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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Catch Up On Latest Geneva Happenings With City Newsletter

Winter Newsletter Island Park Fox River

Grab a cup of coffee and catch up on the latest Geneva news and happenings with the City's Winter Newsletter, which was distributed electronically Jan. 12.Readers will find information about the upcoming sales tax referendum, MetroNet construction, new we...

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City News
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Geneva Film Festival To Host Sneak Preview Events

Film Festival

With the Geneva Film Festival ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary in March, cinema enthusiasts can get a sneak preview of what is to come at two special events.The first preview event will be held from 6 to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at Water Street Studi...

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City News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

City Offices Closed For MLK Day, Garbage Pickup Unchanged

MLK Day

Geneva City Hall and other City offices with the exception of the Police and Fire departments will be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 16.Garbage pickup the week of ...

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City News
Posted on: January 7, 2018

No Charges To Be Filed In Fatal Geneva Car Accident

Police News

No charges will be filed in the fatal car crash that killed one person and injured another early Jan. 7 in the 1400 block of West State Street (Route 38) in Geneva.The Kane County Coroner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy on Adam L. Bruner,...

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City News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

City Wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the eighth consecutive year, the City’s budget practices have once again earned national acclaim after Geneva received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honor reflec...

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City News
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Kane County To Host Recycling Event Jan. 13

Electronics Recycling Kane County

Kane County Recycles will hold a special post-holiday recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Kane County Branch Court office, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.Electronics collection will include computers, laptops, stereos, DVD playe...

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City News
Posted on: December 28, 2017

ComEd To Trim Trees Near Power Lines In January

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has notified the City about the company's plans to trim trees near its power lines in Geneva during January.The vegetation management program will take place along two stretches in Geneva (see map):

  • Between Western Avenue and Du...
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City News
Posted on: December 27, 2017

City Announces Christmas Tree Collection Schedule

Chrstmas Tree Disposal

Geneva residents will have two opportunities to dispose of their live Christmas trees for free during January.Trees will be picked up on residents’ garbage collection day the weeks of Jan. 1 and Jan. 8 by Advanced Disposal, the City’s waste hauler. People...

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City News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Enjoy The Local Dining Scene During Geneva Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is pleased to highlight culinary excellence by offering the Geneva Restaurant Week - an entire week of delicious discounted dining at some of the City's finest restaurants.For one week, Monday through Sunday, Jan. 22 to 28, ...

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City News
Posted on: December 18, 2017

City Announces Holiday Hours, Garbage Schedule

Holiday Lights Bicycle Grahams Chocolates

Geneva residents should take note of the City's upcoming holiday hours and garbage collection schedule during the next several weeks.City Hall and other Geneva City offices with the exception of the Police and Fire departments will be closed Monday and Tu...

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City News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Geneva Police Remind Residents To Lock Vehicles After Car Burglaries, Theft Reported

Police Lock Your Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is once again urging residents to lock their car doors after several car burglaries and a vehicle theft were reported over the weekend on the City’s west side.Valuables were reported missing from unlocked cars in the Fisher Fa...

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City News
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Mi-Tech Services Will Be Testing Geneva Utility Poles

Public Works News

Geneva residents will be seeing Mi-Tech Services crews testing utility poles throughout the City during the next three weeks.Mi-Tech vans and pickup trucks will have a City of Geneva contractor logo on the door. Crew members will be wearing hard hats and ...

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City News
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Geneva To Install New Welcome Signage In December

Welcome Signs Rendering

Residents and visitors driving into Geneva will be greeted with new welcome signage at some of the City’s major gateway points by year’s end.Two primary arterial signs are scheduled to be installed on State Street (Route 38)/Bricher Road and Fabyan Parkwa...

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City News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

City of Geneva Issues Winter Parking, Snow Plow Operations Reminders

Snow Plowing Downtown

With snow expected to enter 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 ar...

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City News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Controlled Burn Scheduled For Dec. 6 At Prairie Green Preserve

Controlled Burn

A controlled burn has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Prairie Green Preserve located near Keslinger and Peck roads on Geneva's west side.The City's contractor plans to start around 7 a.m. and will continue until finished or weather conditions warr...

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City News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Geneva Police Remind Residents To Lock Their Cars

Police Lock Your Car Doors

During the past month, several communities in the Fox Valley area have seen an increase in thefts and burglaries from vehicles. In an effort to remain proactive in dealing with criminal activity, the Geneva Police Department is urging residents to lock th...

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City News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Support Local Retailers By Shopping Small Nov. 25

Small Business Saturday 2017

Shopping Small Business Saturday in Geneva Nov. 25 goes a long way for customer discounts and supporting our local retail community this holiday season.To encourage people to patronize Geneva’s wide selection of independent stores and restaurants, the Cit...

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2017

Alderman Kilburg Wins Geneva Chamber Wood Award

Alderman Dean Kilburg Wood Award Winner

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce named Third Ward Alderman Dean Kilburg as its 2017 Wood Award recipient during the agency's annual dinner and awards night Nov. 9 at Eagle Brook County Club.The Wood Community Service award is presented each year by the Cham...

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City News
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kane County Hosting Recycling, Document Shredding Event Nov. 11

Electronics Recycling Kane County

The Kane County Recycles Event on Saturday, Nov. 11 between 8 a.m. and noon, will be held at 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles. We will be accepting electronics, books and paint for recycling, and documents for shredding.Recycle electronics like computer...

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City News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

Geneva’s weekend of holiday magic is capped off with the Steeple Walk, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four local churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the ninth annual event will take place from 2 to 4:3...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

It's A Date: Come Support The Arts In Geneva Nov. 10

Art Affair 2017 Poster

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s annual fundraiser may have a new location, style and charm this year, but the mission to promote artistic endeavors in the community remains unchanged.The Commission will be hosting Art Affair from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday,...

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City News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Geneva Named Fifth Best Minor League Baseball Town

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars and the City of Geneva make a great team, which has resulted in the City being named the fifth best minor league baseball town in the country according to a recent SmartAsset survey.The 2017 survey stated, "In the past year, t...

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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Tickets On Sale For Geneva Christmas House Tour

Christmas House Tour

Join the fun for a Geneva holiday tradition with the Christmas House Tour. Enjoy five lovely, exquisite Geneva homes decorated in holiday splendor by local decorators.These homes will open to visitors for self-guided tours from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fri...

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City News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

City Launches New Mobile-Responsive Website

New Website

The City of Geneva continues its commitment to be mobile-friendly with the rollout of a new look website this week.The new www.geneva.il.us has a sleek mobile-responsive design, which provides visitors using a computer, phone or tablet the same customer s...

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City News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

MetroNet Construction Starting This Fall In Geneva

MetroNet Construction Yard Sign

Geneva residents will have a new option for their cable television, Internet and phone service coming in the future.MetroNet will begin installing fiber optic cable and infrastructure in utility easements throughout the City during the next two years afte...

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City News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

City Seeking Community Input On Geneva's Future

Flower State Street

Residents, merchants and community stakeholders are invited to two community meetings to provide feedback that could help shape the future vision for Geneva.The strategic plan community meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Geneva Fire D...

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City News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Geneva Fall Leaf Collection To Start In November

Leaves

Geneva residents can map out their fall yard work schedule after the City announced the collection dates for its 2017 curbside leaf program.The City’s curbside leaf pickup is divided into three geographical zones, with each zone collected three ...

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City News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

City Honors 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Contest Winners

Art On Fire

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.Natalia Bork and Tatiana Hamilton won first place for their “Doodle” hydrant located on Lincol...

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City News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Flags Lowered For Las Vegas Shooting Victims

All Flags Lowered

Flags have been lowered at Geneva City Hall and all our City buildings in memory of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this week.The flags will remain at half-staff through Oct. 6.Our thoughts are with the families impacted by this trag...

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City News
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Next Phase Of Third Street Brick Project Starts Oct. 2

Third Street Sidewalk Brick Ribbon

A City contractor will begin the second phase of a brick repair and replacement project Monday, Oct. 2 on Third Street in downtown Geneva.Brick ribbons along the sidewalk and curbs will be replaced on Third Street from State (Route 38) to James streets. T...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Sept. 21

Mosquito

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Thursday, Sept. 21 to control the adult insect population.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Sept. 21 into Friday, Sept. 2...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Geneva Providing Front Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

Household Hazardous Waste

Geneva residents will once again be able to safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials from the convenience of their front door after the City has joined forces with Kane County.With the closest household hazardous waste collection site being i...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2017

City Flag Lowered For Former Geneva Police Chief & Community Contributor

City Hall Flag Lowered

The City flag outside Geneva City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in  memory of former Geneva Police Chief Glenn McConnaughay and community  contributor Sally Ruark.Mr. McConnaughay, 96, was served in World War II in the Army Air Cor...

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City News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Rail Agencies Hosting Third Main Line Open House

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

Union Pacific and Metra are inviting Geneva residents to an open house to learn more about the future construction of a third railroad line through the City.The Third Main Line open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in the audit...

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City News
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Beautification Committee Announces Tour Des Fleurs Winners

Tour des Fleurs Garden Contest 2017 Winner

The Geneva Beautification Committee recognized the winners of the 2017 Tour des Fleurs garden contest during Festival of the Vine Sept. 10.Six gardens were featured in the third annual contest/fundraiser this summer. People voted for their favorite Tour d...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

ComEd Plans To Trim More Trees In Geneva During September

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming operations scheduled to take place in September in various sections of Geneva.While the City of Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, ComEd does run power lines through the communi...

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City News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants This Fall

Hydrant Flushing

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, Sept. 18 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 dri...

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City News
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Geneva Police Urge Motorists To Use Caution When Driving Near Schools

As summer draws to a close, the Geneva Police Department wants motorists to be mindful of children walking to school starting Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Police officers will have a visible presence in school zones and neighborhoods surrounding school buildings th...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Fire Department To Perform Hydrant Flow Testing

The Geneva Fire Department, in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department, will be conducting water flow tests on fire hydrants from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 29 to 31. The operations will take place from the Fox R...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Route 31 Sidewalk Connection Project Construction Begins Soon

The City of St. Charles and the City of Geneva are partnering to complete much needed sidewalk connection improvements on Geneva Road/IL Route 31 from Willowgate Lane in St. Charles south to the existing sidewalk near Wheeler Park in Geneva. Work is sched...

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City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Peck Farm House Depicted On City's Pewter Ornament

Peck Farm is the crossroads where history, nature and recreation collide in Geneva, and the home that helped start it all is featured on the City’s newest pewter ornament now available for purchase.

The 2017 ornament depicts the Peck Farm House...

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 15 In Geneva

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Tuesday, Aug. 15 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 15 into Wednesday, Aug. 1...

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Geneva Flag Lowered For Victims Of Charlottesville

The City of Geneva flag outside City Hall has been lowered in memory of the people who lost their lives stemming from the violence in Charlottesville, Va. Aug. 12. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns issued the following statement: "Sometimes the gr...Read on... City News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Boy Scouts Participating In Storm Sewer Stenciling Volunteer Project

Geneva Boy Scouts will be getting the word out this weekend - literally - about the importance of protecting the Fox River from illegal dumping. Boy Scouts will be stenciling messages such as "Dump no waste, drains to river," on Geneva storm s...Read on... City News
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Festival Of The Vine Fun Coming In September

The 36th annual Festival of the Vine is coming to downtown Geneva Friday to Sunday, Sept. 8 to 10. As is tradition, the Flavor Fare and Wine Tent are located on the corner of Fourth & State streets. 

Free entertainment is o...

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City News
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For August 1 in Geneva

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Tuesday, Aug. 1 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 1 into Wednesday, Aug. 2.

C...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2017

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

Geneva’s downtown tree inventory received another boost this year thanks to a $10,000 donation from the City’s Natural Resources Committee (NRC).The money reimburses the City for the purchase of 20 new trees, which were planted in June...

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City News
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Underground Cable Project Scheduled For Sunset Meadows Subdivision

A City contractor will be replacing underground cable in the Sunset Meadows subdivision in Geneva starting the week of July 17. Impacted residents were originally sent a letter in late June announcing the project, which is being performed by Utility Dyn...Read on... City News
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Third Annual Downtown Garden Contest To Help Support Geneva Beautification Committee

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

Six gardens are featured in the second annual contest/fundraiser that will run throu...

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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Shakespeare In The Park Event Relocated To RiverPark Due To Flooding

Due to flooding at Island Park from this week’s storms, the Shakespeare in the Park performance will have a new location this year along the Fox River.

The free event will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at RiverPark, 151 N. River Lane. People...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Geneva Revises Parking Fine Structure

People who receive a parking ticket in Geneva will have more time to pay the fine before incurring additional penalties effective Monday, July 10.

As part of the 2016-17 budget, the City Council directed staff to research Geneva’s parking fine ...

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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For July 7

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide this evening, July 7 to control a sudden spike in the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting July 7 in...

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City News
Posted on: June 22, 2017

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission Furthers Vision Of Community Arts Center

The vision of creating a community arts center in Geneva grows brighter as funding for the future project continues to build momentum.

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission will transfer $40,000 to the Geneva Foundation for the Arts as an endowment for a com...

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City News
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Geneva Volunteer Appointed New City Clerk

Roger Godskesen has always prided himself on volunteering to help others. Now, he will be dedicating his time and talents to the community that he loves as Geneva’s new City Clerk.

Mayor Kevin Burns appointed Godskesen with the advice and consent...

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Geneva residents should take notice that garbage collection rates will be adjusted starting Saturday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with Advanced Disposal.

A garbage sticker will now cost $3.40. However, people who purchased stickers at ...

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City News
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Take Note Of City's Lawn Watering Schedule

Sprinklers will be out in force to help keep lawns green with temperatures climbing into the 90s this week. As Geneva residents plan their summer watering schedules, they should take note of the City’s sprinkler regulations.

Water sprinklers ar...

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City News
Posted on: June 12, 2017

Geneva Encourages Residents To Participate In Voluntary Electric Load Reduction Program

With warm summer weather entering the forecast, 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....

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Geneva's Summer Concert Series Brings Family Fun Along The Fox River

Grab a lawn chair, blanket or even bring a picnic dinner to enjoy three free nights of entertainment along the Fox River during the RiverPark Summer Concert Series. The ninth annual Summer Concert Series will be held at 6 p.m. Sundays, July 9, July 16 an...Read on... City News
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Geneva NRC Hosting Open House Regarding Wisconsin-Illinois Fox River Trail Initiative

The City of Geneva Natural Resources Committee is inviting the community to an open house in June regarding regional efforts to secure a national water trail designation for the Fox River. Local water enthusiasts have been working closely with the Fox R...Read on... City News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Candidates Sought For Vacant City Clerk Seat

After the April 4 consolidated election garnered no filings for the office of City Clerk, the City of Geneva is now seeking candidates for that seat. Lynn Landberg served a combined 20 years as Geneva’s City Clerk from 1985-93 and again from 20...Read on... City News
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Scheduled Water Rate Increase Coming In May

Geneva’s residential, business and industrial water and sewer customers should take note that scheduled annual rate increases will occur starting with their May utility bills. To be in compliance with new state regulations, Geneva had to adjus...Read on... City News
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... City News
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... City News
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... City News
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... City News
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... City News