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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...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Winter Newsletter: Catch Up On All Things Geneva

The City of Geneva's Winter Newsletter has been shipped out with plenty of news and information you can use to get through the season.

Learn about the City's plowing operations, changes in our Economic Development... Read on...

2015 Winter Newsletter
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: November 19, 2014

Take Note Of the City's Holiday Hours, Garbage Collection Schedule

Residents needing to conduct business with the City of Geneva around the holidays should take note of our holiday schedule.

City Hall and all City buildings, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be... Read on...

Posted on: December 15, 2014

Tymoszenko Named Geneva's New Economic Development Director

Cathleen Tymoszenko

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...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Geneva Issues Winter Parking, Snow Plowing Operation Reminders

With a Winter Weather Advisory calling for snow today, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents about parking regulations to ensure plowing operations run smoothly and efficiently throughout the community.

When... Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2014

Patten House Restaurant Recognized With Mayor's Choice For Business Investment Award

Mayor's Choice Award - Patten House

The Patten House of Geneva Restaurant and Bar was honored with the third annual Mayor’s Choice Award for Business Investment by restoring and preserving the historic character of their new location at 124 S. Second St... Read on...

Tour the Patten House on "Business Beat"
Posted on: October 31, 2014

Watch 'Art For All' On Geneva Broadcast Network, YouTube

Mayor Kevin Burns recognized many talented students during the 14th year of the "Art For All" program Oct. 29 at City Hall.

Fifty students from five schools were honored for their artistic talents, including... Read on...

Watch 'Art For All' Ceremony
Posted on: October 24, 2014

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

Geneva’s downtown tree inventory received another boost this fall thanks to a $10,000 donation from the City’s Natural Resources Committee (NRC).

The money will reimburse the City for the purchase of 25 new trees, which... Read on...

Learn More About The Geneva NRC
Posted on: October 15, 2014

City Of Geneva Expands Social Media Presence With YouTube, Instagram Accounts

Geneva continues to look for new ways to connect with residents, merchants and other community stakeholders with an expanded social media lineup that now includes YouTube and Instagram.

People can watch current shows... Read on...

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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

Fire News

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Posted on: October 13, 2014

Emergency Management Agency Seeking Volunteers

The Geneva Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is seeking volunteers for severe weather spotting, traffic management, festival crowd control and other emergency-related tasks.

The agency assists both the Geneva Police and... Read on...


Police News

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Posted on: December 26, 2014

Police Investigating Dead Body Found At Geneva Golf Club

Geneva Police and Fire departments were dispatched at 1:29 p.m. Dec. 26 to investigate a dead body located in a creek at the Geneva Golf Club, 831 South St.

Upon their arrival, safety personnel found a man lying face down... Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2014

Police Increase Seat Belt Enforcement Over Holidays

The Geneva Police Department is reminding residents to fasten their seat belts and drive safely during the holiday season or run the risk of receiving a ticket.

From Friday, Dec. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 4, Geneva Police will... Read on...

Buckle Up Illinois Website
Posted on: December 11, 2014

Police Announce Roadside Safety Check Results

The following news release was written by the Illinois State Police:

The Illinois State Police announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check held during the late evening hours of Dec. 5, and early morning hours of Dec.... Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2014

Police To Be Conducting Training Exercise At Church

The Geneva Police Department will be conducting an active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. Second St.

The training will take place indoors during two... Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2014

Police Report More Catalytic Converter Thefts

The Geneva Police Department and several other surrounding communities have continued to experience a rash of catalytic converter thefts from unattended parked vehicles.

Since October, eight catalytic converter thefts... Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

Geneva Police Warn Residents Of IRS Tax Scam

Numerous Geneva residents have reported receiving tax scam phone calls from people identifying themselves as being from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The callers are demanding payment for taxes allegedly owed and... Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Catalytic Converters Targeted In Recent Thefts

The Geneva Police Department has reported six recent thefts of catalytic convertors from vehicles parked in two commuter lots near the downtown Metra Station.

These thefts have occurred primarily during the day time hours... Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Report Of Student Seen With Gun Deemed Unfounded

Geneva Police have determined a report of a teenager allegedly seen with a handgun waiting for a school bus this morning has proven unfounded and no children were ever at risk.

Police received a call from a resident about... Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Geneva Police Warn Residents About Utility Phone Scam

The Geneva Police Department wants to make residents aware of a potential scam involving phone calls threatening to shut off people’s utility services.

We are aware of phone calls coming from an 800 area code number... Read on...

City's Finance Division