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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Come Make Your Mark On Geneva During The 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Contest

Geneva once again is providing a unique opportunity to local artists this spring: bring your creative spirit to life on one of the City’s fire hydrants.

The City of Geneva, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking artists to adop...Read on...

'Art On Fire' Application
Posted on: April 21, 2016

Scheduled Water Rate Increase Coming In May

Geneva’s residential, business and industrial water and sewer customers should take note that scheduled rate increases will take place starting with their May utility bills.

To be in compliance with new state regulations, Geneva had to increase its ra...Read on...

Water/Sewer Rate Information
Posted on: April 18, 2016

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program April 30

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications Saturday, April 30 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn in their medications from...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Geneva Public Works To Hold Open House On Road Construction Program

Geneva residents are invited to an open house Tuesday, April 26 at City Hall Council Chambers, 109 James St. that will detail the City’s 2016 street improvement program.

General road construction concerns will be addressed from 6 to 7 p.m. Residents ca...Read on...

2016 Street Improvement Project
Posted on: April 14, 2016

City Seeks Volunteers For Arbor Day Tree Planting

The City of Geneva is putting the call out for community volunteers to help plant a Red Oak tree at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at Wheeler Park, 822 N. First St. (Route 31).

The City is planting the tree in conjunction with the Geneva Park District to c...Read on...

Parkway Tree Replacement Program
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Geneva's Spring Newsletter Now Available

Check out on the latest news and happenings in Geneva with the City's spring E-newsletter, which was sent out April 7.

The newsletter has stories on the Geneva being named the best place to live, changes in City leadership, fire hydrant flushing, brush...Read on...

Geneva Spring Newsletter
Posted on: April 7, 2016

Geneva Earth Day Celebration Scheduled For April 23

Geneva families are invited to go green during a fun-filled Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 23 at Peck Farm Park.

The ninth annual event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road, is sponsored by the City’s...Read on...

Earth Day Event Flyer
Posted on: April 4, 2016

Mike Antenore Appointed Geneva Fire Chief

Michael Antenore

The Geneva City Council tonight has approved the appointment of 20-year firefighter veteran Michael Antenore as the City’s next Fire Chief starting this summer.

Lt. Antenore will be replacing Fire Chief Steve Olson, who announced his retirement effecti...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Fire Chief Olson Announces Retirement

Fire Chief Steve Olson

After leading the Geneva Fire Department during a time of substantial growth and change in the community for the past two decades, Fire Chief Steve Olson has announced his retirement effective June 30.

“Four decades of service to the citizens and busi...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Kane County Electronics Recycling Events Returning

News Release Courtesy of the Kane County Recycling Program Office:

It is true that the two remaining Kane County weekday drop-offs in St. Charles and West Dundee are closing indefinitely as of April 8, but there is no need to panic!

The Kane Count...Read on...

Kane County Recycles
Posted on: March 22, 2016

City Will Be Flushing Fire Hydrants Starting In April

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, April 4 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...

Spring Fire Hydrant Flushing Progress Map
Posted on: March 21, 2016

Geneva's Monthly Brush Program Starts In April

Geneva residents looking to tackle some yard work this spring should take note that the City’s 2016 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 own...Read on...

Brush Collection
Posted on: March 23, 2016

Geneva Offers Condolences To Belgium Following Terrorist Attacks

Similar to Paris just a few short months ago, Geneva is once again offering its thoughts and sympathies to Europe following the terrorist attacks that killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more in Belgium this week.

Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns i...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

Parking Deck Project Wins Chicago Chapter Award From The American Public Works Association

APWA Award Photo

Geneva’s third tier parking deck expansion has earned its second “Project of the Year” award from the American Public Works Association (APWA), this time from the Chicago Metro Chapter.

The City won in the Structures Category for projects less than $...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Geneva Ranked Second Safest City In Illinois

After being ranked as the top place to live in the western suburbs, Geneva also has been named one of the safest communities in Illinois.

BackgroundChecks.org. released its 2016 study this week listing Geneva second on its list of 50 safest cities in t...Read on...

Safest Cities In Illinois Study
Posted on: March 10, 2016

Kane County To Resume Randall Road Traffic Signal Improvements

The Kane County Division of Transportation is scheduled to upgrade traffic signals along Randall Road in March that may cause some travel delays.

Starting March 16, removal and replacement of traffic signal mast arms and equipment will begin at the int...Read on...

Flashing Yellow Turn Arrows
Posted on: March 9, 2016

Geneva Police Department Issues Warning About IRS Scam

With tax filing season taking place, the Geneva Police Department wants to remind residents to be careful not to fall victim of an IRS phone scam.

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing the...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

Dawkins Appointed Next City Administrator

Stephanie Dawkins

After serving as the City’s Assistant City Administrator/Director of Administrative Services for the past eight years, Stephanie Dawkins has been named Geneva’s next City Administrator starting this spring.

The Geneva City Council tonight approved the...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

Commander Passarelli Appointed Police Chief

Eric Passarelli

The Geneva City Council tonight has approved the appointment of Police Commander Eric Passarelli as the City’s next Police Chief starting this spring.

The 22-year veteran of the Geneva Police Department will be replacing Police Chief Steve Mexin, who ...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Police Chief Mexin Announces Retirement

Police Chief Steve Mexin

Police Chief Steve Mexin will be retiring effective May 6 after leading Geneva’s Police Department for the past eight years.

Chief Mexin decided to retire to spend more time with his family, pursue volunteer opportunities and explore other personal int...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

City Administrator Mary McKittrick Set To Retire

City Administrator Mary McKittrick

After leading Geneva’s government operations for the past eight years, City Administrator Mary McKittrick will be retiring effective June 10.

McKittrick decided to retire to spend more time with her family, traveling and enjoying the next chapter in he...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2016

Geneva Takes Top Honors In West Suburban Living's 'Best Of The West'

"West Suburban Living" Magazine readers once again ranked Geneva as a top community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of the 2016 "Best of the West."

The magazine ranked voter choices for the best the western suburbs have to offer in more than...Read on...

View the "Best Of The West" Rankings
Posted on: March 1, 2016

Text To 911 Service Now Available In Geneva

Very seldom is an announcement made that introduces new technology to a community that is followed with a plea not to use it unless absolutely necessary. But that is exactly what is occurring with the notice that text to 911 service is now available in Ge...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2016

Geneva Film Festival Adds Fourth Screening Site

Downtown Geneva will be buzzing with cinematic activity as part of the ninth annual Geneva Film Festival being held Thursday to Saturday, March 10 to 12.

The festival will showcase 36 feature-length and short documentaries, narrative films, animated sh...Read on...

Geneva Film Festival Website
Posted on: February 18, 2016

Geneva's Financial Reporting Earns National Award For Third Straight Year

The City of Geneva’s 2014-15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) received the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Cana...Read on...

Budget & Financial Documents
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Wine, Cheese & Trees Fundraiser Continues Efforts To Reforest City's Downtown Parkways

An evening full of fine wine, delicious treats and a live auction sounds like a perfect night out and goes a long way toward planting more parkway trees in downtown Geneva.

The fifth annual Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser will take place from 7 to 10 p...Read on...

Purchase Wine, Cheese & Trees Tickets
Posted on: February 3, 2016

Geneva Wins Snowfighting Award For Third Straight Year

Geneva was one of 90 communities in the United States and Canada to be named a 2015 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute.

The City has received national recognition for the third consecutive year for excellence in env...Read on...

"At Your Service - Snowplowing"
Posted on: January 22, 2016

Commander Passarelli Named President Of Kane County Chiefs Of Police Association

Geneva Police Commander Eric Passarelli will serve as president of the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association for 2016.

Passarelli has been an association member for the past seven years, including the past two on the group’s executive board. He was ...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

ComEd Tree Trimming Program Resumes In Geneva This Winter

Starting in January, Commonwealth Edison will begin trimming trees in various sections of Geneva.

While the City operates its own electric utility, there are ComEd power lines that run through Geneva, including to our substations. ComEd has provided t...Read on...

ComEd Tree Trimming Maps & Information
Posted on: December 31, 2015

Geneva Parking Deck Project Garners American Public Works Association Award

Geneva’s third tier parking deck expansion has been selected as a “Project of the Year” by the American Public Works Association Fox Valley Branch (APWA).

The City won in the Structures Category for projects less than $5 million. The APWA branch awar...Read on...

Posted on: December 29, 2015

Tickets Now Available For Geneva Film Festival's Winter Sampler Jan. 9

The Geneva Film Festival is featuring its best family-friendly short films from its first eight seasons during a special Winter Sampler event Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Geneva Park District’s Playhouse 38, 524 W. State St.

The Winter Sampler is broken dow...Read on...

Geneva Film Festival Website
Posted on: December 28, 2015

City Announces Christmas Tree Collection Schedule

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. 4 and Jan. 11 by Advanced Disposal, the...Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2015

Mandated State Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades Prompt Utility Bill Increases

Water and sanitary sewer rates for Geneva’s residential, business and industrial customers will increase starting with their next utility bill.

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is mandating all wastewater plants along the Fox River l...Read on...

Water & Sewer Rate Information
Posted on: December 1, 2015

County's Electronics Recycling Program Ending In Geneva

Changes made by Kane County’s electronics recycling vendor has resulted in the closing of the collection site at Geneva’s Public Works Department, 1800 South St. The last day to drop off old electronics is Tuesday, Dec. 15.

With state law prohibiting d...Read on...

List Of Accepted Electronic Items
Posted on: November 19, 2015

Geneva Issues Winter Parking, Snow Plow Operations Reminders

With snow in the forecast for this weekend, 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 ...Read on...

Geneva Snow Removal Operations
Posted on: November 24, 2015

Geneva To Hold Special Brush Collection; Resume Zone C Curbside Leaf Pickup Nov. 30

DEC. 7 UPDATE: The Special Brush Collection has been completed. Next pickup Is spring 2016. The curbside leaf collection for Zone C also has been finished.

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Due to the excessive amount of tree storm damage this month, ...Read on...

Leaf Collection Information
Posted on: October 14, 2015

UPDATE: Final Curbside Leaf Collection For Southwest Geneva Postponed Until Nov. 30

UPDATE: Due to the snow this weekend, the curbside leaf collection scheduled for the southwest side of Geneva (Zone C) has been postponed from Nov. 23 to Nov. 30.

Please call Public Works at 630-232-1501. The information below is our original announcem...Read on...

Geneva Fall Leaf Collection Program
Posted on: November 13, 2015

Kane County’s Randall Road Traffic Signal Upgrades Continue at Keslinger & Williamsburg

Starting Nov. 18, Kane County’s Division of Transportation will begin the removal and replacement of traffic signal mast arms and equipment on Randall Road at Keslinger Road and Williamsburg Avenue in Geneva.

The work will require closure of the side s...Read on...

Kane County's Yellow Turn Arrow Project
Posted on: November 11, 2015

Brick Paver Work To Impact Traffic At State & First Streets Next Week

Motorists traveling through downtown Geneva next week should expect some traffic delays with brick pavers being replaced at the intersection of State (Route 38) and First (Route 31) streets.

Weather permitting, construction hours will be 8 a.m. to 3:30...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2015

25N Coworking Wins Mayor's Choice Award For Business And Real Estate Development

25N Coworking has been recognized with the fourth annual Mayor’s Choice Award for significant contributions in business and real estate development after transforming a former bank into a community office space for working professionals in downtown Geneva...Read on...

Watch 25N Coworking On "Business Beat"
Posted on: November 2, 2015

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

The Steeple Walk returns Sunday, Dec. 6 to usher in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches.

The holiday tradition will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Two audience groups will attend 20-m...Read on...

Purchase Steeple Walk Tickets
Posted on: October 27, 2015

Route 31 Water Main Replacement Project Starts In November

The City will be replacing a 70-year-old water main on Route 31 from North Street to the Geneva’s northern boundary limit starting Monday, Nov. 2.

Bolder Contractors, Inc. anticipates construction will last about three weeks followed by another three w...Read on...

Route 31 Water Main Replacement Webpage
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 Gleneagle Drive and Fargo Boulevard in Geneva.

The work will require closure of the side...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: 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

Fire News

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

Mike Antenore Appointed Geneva Fire Chief

Michael Antenore

The Geneva City Council tonight has approved the appointment of 20-year firefighter veteran Michael Antenore as the City’s next Fire Chief starting this summer.

Lt. Antenore will be replacing Fire Chief Steve Olson, who announced his retirement effecti...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Fire Chief Olson Announces Retirement

Fire Chief Steve Olson

After leading the Geneva Fire Department during a time of substantial growth and change in the community for the past two decades, Fire Chief Steve Olson has announced his retirement effective June 30.

“Four decades of service to the citizens and busi...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Text To 911 Service Now Available In Geneva & Tri-Cities Area

Very seldom is an announcement made that introduces new technology to a community that is followed with a plea not to use it unless absolutely necessary. But that is exactly what is occurring with the notice that text to 911 service is now available in Ge...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2016

No Injuries Reported In House Fire On Conant Court

Nobody was injured during a house fire that appears to have started from the careless discard of smoking materials just before 9 a.m. Feb. 8 at 2743 Conant Court.

A resident called 911 after returning home to find smoke coming from the garage of the we...Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Fire Department To Perform Water Flow Testing On City's West Side

Geneva will be conducting water flow tests on fire hydrants between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the next several weekdays primarily on the City’s west side.

Residents living in the following areas might experience rusty water during or immediately after th...Read on...


Police News

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program April 30

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications Saturday, April 30 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn in their medications from...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Geneva Police Ask Residents To Be Vigilant Following Daytime Residential Burglary

Geneva Police are requesting residents to be mindful of suspicious behavior in their neighborhood following a residential burglary reported at 12:50 p.m. March 28 in the 1000 block of Westfield Course.

Officers discovered a rear window was broken to ga...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Pedestrian Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle Near Shopping Center

An 85-year-old Geneva woman has been hospitalized after being struck by a car at 7:22 a.m. March 29 in the 2500 block of Miller Road.

The initial investigation revealed the woman was walking southbound near the entrance to the Shops of Randall Square. ...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Geneva Ranked Second Safest City In Illinois

After being ranked as the top place to live in the western suburbs, Geneva also has been named one of the safest communities in Illinois.

BackgroundChecks.org. released its 2016 study this week listing Geneva second on its list of 50 safest cities in t...Read on...

Safest Cities In Illinois Study
Posted on: March 9, 2016

Geneva Police Department Issues Warning About IRS Scam

With tax filing season taking place, the Geneva Police Department wants to remind residents to be careful not to fall victim of an IRS phone scam.

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing the...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

Commander Passarelli Appointed Geneva Police Chief

Eric Passarelli

The Geneva City Council tonight has approved the appointment of Police Commander Eric Passarelli as the City’s next Police Chief starting this spring.

The 22-year veteran of the Geneva Police Department will be replacing Police Chief Steve Mexin, who ...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Police Chief Mexin Announces Retirement

Police Chief Steve Mexin

Police Chief Steve Mexin will be retiring effective May 6 after leading Geneva’s Police Department for the past eight years.

Chief Mexin decided to retire to spend more time with his family, pursue volunteer opportunities and explore other personal int...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Text To 911 Service Now Available In Geneva & Tri-Cities Area

Very seldom is an announcement made that introduces new technology to a community that is followed with a plea not to use it unless absolutely necessary. But that is exactly what is occurring with the notice that text to 911 service is now available in Ge...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

St. Charles Man Charged With Criminal Trespassing After Entering Geneva Home

A 44-year-old St. Charles man was arrested by Geneva Police this morning after allegedly breaking into a home in the 2900 block of Adamson Drive.

John C. Reed has been charged with two felony counts of criminal trespassing and resisting a peace officer...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

State's Attorney's Office: Geneva Woman Charged With Murdering Husband

The following news release was distributed by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office:

A Geneva woman has been charged for intentionally poisoning her husband to death.

Julia L. Gutierrez, 53 (d.o.b. 8-3-1962), of the 1-99 block of Crissey Avenue,...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Geneva Police Conducting Death Investigation

Officers from the Geneva Police Department, with assistance of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force, are conducting a death investigation after a man was found deceased in his home at 39 Crissey Ave.

At around 6:19 p.m. Jan. 28, Geneva police office...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Commander Passarelli Named President Of Kane County Chiefs Of Police Association

Geneva Police Commander Eric Passarelli will serve as president of the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association for 2016.

Passarelli has been an association member for the past seven years, including the past two on the group’s executive board. He was ...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2015

Geneva Awarded $5,000 Railroad Safety Grant

The City of Geneva was awarded a $5,000 grant by Union Pacific to help promote safety around the Third Street railroad crossing.

The money was presented to the City in large part to the attention Geneva Police have given monitoring motorist and pedestr...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2015

Police Hosting Crime Prevention Meeting Nov. 18

The Geneva Police Department is inviting residents and business owners to attend a crime prevention meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Geneva City Hall’s Council Chambers, 109 James St.

Presentation topics will include theft prevention, personal s...Read on...

Police Crime Prevention Webpage