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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Geneva Announces Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours

Geneva children and parents are encouraged to trick-or-treat in their neighborhoods between the City’s recommended Halloween hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Families also are invited to two additional candy collection opportunities in Geneva. ...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2015

Kane County’s Randall Road Traffic Signal Upgrades Will Include Flashing Yellow Turn Arrows

Starting Oct. 15, Kane County’s Division of Transportation will begin the removal and replacement of traffic signal mast arms and equipment on Randall Road between Glen Eagle Drive and Fargo Boulevard in Geneva.

The work will require closure of the sid...Read on...

Kane County's Yellow Turn Arrow Project
Posted on: October 6, 2015

City Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honor re...Read on...

Budget Development Documents
Posted on: October 2, 2015

'Art Works' Exhibit To Celebrate Community & Culture

Art and Public Works are not often associated with each other, but the two are a perfect match for the Geneva Art Guild’s upcoming exhibition.

People are invited to the “Art Works” opening reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 followed by the f...Read on...

Greater Geneva Art Guild Webpage
Posted on: October 1, 2015

Catch Up On The Latest Geneva News With The City's Fall Newsletter

The City's quarterly newsletter was distributed Oct. 1 and has plenty of news and fall happenings taking place in Geneva.

The newest issue brings you information about the fall leaf collection program, Halloween trick-or-treat hours, upcoming community...Read on...

Read The City's Fall Newsletter
Posted on: September 22, 2015

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants Starting Sept. 28

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, Sept. 28 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...

View Fire Hydrant Flushing Map
Posted on: September 25, 2015

Union Pacific Rail Repairs To Close Downtown Crossing Oct. 3-4

The Third Street railroad crossing in downtown Geneva will be closed to traffic Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4 as Union Pacific makes track repairs.

The crossing will be shut down to cars from 7 a.m. Oct. 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 4, weather permitting. Comm...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

City Seeking Forward Thinking Volunteer For Advisory Board Vacancy

The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated volunteer to fill a vacancy on its Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.

The committee is charged with prioritizing community goals outlined in the City’s strategic plan, encouraging citizen input and assisti...Read on...

Boards & Commissions Webpage
Posted on: September 18, 2015

Union Pacific Bridge Work To Close Route 31 Sept. 21-25

A segment of Route 31 in Geneva will be closed Monday to Friday, Sept. 21 to 25 as Union Pacific makes repairs to the railroad overpass bridge.

Route 31 will be shut down in both directions near the bridge from 8 a.m. Sept. 21 until 6 p.m. Sept. 25, we...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Kane County To Start Sixth Street School Demolition Sept. 16

Kane County will begin demolition operations of the former Sixth Street School building on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

The City of Geneva issued a demolition permit Sept. 15 to the County's contractor. Tearing down the building, 210 S. Sixth St., is scheduled...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Geneva Adopts New Garage Sale Regulations

The Geneva City Council approved new garage sale regulations Sept. 8 in response to certain properties operating sales on a routine basis or for prolonged periods of time.

Permits will not be required, but garage sales conducted in Geneva will need to ...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2015

Geneva Supports Northern Illinois Food Bank's Hunger Action Month Campaign

The City of Geneva will be hosting a community food drive throughout September to help promote the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Hunger Action Month campaign.

Hunger Action Month raises money and resources while bringing awareness to the hunger problem...Read on...

Northern Illinois Food Bank's Website
Posted on: August 28, 2015

ICEC To Welcome French Visitors During Cultural Exchange

The City’s International Cultural Exchange Committee is expecting visitors. Our friends from Croissy-sur-Seine, the City's cultural partner from France, will visit Geneva Sept. 11-15, and you are invited to partake in the festivities.

The ICEC would lo...Read on...

Geneva Cultural Exchange Schedule
Posted on: August 31, 2015

Come Celebrate At Geneva's Festival Of The Vine

Savor the flavor of Geneva during Festival of the Vine, the autumn harvest celebration.

Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and wine. The event runs Sept. 11-13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday a...Read on...

Geneva Chamber of Commerce's Website
Posted on: August 25, 2015

Tickets Now Available For Geneva Film Festival's Summer Sampler

The Geneva Film Festival is hosting a special Summer Sampler screening of selected films Saturday, Sept. 12 just steps away from the Festival of the Vine celebration.

A total of 20 independent short films from the past eight seasons of the Geneva Film ...Read on...

Purchase Tickets
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Preview Event Ushers In Folk Fest Labor Day Weekend

The 39th annual Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival returns to Geneva Labor Day weekend, but fans can get a sneak peek with a preview music event Saturday, Sept. 5.

Several Festival headliners are scheduled to perform at the preview event on...Read on...

Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival
Posted on: August 18, 2015

Fabyan, Kaneville Intersection Scheduled For IDOT Reconstruction

The Illinois Department of Transportation will be reconstructing the intersection of Fabyan Parkway and Kaneville Road starting the week of Aug. 24.

Construction is anticipated to last three months, weather permitting. The improvements will include the...Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: August 18, 2015

Concours d'Elegance To Impact Downtown Geneva Traffic, Parking Aug. 23

With the popular Concours d’Elegance car show rolling into the City Sunday, Aug. 23, the Geneva Police Department announced several downtown streets will be closed to traffic and parking this weekend.

“No Parking” signage will be posted by officers dur...Read on...

Concours d'Elegance Website
Posted on: August 17, 2015

Geneva Police Urge Motorists To Use Caution When Driving Near Schools

With Geneva classrooms welcoming back students Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Geneva Police Department wants motorists to be mindful of children walking to school.

Police officers will have a visible presence in school zones and neighborhoods surrounding scho...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2015

Geneva To Seal Street Cracks, Resurface Parking Lots

The City of Geneva will be sealing cracks on about 20 streets starting this week as part of the 2015 road improvement program.

The City seals street cracks to prevent water infiltration into the pavement base, which subsequently extends the road’s life...Read on...

2015 City Street Improvement Program
Posted on: August 7, 2015

Thrillist Names Geneva A Top Chicago-Area Staycation Destination

Geneva landed on Thrillist’s latest rankings for the 12 best staycation hot spots in the Chicago area.

A combination of Geneva/St. Charles was No. 10 on the list with a recommendation to stay at the Herrington Inn & Spa or Hotel Baker.

“Sure it’s a ...Read on...

12 Best Staycation Spots In The Chicago Area
Posted on: July 29, 2015

Patten House Featured On City's Pewter Ornament

Patten House Pewter Ornament

Looking for the perfect gift for those who live in or love Geneva? The City’s newest pewter ornament featuring the restored Patten House is now available for purchase.

The 2015 ornament depicts the home on the front and history of the building on the b...Read on...

Shop The Geneva Store
Posted on: July 23, 2015

Traffic Advisory: Route 31 'Road Diet' Plan Now A Reality

After finishing paving operations earlier this week, IDOT’s contractor has put down the new Route 31 “road diet” lane configuration striping July 23.

Motorists should take note the “road diet” reduces the number of traffic lanes from four to two (plus ...Read on...

Route 31 Road Construction Webpage
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

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

A garbage sticker will now cost $3.11. However, people who purchased stickers at the previo...Read on...

Geneva's Garbage Collection Program
Posted on: July 7, 2015

RiverPark Summer Series Brings Family Fun To Geneva

Mark your calendars for fun – and free entertainment – the next three Sunday nights as the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission presents its RiverPark Summer Series lineup.

The seventh annual Summer Series will be held at 6 p.m. July 12, July 19 and July 26...Read on...

RiverPark Summer Series Webpage
Posted on: July 9, 2015

Shakespeare In The Park Takes The Stage July 18

A night of culture and comedy returns to Geneva’s Island Park Saturday, July 18 when the Midsummer Theatre Troupe takes the stage for a free outdoor performance of “Twelfth Night” at this year’s annual Shakespeare in the Park event.

This family-friendl...Read on...

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Posted on: June 16, 2015

City To Issue Garbage Stickers To Residents Who Experienced Storm-Related Damage June 15

Geneva residents who had water damage stemming from the June 15 storm are invited to contact the City’s Public Works Department for a limited allotment of free garbage stickers.

In order to receive stickers, residents would need to call the Geneva Publ...Read on...

City's Garbage/Recycling Collection Program
Posted on: June 15, 2015

Vote For Your Favorite Downtown Garden While Supporting Geneva Beautification

People who enjoy the downtown flowers can now cast their vote for their favorite garden as part of the Geneva Beautification Committee’s Tour des Fleurs contest.

Ten gardens are featured in the inaugural contest/fundraiser that will run from June 15 to...Read on...

Tour des Fleurs Contest Webpage
Posted on: June 10, 2015

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...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Volunteers Needed To Help Weed City Hall Gardens

Spring means yard season for many people, and for the City of Geneva, that includes maintaining the City Hall gardens. With all the recent rain, we could use some dedicated volunteers to help pull weeds to make the gardens shine for summer.

People only...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. The overnight work has been rescheduled to take place after Swedish Days on June 29.

ORIGINAL NEWS ...Read on...

Route 38 Construction Webpage
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 Fourth streets as well as the adjace...Read on...

Greater Geneva Art Guild Website
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 entirely by grants through Metra....Read on...

Geneva Parking Information
Posted on: May 12, 2015

Geneva Urges Residents To Help Protect Local Funding

The City of Geneva is urging residents to visit 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.

Attempts to take local inc...Read on...

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 and covers electric requiremen...Read on...

City's YouTube Channel
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) were recognized for their decade...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 Randall Road to First Street the...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. Thursday, May 21 at Wildwood R...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 three to four weeks, weather permi...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 Third Street in downtown Geneva....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 tree board or department, a tree-c...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 two-month project that will run from ...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. to 3 p.m. at the park, 4038 Kan...Read on...

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

County's Randall Road Traffic Signalization Improvements Start This Spring


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

Kane County Traffic Advisories
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 removed by the property owner ...Read on...

Geneva Brush Collection Program
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