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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Retiring City Clerk Landberg named 2017 Swedish Days Parade Marshal

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that Lynn Landberg has been named 2017 Swedish Days Parade Marshal.  “Wow. I never expected this. I’m really honored to be in the company of so many great Genevans who h...Read on...
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program April 29

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 29 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day. People can turn in t...Read on...
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Batavia Utility Pole Project To Impact Traffic On Fabyan Parkway

The City of Batavia will be closing one lane of eastbound Fabyan Parkway Parkway from Western Avenue to east of Van Nortwick Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily starting Monday, April 24. The daily single lane closure of eastbound Fabya...Read on...
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Police: Put Down The Phone, Keep Eyes On The Road

When driving, the Geneva Police Department has a simple request: Keep your attention focused on the road because that latest text message or social media post can wait. Geneva Police is joining forces with almost 300 state and local law enforcement agenc...Read on...
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Geneva Named Tree City USA Community, More Plantings Scheduled For This Spring

Geneva has been going green 17 years and counting. The Arbor Day Foundation has once again named Geneva a "Tree City USA" community for our commitment to effective urban forest management. The City's growing tree canopy earned the distinction...Read on...
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Businesses, City Help Breathe New Life Into 75-Year-Old Building In Downtown Geneva

MyNosh LLC, a collaboration between Nosh Restaurant and My Salon, will be revitalizing a longtime vacant building at 22 N. Third St. Built in 1942, the downtown property has been empty since 2008 and is in need of a variety of service and faç...Read on...
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Kane County To Perform Kirk Road Bridge Inspection

The Kane County Division of Transportation will be conducting bridge inspections on Kirk Road over the Union Pacific railroad tracks in Geneva on Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21, weather permitting. The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. fro...Read on...
Posted on: April 11, 2017

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

Geneva will once again be offering local artists a unique canvas – our fire hydrants – to showcase their creative spirit this spring.  The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking artists to adop...Read on...
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Catch Up On The Latest Geneva Happenings In The City's Newsletter

Who loves spring in Geneva? There are plenty of reasons why you should listed in our latest quarterly City newsletter. Readers will find City Council election results, why Geneva was named "The Best in the West," business news, electronics recy...Read on...
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Geneva Earth Day Celebration Scheduled For April 22

Families will be celebrating 10 years of going green in Geneva with another fun-filled Earth Day event in store Saturday, April 22 at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road. The Earth Day festivities, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., are sponsored...Read on...
Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Mourns The Loss Of Longtime Public Works Employee Gary Paris

The City of Geneva is mourning the loss of Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Gary Paris, who died unexpectedly April 4 at his Maple Park home.  Paris, 60, had been employed with the City for 29 years in Geneva’s Public Works Department. He...Read on...
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Geneva Residents Elect New City Council Members

Geneva residents headed to the polls April 4 to cast their vote in the 2017 Consolidated Election, which included leadership on the City Council.

People can find unofficial vote totals on the Kane County Elections website. Thank you to all the candidate...Read on...
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants This Spring

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, April 10 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...
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Residents Can Subscribe To Receive Geneva Development Project Notifications

Residents have asked for more advanced notice about new subdivisions and businesses being proposed in Geneva. Now, the City has delivered. The City has created an interactive online map of proposed development projects that require a public hearing befo...Read on...
Posted on: March 30, 2017

City Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Longtime Geneva Contributor

The City of Geneva flag outside City Hall has been lowered in honor of longtime Geneva resident Bernard "Bernie" Naughton, who passed away March 25 at age 87. Mr. Naughton was an U.S. Army veteran and a retired letter carrier with the U.S. Post...Read on...
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Kane County To Replace Guardrail On Fabyan Parkway

Work on the annual Kane County road repair program that will include portions of Fabyan Parkway in Geneva is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, April 3. The project will consist of replacing the guardrail on Fabyan Parkway...Read on...
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Kane County Recycling Event Scheduled For April 1

The next Kane County Recycles Event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1 at the Kane County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. The program will be recycling electronics, books, paint and offering free confidenti...Read on...
Posted on: March 22, 2017

City Earns Trifecta Of Financial Reporting Achievements

Geneva's financial reporting and transparency efforts have culminated in its third national award in 2017, the latest for the City’s first Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States ...Read on...
Posted on: March 17, 2017

The Readers Have Spoken: Geneva Is The ‘Best Of The West’

Readers of "West Suburban Living” Magazine once again ranked Geneva as the premier community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of its 2017 “Best of the West” contest. Geneva was named the top city readers woul...Read on...
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Yard Waste, Brush Programs Start In April

For residents who have taken advantage of the mild winter weather to get a head start on their spring yard work, their first opportunity to dispose of yard waste and brush will be April, per the City’s refuse contract. Residents who have put o...Read on...
Posted on: February 24, 2017

UPDATE: Curbside Leaf Pickup Postponed To March 20 Due To Snow

Update - March 14The City of Geneva hopes the third time is the charm to conduct a special curbside leaf collection after snow scuttled pickup plans this week. The collection, which is being held for two-thirds of Geneva residents who did not receive a s...Read on...
Posted on: March 1, 2017

City's Financial Reporting Earns National Award For Fourth Straight Year

The City of Geneva's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) continues to earn 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...
Posted on: February 21, 2017

How To Report Power Outages To The City

An underground cable (outside of Geneva) that provided power to two of our substations failed Feb. 18 leaving 3,239 west side customers without electricity for about an hour. So what is the best way to report this type of outage to the City? First, see i...Read on...
Posted on: February 17, 2017

RiverPark Summer Series Coordinator Wanted

Summer is coming, and so is the RiverPark Summer Series sponsored by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission. The Commission is searching for a coordinator for the 2017 Summer Series. If you have an interest in music and helping organize the event, please ...Read on...
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Geneva Police Sergeant Recognized For Contributions To Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Illinois has presented Geneva Police Sgt. Dan Kott with the Flame of Hope Award for his 25 years of dedicated volunteer service to the organization. The Flame of Hope Award is the highest honor of recognition given by Special Olympics Il...Read on...
Posted on: February 1, 2017

City Wins Snowfighting Award For 4th Straight Year

Geneva was one of 90 communities in the United States and Canada to be named a 2016 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute. The City has received national recognition for the fourth consecutive year for excellence in envi...Read on...
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Early Bird Registration Open For Geneva City-Wide Garage Sale

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a city-wide garage sale in Geneva from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 28 to 29. Clean out your Attics, Basements and Closets for the Geneva City-Wide ABC Garage Sale. By registering before Apri...Read on...
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Wine, Cheese & Trees Fundraiser Furthers Mission To Reforest Geneva's Downtown Parkways

People interested in restoring Geneva’s downtown urban tree canopy are invited out for a night of fine wine, delicious treats and live auction to raise money toward the cause. The sixth annual Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser will take plac...Read on...
Posted on: January 26, 2017

ComEd Schedules Additional Tree Trimming This Winter

Click map above to see a larger version posted on our website. Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has notified the City of additional tree trimming near its power lines in Geneva scheduled for late January into February. Work is set to take place in several ar...Read on...
Posted on: January 13, 2017

City Issues Reminder About Campaign Signs

As we enter another election season, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents that campaign signs need to be placed on private property and not public parkways.   If a sidewalk is present, place the sign between the sidewalk and the hom...Read on...
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Bring Geneva On The Go With City's New Mobile App

Need to find information about a Geneva business, event details or report a concern to the City? There is an app for that. The City has launched the “Go Geneva” mobile app to give residents and visitors instant access to key communit...Read on...
Posted on: January 19, 2017

UPDATE: Police Investigating Multiple Reports Of Vandalism

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to be vigilant in monitoring their neighborhoods for suspicious or unusual activity after several reports of graffiti in the City last weekend. Police continue to investigate the vandalism that took place...Read on...
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Geneva Photo Exhibit To Be Featured In Studio Gallery

The City's International Cultural Exchange Committee invites you to attend a Geneva photo exhibit and fundraiser this winter. A collection of photographs featuring Geneva has made its way back from across the Atlantic Ocean after appearing in an exhibit...Read on...
Posted on: January 6, 2017

City Wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City’s budget practices continue to earn national recognition after Geneva received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the seventh consecutive year. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada ho...Read on...
Posted on: December 22, 2016

ComEd Schedules Tree Trimming For January

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has notified the City it intends to perform tree trimming activities near its power lines in Geneva during January. The vegetation management program will take place along Heartland Drive east of Peck Road. While the City owns...Read on...
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Winter Weather Cancels Curbside Leaf Collection; Residents Can Bag Leaves For Free In December

With 7 inches of snow sweeping through Geneva Dec. 4 combined with colder weather ahead, the City’s remaining special curbside leaf pickups have been cancelled for the winter. Residents still needing to dispose of their leaves for free can util...Read on...
Posted on: December 2, 2016

City Issues Winter Parking, Snow Plow Operations Reminders

With snow in the forecast, 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 that are posted wit...Read on...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

ComEd Schedules Tree Trimming For December

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has notified the City it intends to perform tree trimming activities near its power lines in Geneva during December. The vegetation management program will take place south of Fargo Boulevard between Dunstan Road and Western A...Read on...
Posted on: November 22, 2016

UPDATE: Snow Cancels Curbside Leaf Collection

Dec. 6 UpdateDue to the snow that hit Geneva Dec. 4, the curbside leaf collection in Zones C & A have been cancelled.

Please see information below about the City's leaf bag program being offered in December.

Nov. 22 News Release
With many trees holdi...
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Posted on: November 18, 2016

City Flag To Be Lowered To Half-Staff In Memory Of Former Mayor Crane

The City plans to lower the Geneva flag outside City Hall in memory of former Mayor Ed Crane, who passed away Oct. 19. Mr. Crane served as mayor from 1981 to 1985. Prior to that, he grew up in Geneva and graduated from Geneva High School. The City flag w...Read on...
Posted on: November 2, 2016

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

A Geneva tradition continues as the Steeple Walk ushers in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches. Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the eighth annual event will take place from 2 ...Read on...
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Police Remind Residents To Lock Their Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to lock their vehicles after responding to 11 reports of car burglaries since Oct. 23. The burglaries have taken place overnight primarily on the City’s east side, but similar incidents also have...Read on...
Posted on: October 18, 2016

City Honors ‘Art On Fire’ Hydrant Contest Winners

The Geneva City Council recently recognized the talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City’s “Art on Fire” hydrant design competition this year.
Kassidy Keenehan won first place for her “Thomas the Train” hydrant located in front of D...Read on...

Watch The "Art On Fire" Recognition
Posted on: October 17, 2016

Mobile Payment Option Offered To Geneva Daily Fee Parking Customers

Starting Monday, Oct. 24, commuters and downtown Geneva visitors will be able to pay for their daily fee parking spot from the convenience of their smartphone.

Geneva will be launching Passport, a parking payment app provider, at the City’s Third Stre...Read on...

Passport Website
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 22

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn in ...Read on...

DEA Diversion Control Division
Posted on: October 14, 2016

Fodor's Travel Names Geneva One Of The Most Underrated Midwestern Towns To Visit This Fall

Geneva is beautiful this time of year, and the experts at Fodor's Travel agree! Geneva was named one of the 25 most underrated Midwestern towns to visit this fall.

Fodor's wrote, "Tucked into Kane County and along the Metra commuter rail line from...Read on...

Fodor's Travel Most Underrated Midwestern Towns
Posted on: October 13, 2016

City Council Implements Places For Eating Tax

The Geneva City Council voted Oct. 3 to approve a 2 percent Places for Eating Tax that will go into effect starting Jan. 1, 2017.

Restaurants and other businesses where prepared food is sold at retail for immediate consumption with seating provided may...Read on...

Places For Eating Tax Forms/Information
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Cultural Arts Commission Introduces Second Bike Art Installation In Downtown Geneva

Unique Cycle - Bike Rack Art Installation

Bicyclists coming to downtown Geneva have a new spot where they can park their bikes and simultaneously enjoy fine art.

Located at the southeast corner of State and Fourth streets, Geneva’s newest addition to the Bike + Rack = Art program is titled “A...Read on...

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Posted on: October 10, 2016

Residents Can Voice Concerns Regarding Airplane Noise

Geneva residents noticing more airplane traffic taking place over their neighborhood can submit a noise complaint online to the O’Hare Compatibility Commission.

In recent years, air traffic at O’Hare International Airport has been rerouted throughout t...Read on...

O'Hare Compatibility Commission
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Geneva Fall Leaf Collection To Start In Late October

Geneva residents can plan their fall yard work schedule accordingly as the City announces details for its 2016 leaf collection program.

The City’s curbside leaf pickup is divided into three geographical zones, with each zone collected three times using...Read on...

Leaf Collection Regulations & Map
Posted on: September 28, 2016

Eat Your Art Out! Gala Returns To Delight The Senses

Eat Your Art Out!

Ring in the upcoming holiday season with a philanthropic feast as the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission hosts its third annual Eat Your Art Out! Gala fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 5.

This unique and exclusive event features a night of fine dining combined wi...Read on...

Purchase Eat Your Art Out! Tickets
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Moore House Depicted On City's Pewter Ornament

2016 Pewter Ornament

Geneva is well-known for its unique shopping experience, and the home that helped create the vision of Third Street is featured on the City’s newest pewter ornament now available for purchase.

The 2016 ornament depicts the Moore House – now home to Th...Read on...

Shop The Geneva Store
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 29

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Monday, Aug. 29 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 29 into Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Clar...Read on...

City's Mosquito Management Program
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Downtown Brick Work Project Expected To Start Aug. 29

A City contractor will be repairing and replacing bricks along several segments of Third Street in downtown Geneva starting Monday, Aug. 29.

RLS Landscaping will be working at the following locations next week:

• Northeast corner of Third and James ...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

City Parking Lots To Be Closed For Sealcoating

Three downtown Geneva parking lots are scheduled to be closed Wednesday, Aug. 10 for resurfacing work.

Hastings Asphalt Services, the City’s contractor, will be sealcoating and striping the parking lots at:

• 19 N. Fourth St. (south of Hamilton Stre...Read on...

Parking Lot Project Map
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Know How To Properly Report Power Outages To The City

What should you do when a power outage occurs? First, check to see if your neighbors have power or if the street lights are still working.

If they are, check your electrical panel for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. If the power still is out ...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Geneva Named Seventh Safest Mid-Sized City In Illinois

Geneva was ranked the seventh safest mid-sized city in Illinois according to recent FBI crime stats and information sourced by the financial organization ValuePenguin.

Data was collected from the 2014 FBI crime statistics with the study giving more emp...Read on...

Safest Places In Illinois Study
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Geneva residents should take note that garbage collection rates will increase Friday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with Advanced Disposal.

A garbage sticker will now cost $3.25. However, people who purchased stickers at the previous rate of $3...Read on...

Geneva's Garbage & Recycling Information
Posted on: June 23, 2016

New Parking Fine Structure Approved

The Geneva Police Department has begun implementing a new parking fine structure that was approved by the City Council June 20. However, the new fines for people who exceed the posted time limit will not be enforced until after the conclusion of the Swedi...Read on...

City Maps
Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Reminds Residents About Lawn Watering Schedule

With the start of summer this week, Geneva residents should be mindful of the City’s lawn watering sprinkler regulations.

Water sprinklers are permitted between 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on designated days. Residents with an even-numbered street addr...Read on...

Water Conservation Tips
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Geneva Encourages Residents To Participate In Voluntary Electric Load Reduction Program

During summer’s warmest days, 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 load red...Read on...

Subscribe For Peak Power Day Alerts
Posted on: June 2, 2016

Retiring Geneva City Administrator McKittrick Wins Leadership Awards

Geneva City Administrator Mary McKittrick has been named the recipient of the Robert B. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA), the second major honor bestowed on her this spring.

The Morris Lifetim...Read on...