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Posted on: October 8, 2014

Welcome to "Just The Facts"

Eliminating Misperceptions

Welcome to the City's “Just the Facts’ webpage, where we dispel rumors and correct misinformation. We encourage open and honest discussions about City issues based on the facts. The information presented ...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Proposed Tax Increment Financing District No. 3

In 2013, in keeping with the Strategic Plan goal, the Downtown Area Station Master Plan and the Comprehensive Plan, the City began to evaluate and explore a number of economic development incentives that could be used as potential means for creating new f...Read on...

City Responses To Public Comment
Posted on: December 21, 2015

Proposed Marquette development & Home Rule

RUMOR: The proposed Marquette development at Seventh and State streets is an attempt by City Manager Mary McKittrick and Mayor Kevin Burns to increase Geneva's population to 25,000, which triggers home rule status and means they can raise taxes without a ...Read on...

Seventh & State Project Page
Posted on: October 29, 2015

Rumor: Geneva is attempting to limit people’s rights with new air rifle regulations

FACT: Erroneous comments have been made that Geneva’s ordinance would be one of the most restrictive in the State, but in fact it is far more permissive than many other suburban communities that prohibit air rifles completely. Other surrounding communitie...Read on...

Nov. 2 City Council Packet - Air Rifle Ordinance
Posted on: August 26, 2015

Rumor: 'Venomous Snake' Reported On The Loose In Geneva

RUMOR: All major Chicago TV media outlets have been reporting there is a large "venomous snake" that is on the loose Aug. 25 posing a threat to Geneva residents.

FACT: The reported snake sightings HAVE NOT BEEN in our City limits. They were reported in...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Rumor: The Impact Of The Governor's Budget Plan On Geneva

RUMOR: The City of Geneva's municipal services will not be impacted by Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget proposal to reduce the local share of state income tax by 50 percent.

FACT: False. The Governor announced in February during a budget address his proposal...Read on...

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