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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Greater Geneva Art Guild Festival Of The Art Coming To Downtown May 30

Downtown Geneva will be brimming with creativity as part of the Greater Geneva Art Guild’s inaugural Festival of the Art Saturday, May 30.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to dusk on Campbell Street from Third to... Read on...

Greater Geneva Art Guild Website
Posted on: May 21, 2015

Garbage Schedule Delayed One Day Due To Memorial Day Holiday

Garbage collection the week of May 25 will be pushed one day later than normal due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Trash will be picked up Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30. The normal Thursday-Friday collection schedule... Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

UPDATE: Road Work To Limit Route 38 Street Parking At Night

UPDATE: IDOT's contractor has postponed the planned overnight construction work on Route 38 between Seventh and First streets May 19-20. The overnight work is tentatively rescheduled for June 1 and 2.

In the meantime,... Read on...

Route 38 Construction Webpage
Posted on: May 15, 2015

Downtown Parking Deck's New Third Level Opens This Month

The Third Street Commuter Parking Deck’s capacity will officially increased by 180 spaces May 16 with the opening of the new third tier expansion.

Construction on the $4.5 million project began in August and was funded... Read on...

Geneva Parking Information
Posted on: May 16, 2015

Fire Strikes McDonald's Restaurant On Randall Road

The Geneva Fire Department responded to a report of a fire behind a restaurant grill at 4 a.m. May 16 at the McDonald’s located at 1812 S. Randall Road.

The first arriving engine company found flames exiting from the roof... Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

UPDATE: Phone, Internet Connection Restored At 4 Geneva Schools

5/14 UPDATE: A City contractor was able to restore phone and Internet connections to four Geneva Community Unit School District 304 buildings after fiber optic cables were accidentally cut through on Randall Road May 13... Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

Geneva Urges Residents To Help Protect Local Funding

The City of Geneva is urging residents to visit www.ProtectMyTown.com to voice their opposition to Illinois leaders regarding Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposal aimed at taking local revenue to fix the state’s budget problems.... Read on...

Visit ProtectMyTown.com
Posted on: May 8, 2015

City Saves $300K Through Power Contract Negotiation; Helps Defer Future Electric Rate Increases

The City of Geneva was able to negotiate a $301,046 savings on its current power purchase contract with NextEra Energy Power Marketing, LLC.

Purchasing energy contracts allows Geneva to take advantage of low market prices... Read on...

City's YouTube Channel
Posted on: May 7, 2015

City Accepting Applications For Board Of Fire And Police Commissioners Vacancy

Residents with a passion to volunteer are encouraged to submit an application to fill a vacancy on the City's Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.

This Board is charged with hiring all full-time appointments to the... Read on...

Boards/Commissions & Volunteer Application
Posted on: May 6, 2015

Geneva Recognizes Aldermen Brown & Flanagan For Decades Of Service; New Members Take Their Seats

As the Geneva City Council bid a fond farewell to two longtime members, two new aldermen officially took their seats on May 4.

First Ward Alderman Chuck Brown (24 years) and 4th Ward Alderman Dorothy Flanagan (22 years)... Read on...

Watch The May 4 City Council Meeting on YouTube
Posted on: May 1, 2015

IDOT Route 38 Road Construction Begins In May

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Route 38 construction operations are scheduled to move east of Randall Road into Geneva next week.

Crews anticipate starting pavement grinding on West State Street from... Read on...

Route 38 Road Construction Webpage
Posted on: April 30, 2015

Tickets Available For International Cultural Exchange Committee's Wine Tasting Party

Come enjoy a night of fine wine to support the City of Geneva’s International Cultural Exchange Committee (ICEC) as they strengthen ties to its friends in France.

The wine tasting party will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.... Read on...

International Cultural Exchange Committee Webpage
Posted on: April 30, 2015

County To Install Warning Lights At Kirk Road-Prairie Path Crossing

Kane County will be installing pedestrian warning lights on Kirk Road at the Illinois Prairie Path crossing starting the week of May 4.

Construction work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for about the next... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Gardenology Offers Great Tips To Jump Start Your Gardening Season

Novice and avid gardeners are invited to bring their questions on how to create a successful flower bed at Geneva’s Gardenology in May.

The seventh annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16 along... Read on...

Gardenology Website
Posted on: April 16, 2015

City To Add 103 Parkway Trees As Part Of Spring Planting Program

The City of Geneva was named a 2014 Tree City USA community for the 15 consecutive year by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Geneva achieved the Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a... Read on...

Geneva Parkway Tree Replacement Program
Posted on: April 9, 2015

IDOT To Begin Route 31 Road Construction This Spring

Motorists should expect daily lane closures as the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) prepares to resurface South Batavia Avenue (Route 31) in Geneva this spring.

Starting Friday, May 1, IDOT will begin a... Read on...

Route 31 Road Construction Webpage
Posted on: April 8, 2015

Geneva To Celebrate Earth Day April 18

Bring the entire family to Peck Farm Park Saturday, April 18 as Geneva goes green for Earth Day thanks to the City’s Natural Resources Committee and Geneva Park District.

The eighth annual event will be held from 11 a.m.... Read on...

Geneva Natural Resources Committee Webpage
Posted on: April 7, 2015

County's Randall Road Traffic Signalization Improvements Start This Spring

NEWS RELEASE COURTESY OF THE KANE COUNTY DIVISION OF TRANSPORTATION

The Kane County Division of Transportation will be upgrading traffic signal equipment at 16 intersections along Randall Road from Fabyan Parkway to... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: April 2, 2015

Read The Latest Geneva Happenings In The City's Spring Newsletter

The City of Geneva's quarterly newsletter has arrived providing you with plenty of news and information you can use for the spring season.

Articles included in this issue are road construction updates (Routes 31 and... Read on...

2015 Spring Newsletter
Posted on: March 26, 2015

Geneva's 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Contest Returns This Spring

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Geneva residents can leave their artistic mark on our community this spring by participating in the “Art on Fire” hydrant design program.

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

'Art on Fire' Application
Posted on: March 30, 2015

City Will Be Flushing Fire Hydrants Starting In April

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

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

Fire Hydrant Flushing Progress Map
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Route 38 Construction Prep Work Starts April 1

Motorists traveling on State Street should expect daily lane closures in April as crews start preliminary work on the Route 38 construction project, which will begin in earnest come mid-May.

Starting Wednesday, April 1,... Read on...

Route 38 Construction Webpage
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Geneva Earns Excellence In Financial Reporting Honors

The City of Geneva’s 2013-14 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) received the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officers... Read on...

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Posted on: March 27, 2015

Eat Your Art Out! Raises $15,000 For The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission is thrilled to report it raised $15,000 during its Eat Your Art Out! gala fundraiser March 7.

The second annual event held at the Herrington Inn & Spa provided a night of fine dining... Read on...

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Geneva's Monthly Brush Program Starts In April

Geneva residents looking to tidy up their yard this spring should take note that the City’s 2015 brush collection starts in April.

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

Geneva Brush Collection Program
Posted on: March 12, 2015

Residents Invited To Coyote Awareness Workshop

Geneva residents wanting to learn how to live with coyotes in our area can attend a community workshop at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 30 at the City’s Public Works Department, 1800 South St.

Lynsey White Dasher, Director of... Read on...

Register For Coyote Community Workshop
Posted on: March 23, 2015

Demolition Of Former Cetron Factory To Take Place This Spring

Construction crews have started demolition on the former Cetron factory on Monday, March 23.

Richards Street will be closed from Hamilton to Peyton streets during construction hours. Demolition is expected to take... Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Overhead Electric Wire Replacement Program To Start This Spring

Overhead electric wires and select utility poles are scheduled to be replaced in several areas across Geneva this spring starting the week of March 23.

The City’s contractor, Mohawk Electric, is set to perform work in the... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Route 38 Road Construction To Start This Spring

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be resurfacing Route 38 from the western border of Kane County to First Street in downtown Geneva this spring.

The project is anticipated to start in late March or... Read on...

Sign Up For Road Construction Updates
Posted on: March 3, 2015

‘West Suburban Living’ Readers Love Geneva

The City of Geneva was ranked the number one place to live by readers of the "West Suburban Magazine" 19th annual “Best of the West” survey.

Readers were asked which town (other than their own) would they like to... Read on...

WSL 'Best Of The West' Survey
Posted on: March 2, 2015

Wine, Cheese & Trees Event Raises Money To Reforest City's Downtown Parkways

An entertaining evening of fine wine paired with tasty appetizers and a live auction will help bolster the City of Geneva’s downtown parkway tree canopy.

The fourth annual Wine, Cheese and Trees fundraiser will take place... Read on...

Purchase Wine, Cheese & Tree 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... Read on...

"Just The Facts" - Income Tax Plan
Posted on: February 24, 2015

Geneva Film Festival Coming March 12-14

Cinema fans will enjoy more than 30 independent movies from across the globe as part of the eighth annual Geneva Film Festival being held Thursday to Saturday, March 12 to 14.

The festival showcases feature-length and... Read on...

Geneva Film Festival Website
Posted on: February 19, 2015

Mayors Caucus Statement On Governor Rauner's Proposed Reduction Of Local Government Funds

The following news release is from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus:

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is extremely disappointed in Governor Rauner’s call to reduce the local share of the State income tax by 50 percent which... Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Kane County Planning To Install Stop Lights At Fabyan & Kaneville Intersection

Kane County has announced plans to install new stop lights at the intersection of Fabyan Parkway and Kaneville Road on the City's southwest side in 2015.

The County's Division of Transportation notified the City of... Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2015

Geneva Earns 2014 Snowfighting Award

Geneva was one of 63 communities in the United States and Canada to be named a 2014 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute.

The City has received national recognition for the second... Read on...

Geneva's Snow Removal Operations
Posted on: February 6, 2015

Eat Your Art Out! Gala Returns To Delight The Senses

A night of fine dining combined with exquisite art awaits guests attending the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s second annual Eat Your Art Out! gala fundraiser Saturday, March 7.

This unique and exclusive event will be... Read on...

Purchase Tickets For Eat Your Art Out!
Posted on: January 30, 2015

Downtown Parking Deck Set To Reopen In February

Commuters will be able to return to their familiar morning routine when the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck reopens Sunday, Feb. 1 for the first time in six months.

The first two levels of the deck will be available... Read on...

Parking Deck Construction Webpage
Posted on: January 20, 2015

Geneva Residents Can Schedule Free Home Pickup For Hazardous Waste Materials

Geneva residents looking to safely dispose of motor oil, old paint cans or other hazardous household waste materials can conveniently schedule to have them collected right at their front door.

The City has once again... Read on...

Accepted Items List
Posted on: January 13, 2015

Route 31 ‘Road Diet’ Open Houses Scheduled

Before Batavia Avenue goes on a “diet,” the public is encouraged to weigh in on a proposed lane reconfiguration to a segment of Route 31.

The City of Geneva is considering a plan to reduce the number of traffic lanes... Read on...

Route 31 Road Diet Webpage
Posted on: January 5, 2015

Untch Announces Retirement, DeGroot Named Geneva's New Community Development Director

Geneva Community Development Director Dick Untch has announced his retirement, capping off a distinguished 43-year public service career after recently being named Kane County Planner of the Year.

City Planner David... Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2015

Parking Deck Expansion Project To Bring Train Horns, Weekend Construction Hours In January

As the expansion of the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck enters its final full month of construction, residents and downtown visitors will be greeted with a little more noise during January.

Walsh Construction will be... Read on...

Parking Deck Construction Background
Posted on: December 19, 2014

Geneva's 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 30, 2014

Geneva To Be Featured On Fox's Local Morning News 'Hometown Fridays'

Geneva will be featured on the Fox Ch. 32 local morning news program “Good Day Chicago” Jan. 2, and we could use your help highlighting the City.

We are looking to draw a big crowd at 9:45 a.m. in front of The Paper... 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 15, 2014

Tymoszenko Named Geneva's New Economic Development Director

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...