Mike Glock and Jake Huggins

A resident on Andover Lane called to thank the Public Works Department's Water Division crews for their quick response to fix a water main break in her neighborhood.Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2016

Police Department: 'Thank You For Making My Kids' Day'

Employee Spotlight: Sgt. Jeff Wolf

(Posted on Facebook) Just wanted to share something nice from yesterday. I went to vote and had my 2 small kids with me. As I was getting them out of the car, a Geneva police officer got out of his vehicle and asked i...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Public Works: Helpful Response To Fallen Tree

Employee Spotlight: Clint Bowgren

A resident in the 600 block of Edison Street called March 16 to praise how helpful Clint Bowgren of the Geneva Public Works Department was when the family's tree blew over due to heavy winds.

The residents were plea...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Fire Department: Thanks For Attending Career Day

Employee Spotlight: Chief Steve Olson and Mark Shultz

Thank you so much for your time this morning at Geneva High School's Career Chat Day! Our students truly learn so much from this opportunity and it is very much appreciated.

Sarah ThompsonRead on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

Police Department - Criminal Trespassing Response

Facebook post on the criminal trespassing incident Feb. 5 on Adamson Drive:

(Post #1) I was incredibly impressed with our police department this morning. They were inside the house within 3 minutes of the break-in...one awesome cop has an incredibly st...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

Police Department - Compassionate Response After Accident

Employee Spotlight: Officer Matt Hann

Commander Julie Nash received a telephone call from a citizen on Jan. 28 wanting to express his appreciation for how Officer Matt Hann handled the car accident he was involved in.

The caller said that he has dr...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Police Department - Homeless Solicitors

I wanted to send my appreciation and thanks to the Geneva Police Department for your efforts in preventing the homeless solicitors on Bricher and Randall roads. I reached out to the Police Department late last week about this issue that occurs almost dail...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Police & Fire Departments - Ice Storm Response

This note is a belated thank you for your excellent response to my automobile problem that I had near my home on South Batavia Avenue on Dec. 28, 2015.

On that date, there was an ice storm that made my driveway impossible to navigate. I slid down the d...Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2016

Police Department - Thanks For Help, Care After Minor Car Accident

Employee spotlight: Police Officer Mark Russo

Dear Chief Mexin,

I wanted to commend Mark Russo for his wonderful service in Geneva. I was a very cold day and I had a small accident and he was so professional, helpful and caring.

I am so blessed ...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2016

Fire Department - Saving Heart-Attack Victim

(In July 2015), you answered a 911 call from the Oscar Swan Inn. My granddaughter was having a massive heart attack. Your immediate response saved her life. Every day, my granddaughter and her family are thankful that you were there for her.Read on...

Posted on: December 28, 2015

Public Works - Great Job Snow Plowing

Thank you for your efforts & many hours working! I've spent over 25 years commuting 15-35 miles a day & Geneva road conditions are consistently better than other towns. It's good to be home. Kathryn Houghton

Posted on: December 21, 2015

Public Works - Route 31 Water Main Replacement

Employee spotlight: Elton Orozco, Civil Engineer, who oversaw the City contractor on site.

As residents of North First Street, we would like to compliment the crew who has been working for quite some time upgrading the water and sewer lines, both on th...Read on...

Posted on: December 18, 2015

All City Employees - TriCity Family Services Sends Thanks For Holiday Donations

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your kind donations to the families of TriCity Family Services.

We...you all....adopted 57 families for so many beautifully wrapped gifts, food baskets, gift certificates, and special requests (summer camp...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Administrative Services - IT Department Help With Comcast Issue

Employee Spotlight: Pete Collins, IT Manager

My wife, Nancy, and I wanted to reach out to you about one of your direct reports, I believe. I grew up in St. Charles, and Nancy and I have called Geneva home since 1989. When we moved out of our home of 26...Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2015

Fire Department - Firefighters Quick Response Appreciated

Employee Spotlight: Gold Shift Medic & Engine

Tom and I thank all of you for your prayers and well wishes on Sunday afternoon and evening. Tom has 11 stitches in his forehead and a couple of skin scrapes on his head. The doctor at Northwestern Hospital...Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2015

Fire Department - Anonymous Thank You Letters

Dear Geneva Medic Team,

Early in the morning you responded to our call and took my wife to the E.R. and we want to thank you for your kind and considerate service. She was very weak from the flu and pneumonia and was in the hospital for four days. She...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Police Department - Anonymous Letters of Thanks

Nov. 2, 2015: A woman called and spoke with Commander Nash by phone to express her thanks and appreciation for the quick and professional response of Officers Burton and Hann to a suspicious persons call in her neighborhood (Abbey Lane). She was very appr...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2015

Community Development Department - Zoning Variation Assistance

Employee Spotlight: Dustin Schultze, Building Commissioner & David DeGroot, Community Development Director

DeeDee and I would like to thank you for the way you worked with us on our variation. We appreciated the reasoned approach and the guidance you p...Read on...


Fire News

4 Stories
Posted on: April 4, 2016

Mike Antenore Appointed Geneva Fire Chief

Michael Antenore

The Geneva City Council tonight has approved the appointment of 20-year firefighter veteran Michael Antenore as the City’s next Fire Chief starting this summer.

Lt. Antenore will be replacing Fire Chief Steve Olson, who announced his retirement effecti...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Fire Chief Olson Announces Retirement

Fire Chief Steve Olson

After leading the Geneva Fire Department during a time of substantial growth and change in the community for the past two decades, Fire Chief Steve Olson has announced his retirement effective June 30.

“Four decades of service to the citizens and busi...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Text To 911 Service Now Available In Geneva & Tri-Cities Area

Very seldom is an announcement made that introduces new technology to a community that is followed with a plea not to use it unless absolutely necessary. But that is exactly what is occurring with the notice that text to 911 service is now available in Ge...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

No Injuries Reported In House Fire On Conant Court

Nobody was injured during a house fire that appears to have started from the careless discard of smoking materials just before 9 a.m. Feb. 8 at 2743 Conant Court.

A resident called 911 after returning home to find smoke coming from the garage of the we...Read on...


Just the Facts

6 Stories
Posted on: October 8, 2014

Welcome to "Just The Facts"

FACTS VERSUS RUMORS
Eliminating Misperceptions

Welcome to the City's “Just the Facts’ webpage, where we dispel rumors and correct misinformation. We encourage open and honest discussions about City issues based on the facts. The information presented ...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Proposed Tax Increment Financing District No. 3

In 2013, in keeping with the Strategic Plan goal, the Downtown Area Station Master Plan and the Comprehensive Plan, the City began to evaluate and explore a number of economic development incentives that could be used as potential means for creating new f...Read on...

City Responses To Public Comment
Posted on: December 21, 2015

Proposed Marquette development & Home Rule

RUMOR: The proposed Marquette development at Seventh and State streets is an attempt by City Manager Mary McKittrick and Mayor Kevin Burns to increase Geneva's population to 25,000, which triggers home rule status and means they can raise taxes without a ...Read on...

Seventh & State Project Page
Posted on: October 29, 2015

Rumor: Geneva is attempting to limit people’s rights with new air rifle regulations

FACT: Erroneous comments have been made that Geneva’s ordinance would be one of the most restrictive in the State, but in fact it is far more permissive than many other suburban communities that prohibit air rifles completely. Other surrounding communitie...Read on...

Nov. 2 City Council Packet - Air Rifle Ordinance
Posted on: August 26, 2015

Rumor: 'Venomous Snake' Reported On The Loose In Geneva

RUMOR: All major Chicago TV media outlets have been reporting there is a large "venomous snake" that is on the loose Aug. 25 posing a threat to Geneva residents.

FACT: The reported snake sightings HAVE NOT BEEN in our City limits. They were reported in...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Rumor: The Impact Of The Governor's Budget Plan On Geneva

RUMOR: The City of Geneva's municipal services will not be impacted by Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget proposal to reduce the local share of state income tax by 50 percent.

FACT: False. The Governor announced in February during a budget address his proposal...Read on...

How Will This Impact Geneva

Police News

16 Stories
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Delnor Multi-Sport Madness Race, Memorial Day Parade To Impact Traffic This Weekend

Geneva residents should plan accordingly for two Memorial Day weekend events that will temporarily close streets on the City’s west side and downtown.

The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness race will be held on the hospital campus and surrounding roadways from...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Passarelli Sworn In As New Geneva Police Chief

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

Eric Passarelli was officially sworn in as Geneva’s new Police Chief during a May 9 City Council ceremony.

The 22-year veteran of the Geneva Police Department replaces former Chief Steve Mexin, who retired May 6. Several other officers were officially ...Read on...

Commander Passarelli Appointed Police Chief
Posted on: April 18, 2016

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

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications Saturday, April 30 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn in their medications from...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Geneva Police Ask Residents To Be Vigilant Following Daytime Residential Burglary

Geneva Police are requesting residents to be mindful of suspicious behavior in their neighborhood following a residential burglary reported at 12:50 p.m. March 28 in the 1000 block of Westfield Course.

Officers discovered a rear window was broken to ga...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Pedestrian Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle Near Shopping Center

An 85-year-old Geneva woman has been hospitalized after being struck by a car at 7:22 a.m. March 29 in the 2500 block of Miller Road.

The initial investigation revealed the woman was walking southbound near the entrance to the Shops of Randall Square. ...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Geneva Ranked Second Safest City In Illinois

After being ranked as the top place to live in the western suburbs, Geneva also has been named one of the safest communities in Illinois.

BackgroundChecks.org. released its 2016 study this week listing Geneva second on its list of 50 safest cities in t...Read on...

Safest Cities In Illinois Study
Posted on: March 9, 2016

Geneva Police Department Issues Warning About IRS Scam

With tax filing season taking place, the Geneva Police Department wants to remind residents to be careful not to fall victim of an IRS phone scam.

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing the...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

Commander Passarelli Appointed Geneva Police Chief

Eric Passarelli

The Geneva City Council tonight has approved the appointment of Police Commander Eric Passarelli as the City’s next Police Chief starting this spring.

The 22-year veteran of the Geneva Police Department will be replacing Police Chief Steve Mexin, who ...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Police Chief Mexin Announces Retirement

Police Chief Steve Mexin

Police Chief Steve Mexin will be retiring effective May 6 after leading Geneva’s Police Department for the past eight years.

Chief Mexin decided to retire to spend more time with his family, pursue volunteer opportunities and explore other personal int...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Text To 911 Service Now Available In Geneva & Tri-Cities Area

Very seldom is an announcement made that introduces new technology to a community that is followed with a plea not to use it unless absolutely necessary. But that is exactly what is occurring with the notice that text to 911 service is now available in Ge...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

St. Charles Man Charged With Criminal Trespassing After Entering Geneva Home

A 44-year-old St. Charles man was arrested by Geneva Police this morning after allegedly breaking into a home in the 2900 block of Adamson Drive.

John C. Reed has been charged with two felony counts of criminal trespassing and resisting a peace officer...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

State's Attorney's Office: Geneva Woman Charged With Murdering Husband

The following news release was distributed by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office:

A Geneva woman has been charged for intentionally poisoning her husband to death.

Julia L. Gutierrez, 53 (d.o.b. 8-3-1962), of the 1-99 block of Crissey Avenue,...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Geneva Police Conducting Death Investigation

Officers from the Geneva Police Department, with assistance of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force, are conducting a death investigation after a man was found deceased in his home at 39 Crissey Ave.

At around 6:19 p.m. Jan. 28, Geneva police office...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Commander Passarelli Named President Of Kane County Chiefs Of Police Association

Geneva Police Commander Eric Passarelli will serve as president of the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association for 2016.

Passarelli has been an association member for the past seven years, including the past two on the group’s executive board. He was ...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2015

Geneva Awarded $5,000 Railroad Safety Grant

The City of Geneva was awarded a $5,000 grant by Union Pacific to help promote safety around the Third Street railroad crossing.

The money was presented to the City in large part to the attention Geneva Police have given monitoring motorist and pedestr...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2015

Police Hosting Crime Prevention Meeting Nov. 18

The Geneva Police Department is inviting residents and business owners to attend a crime prevention meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Geneva City Hall’s Council Chambers, 109 James St.

Presentation topics will include theft prevention, personal s...Read on...

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