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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Catch High School Sports on Geneva Broadcast Network This Year

You can catch plenty of Vikings sports as the City's Geneva Broadcast Network will air high school games during the 2014-15 school year.

Our first game is Geneva High School football's season opener, a 41-23 win... Read on...

Geneva Broadcast Network
Posted on: August 29, 2014

City Offices To Be Closed Sept. 1 For Labor Day; Holiday Will Push Back Garbage Collection One Day

Geneva City Hall and other City offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Garbage collection the week of Sept. 1 will take place one day later than usual (Friday & Saturday) due to the... Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2014

Rain Barrels on Parade Coming in September

Geneva’s downtown patrons may have noticed colorfully decorated rain barrels at Dodson Place, and all of them will go home with lucky bidders at the Rain Barrels on Parade live auction Sunday, Sept. 7.

The City’s Natural... Read on...

Rain Barrels on Parade Photo Gallery
Posted on: August 29, 2014

City Seeks Talented Volunteers To Fill Vacant Positions On Advisory Boards

The City of Geneva is looking for residents interested in dedicating their time and talents to serve on four of its volunteer advisory boards.

The City has a vacant seat on each of the following boards and commissions... Read on...

Advisory Boards & Commissions
Posted on: August 29, 2014

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 30 After West Nile Virus Detected In Trap

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Saturday, Aug. 30 after levels of West Nile Virus were detected in a mosquito trap on the City’s west side Aug. 21.

Spraying... Read on...

City's Mosquito Management
Posted on: August 27, 2014

Follow the City of Geneva On Instagram

Looking for more photos of Geneva? People can now find them on our new Instagram account @CityofGenevaIL.

The City is expanding its social media presence to showcase our fantastic festivals and events, our beautiful... Read on...

City Communications
Posted on: August 20, 2014

Geneva Named One Of The Safest Communities in Illinois

Movoto Real Estate Blog named the City of Geneva the third safest community in Illinois based on a recent crime statistics study.

According to the study, Movoto said it was a close race between the top three communities,... Read on...

Movoto: 10 Safest Illinois Communities
Posted on: August 19, 2014

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 20

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Wednesday, Aug. 20 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug.... Read on...

Mosquito Management
Posted on: August 15, 2014

2014 ‘Art On Fire’ Hydrant Design Winners Announced

Three Geneva residents were honored in August by the City Council for their artistic contributions to our second “Art on Fire” hydrant design contest.

Felicia Kraft won first place for her “Outfoxed” design located at... Read on...

Attractions - Art on Fire
Posted on: August 14, 2014

Geneva Police Urge Motorists To Use Caution When Driving Near Schools

With Geneva classrooms welcoming back students Wednesday, Aug. 20, 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... Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

County Announces Fabyan Parkway Road Construction

The Kane County Division of Transportation will begin road construction on Fabyan Parkway from Kirk Road east to the county line starting the week of Aug. 18.

Construction hours will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: August 7, 2014

Geneva Ranked High as a Best Place for Families to Live

The first annual ranking of the Best Places for Families to Live was released by ziprealty.com. Geneva ranked No. 2 in the United States.

According to ziprealty.com, when searching for a home, many families are looking... Read on...

ZipRealty Website
Posted on: August 5, 2014

Traffic Reconfiguration To Open Two Route 38 Overpass Lanes Starting In Mid-August

Starting the week of Aug. 11, one lane of traffic in each direction will be opened on the new Route 38 bridge over the Union Pacific railroad tracks on the City’s east side.

Motorists should use caution when driving on... Read on...

Geneva Construction Projects
Posted on: August 6, 2014

Kane County To Start Construction On Keslinger Road

The Kane County Division of Transportation will be starting road construction on Keslinger Road the week of Aug. 11.

The County will be working from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. the next three weeks (weather permitting) milling and... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: August 1, 2014

Cultural Arts Committee Debuts First Bike Art Installation In Downtown Geneva

Residents may notice a splash of color the next time they lock up their bicycles at Campbell and Third streets.

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission and City leaders held a dedication ceremony July 28 for the initial... Read on...

Bike Rack Art Photo Gallery
Posted on: July 29, 2014

Expansion Project To Close Commuter Parking Deck For Six Months Starting Aug. 4

The Third Street Commuter Parking Deck will be closed for about six months starting Monday, Aug. 4 to add a third tier to the existing downtown structure.

The $4.5 million project, which will provide an additional 180... Read on...

Shuttle Schedule, Map & More Project Info
Posted on: July 23, 2014

Geneva Named Tree City USA Recipient For 14th Time

Geneva was named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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

Geneva's Tree Management Program
Posted on: July 21, 2014

City's Finance Office Drop Box Replaced With Building Drop Slot

Finance Division

If you pay your monthly utility bill by using the City of Geneva Finance Division Office drop box, you will notice the box has been removed in favor of a drop slot.

The new slot is located left of the front door of the... Read on...

Utility Bill FAQs
Posted on: July 9, 2014

Geneva's RiverPark Summer Series Returns Sundays In July

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 Summer Series events will be held at 6 p.m. July... Read on...

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Posted on: July 15, 2014

Catch Up On All Things Geneva With The City's Summer Newsletter

The City's Summer Newsletter was shipped out (electronically) July 15. Catch up on the latest news and happenings in Geneva.

The issue is full of information you can use on the parking deck construction (we are adding... Read on...

Read The Summer Newsletter
Posted on: July 15, 2014

Geneva's Shakespeare In The Park Features 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' July 19

Bring the family for a unique – and free – take on Shakespeare at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at Geneva’s Island Park along the beautiful Fox River.

The Midsummer Theatre Troupe will explore the themes of love, dreams, and... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 11, 2014

Geneva Residents Can Report Confirmed Coyote Sightings Online

Geneva residents can now report confirmed coyote sightings through the City's online request tracker system.

Residents can visit www.geneva.il.us and select "Report A Concern" (or click the link below).

The... Read on...

Geneva Online Request Tracker
Posted on: July 9, 2014

Construction Crews To Start Sealing Geneva Street Cracks in July

Pardon our dust as construction crews start sealing cracks on streets throughout Geneva July 9.

Residents can find the City’s project wish list at the link below. The goal is to complete as many of the streets as our... Read on...

Crackseal Project Street List
Posted on: June 27, 2014

Mosquito Spraying, Gypsy Moth Treatments Scheduled For June 30

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Monday, June 30 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting June 30... Read on...

Illinois Department of Agriculture
Posted on: June 25, 2014

Interim Leaders Named For Public Works Department

Brian Schiber and Hal Wright have been named to interim leadership positions as the Geneva Public Works Director and Electric Division Superintendent respectively.

Schiber joined the organization last year as a City... Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2014

Geneva Garbage Sticker Prices To Increase July 1

Geneva residents will pay 13 cents more per refuse/yard waste sticker starting Tuesday, July 1, but they may continue to use any previously purchased yellow Advanced Disposal stickers without penalty.

Sticker prices will... Read on...

Garbage and Recycling Information
Posted on: June 18, 2014

City Reminds Residents About Lawn Watering Schedule

With warmer weather entering the forecast, the City of Geneva reminds residents about our lawn watering sprinkler regulations.

Water sprinklers are permitted from 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on residents’ designated days.... Read on...

City Watering Schedule & Information
Posted on: June 19, 2014

City's Financial Reporting Earns National Award

The City of Geneva’s 2012-13 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...

Budget & Financial Report Information
Posted on: June 17, 2014

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... Read on...

Geneva's Twitterfeed
Posted on: June 17, 2014

Obituary: Michael Buffington, Geneva Electric Superintendent

Mike Buffington

Service: Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 2:00 PM at O-Ace-Is, 6639 South Route US 31, Bunker Hill, Indiana
Burial Location: Private

Michael J BuffingtonBorn on 01/07/1950
Entered eternal life on 06/12/2014

Former... Read on...

City Mourns The Loss Of Electric Superintendent
Posted on: June 13, 2014

City Mourns Loss Of Electric Superintendent

Mike Buffington

The City of Geneva is mourning the loss of our Electric Superintendent Mike Buffington, who died in a fatal car accident in Sugar Grove June 12.

City leaders and our Police Department have reached out to the Buffington... Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2014

Kane County Pavement Marking Program Includes Several Local Roadways

The annual Kane County Pavement Marking Program work will begin the week of June 16 weather permitting, including several major roadways in Geneva.

The work shall include installation of urethane and paint pavement... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: June 4, 2014

City To Host Public Information Meeting Regarding 2014 Road Construction Projects

The City invites residents impacted by the 2014 road construction program to a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12 at the Public Works Department, 1800 South St.

A list of streets slated for repairs this summer... Read on...

2014 Street Program
Posted on: May 21, 2014

Geneva Honors Residents For Preserving City's Historic Buildings

The City recognized 11 property owners for their role in preserving Geneva’s historic charm during an award presentation at the May 19 City Council meeting.

Coinciding with National Preservation Month, Geneva handed out... Read on...

Historic Preservation Award Winners & Activities
Posted on: May 13, 2014

Geneva Supporting Downtown Entertainment With Outdoor Music Grant Program

Downtown Geneva will come alive this year with a host of entertainment acts thanks to the City’s outdoor music grant program.

Outdoor Music Geneva (OMG) grant funding has been approved to help downtown businesses bring in... Read on...

OMG Grant Program Information
Posted on: April 7, 2014

Utility Bills Provide Donation Opportunities To City's Volunteer Groups, Programs

Geneva residents wanting to make a donation to one of the City’s volunteer committees and non-profit programs can do so through the convenience of their monthly utility bill.

Starting in April, customers should notice the... Read on...

City Boards & Commissions
Posted on: March 20, 2014

Geneva’s Brush Collection Starts In April; Pickup Schedule Modified

The City of Geneva’s brush program returns this April, but residents should take note of the transition from bi-weekly pickups to monthly collections starting in May.

The City Council approved a new contract March 17 with... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 18, 2014

Geneva Honored As Best Place To Live by 'Chicago Magazine'

Geneva continues to be a premier community to work, live, play and raise a family after being recognized as one of the region’s best places to live in the April edition of “Chicago Magazine.”

Geneva was one of 12 suburbs... Read on...

'Chicago Magazine' website

Fire News

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Posted on: May 20, 2014

Fire, Police Departments Respond To Report Of Possible Fox River Rescue

The Geneva Fire and Police departments responded to a report at 10:53 p.m. May 19 of a person “jumping” from the Union Pacific Railway trestle into the Fox River to avoid being struck by an oncoming train.

The original... Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2014

No Injuries Reported in Fisher Farms House Fire

Nobody was injured during a house fire that took place at 4:40 p.m. May 17 at 3152 Larrabee Drive in the Fisher Farms subdivision.

The Geneva Fire Department responded to the scene when the occupants called 911 after... Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2014

Fire Department To Perform Water Flow Testing On Geneva's East Side May 21-23

Geneva will be conducting water flow tests on the City’s east side fire hydrants between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, May 21 to 23.

The testing provides valuable information to Geneva’s Fire and Water departments... Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

Geneva Children Can Learn Important Safety Tips At Risk Watch Summer Sessions

Geneva children who will be entering first-grade this fall can learn important safety first lessons as part of the City’s annual Risk Watch summer program.

Presented by the Geneva Fire and Police departments, Risk Watch... Read on...

Risk Watch Details
Posted on: April 22, 2014

Boater Drowns in the Fox River; Firefighters Rescue Second Individual

At 4:27 p.m. April 19, 911 telecommunicators received reports from bystanders saying that two men using a two-person kayak lost control of the craft shortly after launching it into the Fox River.

The strong current... Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2014

No Injuries Reported in Highbury Lane House Fire

The Geneva Fire Department said there were no injuries after responding to a house fire at 2:41 a.m. March 16 at 515 Highbury Lane.

A resident called 911 reporting a building fire east of his location in the 400 block of... Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2014

Geneva Asks For Community's Assistance To Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow

As Geneva continues to deal with one of the snowiest winters on record, the Fire Department wants to remind residents to clear out the closest fire hydrant to their house.

A fast and adequate water supply for the Fire... Read on...


Police News

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

Geneva Police Urge Motorists To Use Caution When Driving Near Schools

With Geneva classrooms welcoming back students Wednesday, Aug. 20, 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... Read on...

Posted on: July 6, 2014

Geneva Police Conducting Death Investigation

Geneva Police responded to a report of a woman lying on the Union Pacific Railway tracks at 6:50 a.m. July 6 south of Esping Park, 227 Briar Lane.

A Metra conductor observed a white female laying on Track No. 2, the... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Police Patrols To Focus On Holiday Driving Safety

Geneva Police officers will be putting extra emphasis on driving safety as part of its holiday enforcement detail this weekend.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit dedicated to minimizing... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2014

Geneva Police Seeking Assistance In Solving Swedish Days Parade Burglary

The Geneva Police Department received a report of a burglary that occurred on an unsecured school bus during the Swedish Days parade June 22.

The bus, which was used to transport the South Shore Drill Team to the parade,... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2014

Geneva Police Issue Fireworks Rules, Safety Reminders

The Geneva Police Department wants residents to make safety a top priority of their Fourth of July celebration this weekend.

Both the Geneva Police and Fire Departments echo the message of the Office of the State Fire... Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2014

City Mourns The Loss Of Police Records Specialist

The City of Geneva is mourning the loss of one of our Police Records Specialists, Cathy Baldwin, who died unexpectedly at her Cortland home on June 20.

When Cathy did not arrive for work this morning, attempts were made... Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2014

Fire, Police Departments Respond To Report Of Possible Fox River Rescue

The Geneva Fire and Police departments responded to a report at 10:53 p.m. May 19 of a person “jumping” from the Union Pacific Railway trestle into the Fox River to avoid being struck by an oncoming train.

The original... Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

Geneva Police Announce Street Closures For Delnor Triathalon, Memorial Day Parade

Motorists heading to Geneva Memorial Day weekend should take note of two special events that will temporarily impact local traffic.

The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness youth triathlon will be held from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday,... Read on...

Posted on: April 24, 2014

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program April 26

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications Saturday, April 26 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Geneva Police Respond to Motorcycle Crash

Geneva Police, along with the Batavia Fire Department, responded to a report of a single vehicle motorcycle accident at 4:06 p.m. March 30 on Fabyan Parkway west of Route 25.

The investigation revealed the driver of the... Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Geneva Police Remind Residents To Put Down Cell Phones While Driving

The Geneva Police Department would like to take this opportunity to address the issue of distracted driving and remind residents that it is now against the law to be holding a cell phone while driving.

Distracted driving... Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2014

Body Of Missing Geneva Man Located in Bolingbrook

Jeffrey Talley

With great sadness, the Geneva Police Department advises that the subject of a previous missing person report filed last November in Geneva has been found deceased in Bolingbrook.

The investigation of the cause of death... Read on...