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Posted on: December 19, 2014

Christmas Tree Collection Schedule Announced

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. 5 and... Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2014

City Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City of Geneva’s budget practices continue to earn national recognition after winning the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fifth consecutive year.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the... Read on...

City's Budget & Financial Reports
Posted on: December 16, 2014

Seat Belt Enforcement Increased Over Holidays

The Geneva Police Department is reminding residents to fasten their seat belts and drive safely during the holiday season or run the risk of receiving a ticket.

From Friday, Dec. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 4, Geneva Police will... Read on...

Buckle Up Illinois Website
Posted on: December 15, 2014

Tymoszenko Named Geneva's New Economic Development Director

Cathleen Tymoszenko

Cathleen Tymoszenko has been named the head of the City’s Economic Development Department bringing more than 26 years of municipal experience to Geneva.

Tymoszenko served as the Director of Community Development for the... Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2014

Bag Leaf Collection Runs Through December

The City’s vacuum fall leaf collection program has concluded for the season, but residents can still use yard waste bags to dispose of any leaves remaining in their yard in December.

Residents must place the leaves in... Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2014

Police Announce Roadside Safety Check Results

The following news release was written by the Illinois State Police:

The Illinois State Police announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check held during the late evening hours of Dec. 5, and early morning hours of Dec.... Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2014

Make Safety A Priority With Holiday Decorations

Not sure what to get a Geneva firefighter for the holidays? The simple thought of holiday decoration safety in homes and businesses makes the perfect gift.

Each year, the Fire Department participates in the Keep the... Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Deck Construction To Prompt Lane Closures

Motorists who drive on First Street (Route 31) near South Street should expect periodic lane closures starting this week as construction crews install precast panels for the third tier expansion of the commuter parking deck... Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2014

Police Report More Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Geneva Police Department and several other surrounding communities have continued to experience a rash of catalytic converter thefts from unattended parked vehicles.

Since October, eight catalytic converter thefts... Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

Geneva Police Warn Residents Of IRS Tax Scam

Numerous Geneva residents have reported receiving tax scam phone calls from people identifying themselves as being from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The callers are demanding payment for taxes allegedly owed and... Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Geneva Issues Winter Parking, Snow Plowing Operation Reminders

With a Winter Weather Advisory calling for snow today, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents about parking regulations to ensure plowing operations run smoothly and efficiently throughout the community.

When... Read on...

Notify Me - News, Alerts & More
Posted on: November 11, 2014

Steeple Walk To Ring In The Sounds Of The Season

The Steeple Walk returns Sunday, Dec. 7 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. 7. Two... Read on...

Purchase Steeple Walk Tickets
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Patten House Restaurant Recognized With Mayor's Choice For Business Investment Award

Mayor's Choice Award - Patten House

The Patten House of Geneva Restaurant and Bar was honored with the third annual Mayor’s Choice Award for Business Investment by restoring and preserving the historic character of their new location at 124 S. Second St... Read on...

Tour the Patten House on "Business Beat"
Posted on: November 19, 2014

City Of Geneva Announces Holiday Hours, Garbage Collection Schedule

Residents needing to conduct business with the City of Geneva around the holidays should take note of the City’s holiday schedule.

City Hall and all City buildings, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments,... Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

Police: Drive Carefully With Snow In The Forecast

The first measurable snow of the season is possible this weekend Nov. 15 & 16. Whether or not the snow actually occurs, the Geneva Police Department believes this is a good time to remind residents of some basic winter... Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Video Provides Overview Of City's Leaf Collection

Have questions about the City of Geneva's leaf collection? No problem. We have a short video that provides a good overview of our programs.

The video can be viewed on the City's YouTube Channel at the link below... Read on...

Leaf Collection Video
Posted on: October 31, 2014

Watch 'Art For All' On Geneva Broadcast Network, YouTube

Mayor Kevin Burns recognized many talented students during the 14th year of the "Art For All" program Oct. 29 at City Hall.

Fifty students from five schools were honored for their artistic talents, including... Read on...

Watch 'Art For All' Ceremony
Posted on: October 24, 2014

Natural Resources Committee Makes Another $10K Donation To City To Plant Downtown Trees

Geneva’s downtown tree inventory received another boost this fall thanks to a $10,000 donation from the City’s Natural Resources Committee (NRC).

The money will reimburse the City for the purchase of 25 new trees, which... Read on...

Learn More About The Geneva NRC
Posted on: October 23, 2014

ComEd Tree Trimming Program Underway In Geneva

Commonwealth Edison will resume its fall tree trimming program the week of Nov. 24, which is expected to take three to four weeks to complete.

While the City operates its own electric utility, there are ComEd power lines... Read on...

ComEd Tree Trimming Maps
Posted on: October 15, 2014

City Of Geneva Expands Social Media Presence With YouTube, Instagram Accounts

Geneva continues to look for new ways to connect with residents, merchants and other community stakeholders with an expanded social media lineup that now includes YouTube and Instagram.

People can watch current shows... Read on...

Stay Connected With City News & Info
Posted on: October 14, 2014

Geneva's Curbside Leaf Collection Starts Oct. 27

Geneva residents should mark their calendars for when the City’s curbside leaf collection will be in their neighborhood in the coming weeks.

The City is divided into three geographical zones, with each zone collected... Read on...

Geneva's Leaf Collection Program & Map
Posted on: October 13, 2014

Emergency Management Agency Seeking Volunteers

The Geneva Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is seeking volunteers for severe weather spotting, traffic management, festival crowd control and other emergency-related tasks.

The agency assists both the Geneva Police and... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Historic Loveday House Featured in Geneva's 2014 Pewter Ornament

People looking to get a jump start on their holiday shopping can purchase the City’s popular pewter ornament and other merchandise that makes the perfect gift for those who live in or love Geneva.

The 2014 pewter ornament... Read on...

Shop The Geneva Store
Posted on: September 29, 2014

Geneva To Conduct Search For New Economic Development Director

The City of Geneva will be searching for a new leader to head up its Economic Development Department after director Ellen Divita announced her resignation.

Divita, who has worked with the City since 2008, has accepted the... Read on...

Geneva Economic Development Department
Posted on: September 24, 2014

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants During October

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, Oct. 6 as part of an ongoing maintenance program.

Hydrants will be flushed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to... Read on...

Hydrant Flushing Progress Map
Posted on: September 22, 2014

Babica Named Geneva's New Public Works Director

Public Works Director Rich Babica

Rich Babica will bring more than 22 years of experience to Geneva after being chosen to lead the City’s Public Works Department.

Babica most recently spent the last decade as the Public Works Director of West Dundee. He... Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2014

Thrillist Ranks Geneva One Of The Best Vacation Spots Near Chicago

Geneva has earned yet another honorable distinction, this time being named by Thrillist as being one of the top vacation destinations near Chicago.

Thrillist said the following about Geneva:

"An easy 1 hour drive or... Read on...

Thrillist Top Vacation Spots
Posted on: September 16, 2014

Product Recall: Make Sure To Check Your Smoke Alarm

The Geneva Fire Department has an important message for you if you have a smoke detector or a combination smoke detector/carbon monoxide alarm manufactured by Kidde.

In September, the Consumer Product Safety Commission... Read on...

Kidde Smoke Detector Recall Notice
Posted on: September 10, 2014

2015 City Council Candidate Guide Now Available

Geneva residents interested in running for a seat on the City Council in 2015 can find a Candidate Guide posted on the City’s website.

People can find the election information on how to file for candidacy, as well as all... Read on...

City Council Candidate Guide
Posted on: September 5, 2014

Geneva Makes ‘8 Best Outdoor Dates In And Around Chicago’ List

Thrillist recently named Geneva’s Island Park one of its “8 Best Outdoor Dates In And Around Chicago.”

According to the website, “An easy one-hour Metra ride from Downtown (Chicago), a trip to Geneva checks every box on... Read on...

Thrillist's "Best Outdoor Dates" List
Posted on: September 4, 2014

Community Invited To Share Their Thoughts At Geneva Town Hall Meeting

The City of Geneva is seeking community feedback on its long-range planning goals as officials continue crafting a vision for the future.

Residents and business owners are invited to a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m.... Read on...

SPAC Committee Webpage
Posted on: August 27, 2014

Follow the City of Geneva On Instagram

Looking for more photos of Geneva? People can now find them on our new Instagram account @CityofGenevaIL.

The City is expanding its social media presence to showcase our fantastic festivals and events, our beautiful... Read on...

City Communications
Posted on: August 20, 2014

Geneva Named One Of The Safest Communities in Illinois

Movoto Real Estate Blog named the City of Geneva the third safest community in Illinois based on a recent crime statistics study.

According to the study, Movoto said it was a close race between the top three communities,... Read on...

Movoto: 10 Safest Illinois Communities
Posted on: July 29, 2014

Expansion Project To Close Commuter Parking Deck For Six Months Starting Aug. 4

The Third Street Commuter Parking Deck will be closed for about six months starting Monday, Aug. 4 to add a third tier to the existing downtown structure.

The $4.5 million project, which will provide an additional 180... Read on...

Shuttle Schedule, Map & More Project Info
Posted on: July 11, 2014

Geneva Residents Can Report Confirmed Coyote Sightings Online

Geneva residents can now report confirmed coyote sightings through the City's online request tracker system.

Residents can visit and select "Report A Concern" (or click the link below).

The... Read on...

Geneva Online Request Tracker
Posted on: May 13, 2014

Geneva Supporting Downtown Entertainment With Outdoor Music Grant Program

Downtown Geneva will come alive this year with a host of entertainment acts thanks to the City’s outdoor music grant program.

Outdoor Music Geneva (OMG) grant funding has been approved to help downtown businesses bring in... Read on...

OMG Grant Program Information
Posted on: April 7, 2014

Utility Bills Provide Donation Opportunities To City's Volunteer Groups, Programs

Geneva residents wanting to make a donation to one of the City’s volunteer committees and non-profit programs can do so through the convenience of their monthly utility bill.

Starting in April, customers should notice the... Read on...

City Boards & Commissions
Posted on: March 18, 2014

Geneva Honored As Best Place To Live by 'Chicago Magazine'

Geneva continues to be a premier community to work, live, play and raise a family after being recognized as one of the region’s best places to live in the April edition of “Chicago Magazine.”

Geneva was one of 12 suburbs... Read on...

'Chicago Magazine' website