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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Third Street Commuter Parking Deck To Be Closed April 18 For Painting

The downtown commuter parking deck will be closed Saturday, April 18 as crews finish painting the new third tier expansion.

Painting work began last weekend and should be concluded on April 18. The deck is scheduled to... Read on...

Third Street Commuter Parking Deck Expansion
Posted on: April 16, 2015

Police Advise Community About ComEd Phone Scam

The Geneva Police Department is warning residents and business owners of a telephone scam where “ComEd representatives” would threaten to disconnect power service unless late payments were made over the phone.

Several... Read on...

City's Finance Division
Posted on: April 16, 2015

City To Add 103 Parkway Trees As Part Of Spring Planting Program

The City of Geneva was named a 2014 Tree City USA community for the 15 consecutive year by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

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

Geneva Parkway Tree Replacement Program
Posted on: April 15, 2015

Check Out April's Shows On Geneva Broadcast Network

Fans of Geneva Broadcast Network can enjoy a new schedule of television shows debuting throughout April.

With the arrival of spring, we took "Business Beat" to a very popular destination for yard work warriors -... Read on...

Watch The City Of Geneva On YouTube
Posted on: April 10, 2015

Donation Efforts Established For Communities Impacted By April 9 Tornado

From the Village of Kirkland via www.villageofkirkland.com

Due to the overwhelming response of donations of goods, there are no more donations being accepted as we do not have any more space to house what’s been received.... Read on...

Village of Kirkland Website
Posted on: April 9, 2015

IDOT To Begin Route 31 Road Construction This Spring

Motorists should expect daily lane closures as the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) prepares to resurface South Batavia Avenue (Route 31) in Geneva this spring.

Starting Friday, May 1, IDOT will begin a... Read on...

Route 31 Road Construction Webpage
Posted on: April 8, 2015

Geneva To Celebrate Earth Day April 18

Bring the entire family to Peck Farm Park Saturday, April 18 as Geneva goes green for Earth Day thanks to the City’s Natural Resources Committee and Geneva Park District.

The eighth annual event will be held from 11 a.m.... Read on...

Geneva Natural Resources Committee Webpage
Posted on: April 7, 2015

County's Randall Road Traffic Signalization Improvements Start This Spring

NEWS RELEASE COURTESY OF THE KANE COUNTY DIVISION OF TRANSPORTATION

The Kane County Division of Transportation will be upgrading traffic signal equipment at 16 intersections along Randall Road from Fabyan Parkway to... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: April 2, 2015

Read The Latest Geneva Happenings In The City's Spring Newsletter

The City of Geneva's quarterly newsletter has arrived providing you with plenty of news and information you can use for the spring season.

Articles included in this issue are road construction updates (Routes 31 and... Read on...

2015 Spring Newsletter
Posted on: March 26, 2015

Geneva's 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Contest Returns This Spring

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Geneva residents can leave their artistic mark on our community this spring by participating in the “Art on Fire” hydrant design program.

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

'Art on Fire' Application
Posted on: March 30, 2015

City Will Be Flushing Fire Hydrants Starting In April

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a six-week period starting Monday, April 6 as part of an ongoing maintenance program.

Hydrants will be flushed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to... Read on...

Fire Hydrant Flushing Progress Map
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Route 38 Construction Prep Work Starts April 1

Motorists traveling on State Street should expect daily lane closures in April as crews start preliminary work on the Route 38 construction project, which will begin in earnest come mid-May.

Starting Wednesday, April 1,... Read on...

Route 38 Construction Webpage
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Geneva Earns Excellence In Financial Reporting Honors

The City of Geneva’s 2013-14 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...

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Posted on: March 27, 2015

Eat Your Art Out! Raises $15,000 For The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission is thrilled to report it raised $15,000 during its Eat Your Art Out! gala fundraiser March 7.

The second annual event held at the Herrington Inn & Spa provided a night of fine dining... Read on...

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Geneva's Monthly Brush Program Starts In April

Geneva residents looking to tidy up their yard this spring should take note that the City’s 2015 brush collection starts in April.

The monthly brush program is intended for the disposal of tree limbs and branches that are... Read on...

Geneva Brush Collection Program
Posted on: March 12, 2015

Residents Invited To Coyote Awareness Workshop

Geneva residents wanting to learn how to live with coyotes in our area can attend a community workshop at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 30 at the City’s Public Works Department, 1800 South St.

Lynsey White Dasher, Director of... Read on...

Register For Coyote Community Workshop
Posted on: March 23, 2015

Demolition Of Former Cetron Factory To Take Place This Spring

Construction crews have started demolition on the former Cetron factory on Monday, March 23.

Richards Street will be closed from Hamilton to Peyton streets during construction hours. Demolition is expected to take... Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Overhead Electric Wire Replacement Program To Start This Spring

Overhead electric wires and select utility poles are scheduled to be replaced in several areas across Geneva this spring starting the week of March 23.

The City’s contractor, Mohawk Electric, is set to perform work in the... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Route 38 Road Construction To Start This Spring

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be resurfacing Route 38 from the western border of Kane County to First Street in downtown Geneva this spring.

The project is anticipated to start in late March or... Read on...

Sign Up For Road Construction Updates
Posted on: March 3, 2015

‘West Suburban Living’ Readers Love Geneva

The City of Geneva was ranked the number one place to live by readers of the "West Suburban Magazine" 19th annual “Best of the West” survey.

Readers were asked which town (other than their own) would they like to... Read on...

WSL 'Best Of The West' Survey
Posted on: March 2, 2015

Wine, Cheese & Trees Event Raises Money To Reforest City's Downtown Parkways

An entertaining evening of fine wine paired with tasty appetizers and a live auction will help bolster the City of Geneva’s downtown parkway tree canopy.

The fourth annual Wine, Cheese and Trees fundraiser will take place... Read on...

Purchase Wine, Cheese & Tree Tickets
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... Read on...

"Just The Facts" - Income Tax Plan
Posted on: February 24, 2015

Geneva Film Festival Coming March 12-14

Cinema fans will enjoy more than 30 independent movies from across the globe as part of the eighth annual Geneva Film Festival being held Thursday to Saturday, March 12 to 14.

The festival showcases feature-length and... Read on...

Geneva Film Festival Website
Posted on: February 25, 2015

IDOT To Improve Kirk Road Pedestrian Crossing

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be making improvements to an existing pedestrian crossing on Kirk Road at the Illinois Prairie Path (north of Averill Road) this spring.

The project will consist of... Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Mayors Caucus Statement On Governor Rauner's Proposed Reduction Of Local Government Funds

The following news release is from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus:

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is extremely disappointed in Governor Rauner’s call to reduce the local share of the State income tax by 50 percent which... Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Kane County Planning To Install Stop Lights At Fabyan & Kaneville Intersection

Kane County has announced plans to install new stop lights at the intersection of Fabyan Parkway and Kaneville Road on the City's southwest side in 2015.

The County's Division of Transportation notified the City of... Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2015

Geneva Earns 2014 Snowfighting Award

Geneva was one of 63 communities in the United States and Canada to be named a 2014 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute.

The City has received national recognition for the second... Read on...

Geneva's Snow Removal Operations
Posted on: February 6, 2015

Eat Your Art Out! Gala Returns To Delight The Senses

A night of fine dining combined with exquisite art awaits guests attending the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s second annual Eat Your Art Out! gala fundraiser Saturday, March 7.

This unique and exclusive event will be... Read on...

Purchase Tickets For Eat Your Art Out!
Posted on: January 30, 2015

Downtown Parking Deck Set To Reopen In February

Commuters will be able to return to their familiar morning routine when the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck reopens Sunday, Feb. 1 for the first time in six months.

The first two levels of the deck will be available... Read on...

Parking Deck Construction Webpage
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...

Route 31 Road Diet Webpage
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: December 15, 2014

Tymoszenko Named Geneva's New Economic Development Director

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...


Fire News

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Posted on: February 20, 2015

Geneva Fire Department Issues Ice Safety Tips

Winter offers a variety of recreational options, but the Geneva Fire Department reminds residents to be safe when ice over water is involved.

Those who enjoy ice fishing, snowmobiling, sledding and ice skating need to be... Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

No Injuries Reported In Whittington Drive House Fire

Nobody was injured during a house fire that took place around 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at 945 Whittington Drive on Geneva’s east side.

The Geneva Fire Department responded to the home after the residents called 911 to report their... Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Fire Department Alerts Community About Fire Extinguisher Recall Notice

The Geneva Fire Department urges residents to check their fire extinguishers to make sure they are not part of a national recall notice.

Kidde is recalling 31 models of plastic disposable fire extinguishers - about 4.7... Read on...

Kidde Extinguisher Recall Notice
Posted on: February 4, 2015

Residents Urged To Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow

After Geneva was hit by 16 inches of snow last weekend, 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 Department can make... Read on...

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...


Just the Facts

5 Stories
Posted on: March 17, 2015

Fact: Unfunded State Mandates Report

This report was completed by the Illinois Municipal League in response to the Governor's appointment of the Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates Task Force.

State legislators have suggested we put... Read on...

Unfunded State Mandates Report
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... Read on...

How Will This Impact Geneva
Posted on: October 29, 2014

Rumor: Vacant Dominick's Store Property

RUMOR: Mariano’s grocery store is exploring the possibility opening a location in Geneva's vacant Dominick’s store.

FACT: The City approached Mariano's in 2011 when they first came into the market several years ago... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Rumor: Annexing Property Along Kirk Road

RUMOR: The City of Geneva is annexing property along Kirk Road without the property owners’ permission.

FACT: The City of Geneva has not annexed any property along Kirk Road (or anywhere else) without the property... Read on...

City's Southeast Master Plan
Posted on: October 8, 2014

Welcome to "Just The Facts"

FACTS VERSUS RUMORS
Eliminating Misperceptions

Just The Facts" is dedicated to eliminating and clarifying misperceptions in the Geneva. We hope you enjoy getting "Just The Facts" on issues facing our community.... Read on...


Police News

10 Stories
Posted on: April 16, 2015

Police Advise Community About ComEd Phone Scam

The Geneva Police Department is warning residents and business owners of a telephone scam where “ComEd representatives” would threaten to disconnect power service unless late payments were made over the phone.

Several... Read on...

City's Finance Division
Posted on: March 11, 2015

State, Geneva Police To Conduct Roadside Safety Check

Illinois State Police District 2 and Geneva Police Department will conduct a joint roadside safety check during the weekend of March 13.

The Illinois State Police has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois.... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2015

Geneva Police Execute Search Warrant In Canadian Weapons Investigation

At the request of the Halifax Regional Police, the Geneva Police Department executed a search warrant at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Geneva residence of the 23-year old woman that Canadian authorities currently have in custody.... Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Geneva Police Assist Canadian Authorities With Weapons-Related Threat

The Geneva Police Department was contacted by Halifax Regional Police Department (Canada) Feb. 13 in reference to assisting with an ongoing investigation.

The investigation involved a 23-year old Geneva resident possibly... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Man Charged With Assault, Battery In Connection With Delnor Hospital Incident

A Campton Hills man has been taken into custody in Indiana and now faces several felony charges in connection with an alleged attack of a relative at Delnor Hospital Jan. 27.

Justin B. Patzer, 31, has been charged with... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Police Search For Delnor Hospital Lockdown Suspect

Geneva Police are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance in tracking down an armed man that prompted a lockdown of the Delnor Hospital campus Jan. 27.

Police were dispatched at 9:35 a.m. to the hospital, 300 S.... Read on...

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 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 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