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Posted on: July 29, 2015

Patten House Featured On City's Pewter Ornament

Patten House Pewter Ornament

Looking for the perfect gift for those who live in or love Geneva? The City’s newest pewter ornament featuring the restored Patten House is now available for purchase.

The 2015 ornament depicts the home on the front and... Read on...

Shop The Geneva Store
Posted on: July 27, 2015

Randall Road Signal Improvement Project Takes Place In August

The Kane County Division of Transportation will be removing and replacing Randall Road traffic signal mast arms and equipment at four Geneva intersections during August.

Weather permitting, construction work hours will... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: July 23, 2015

Traffic Advisory: Route 31 'Road Diet' Plan Now A Reality

After finishing paving operations earlier this week, IDOT’s contractor has put down the new Route 31 “road diet” lane configuration striping July 23.

Motorists should take note the “road diet” reduces the number of... Read on...

Route 31 Road Construction Webpage
Posted on: July 1, 2015

City Newsletter: Check Out What Is In Store This Summer For Geneva

The City of Geneva's Summer Newsletter was shipped off to the community.

Find out all the news, happenings, fantastic events and more that will be taking place during the next few months. You can read the newsletter at... Read on...

Read The City's Summer Newsletter
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Geneva residents should take note that garbage collection rates will increase Wednesday, July 1 as part of the City’s five-year contract with Advanced Disposal.

A garbage sticker will now cost $3.11. However, people who... Read on...

Geneva's Garbage Collection Program
Posted on: July 7, 2015

RiverPark Summer Series Brings Family Fun To Geneva

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 seventh annual Summer Series will be held at 6 p... Read on...

RiverPark Summer Series Webpage
Posted on: July 8, 2015

Kane County To Replace Sidewalk and Bike Path On Kirk Road

The Kane County Division of Transportation will be removing and replacing sidewalk and the bike path along both sides of Kirk Road at the Illinois Prairie Path crossing starting the week of July 13.

Construction will take... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: July 9, 2015

Shakespeare In The Park Takes The Stage July 18

A night of culture and comedy returns to Geneva’s Island Park Saturday, July 18 when the Midsummer Theatre Troupe takes the stage for a free outdoor performance of “Twelfth Night” at this year’s annual Shakespeare in the... Read on...

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Geneva Police Issue Reminder About Fireworks Safety

The Geneva Police Department is echoing the message of the Office of the State Fire Marshal when it comes to the Fourth of July weekend – leave the fireworks to the experts.

Fireworks pose a danger to users and bystanders... Read on...

State Fire Marshal's Website
Posted on: June 16, 2015

City To Issue Garbage Stickers To Residents Who Experienced Storm-Related Damage June 15

Geneva residents who had water damage stemming from the June 15 storm are invited to contact the City’s Public Works Department for a limited allotment of free garbage stickers.

In order to receive stickers, residents... Read on...

City's Garbage/Recycling Collection Program
Posted on: June 15, 2015

Vote For Your Favorite Downtown Garden While Supporting Geneva Beautification

People who enjoy the downtown flowers can now cast their vote for their favorite garden as part of the Geneva Beautification Committee’s Tour des Fleurs contest.

Ten gardens are featured in the inaugural... Read on...

Tour des Fleurs Contest Webpage
Posted on: June 10, 2015

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...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Volunteers Needed To Help Weed City Hall Gardens

Spring means yard season for many people, and for the City of Geneva, that includes maintaining the City Hall gardens. With all the recent rain, we could use some dedicated volunteers to help pull weeds to make the gardens... Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

As Temperatures Warm Up, It Is Time To Protect Against West Nile Virus

The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that as temperatures warm up, we will start to see mosquitoes and possibly West Nile virus enter the area. It’s never too early for residents to inspect their homes and... Read on...

Kane County West Nile Virus Webpage
Posted on: May 7, 2015

City Accepting Applications For Vacant Advisory Board Position

Residents with a passion to volunteer are encouraged to submit an application to fill a vacancy on one of Geneva's advisory boards.

Residents interested in serving the City can submit applications until June 5 for the... Read on...

Boards/Commissions & Volunteer Application
Posted on: May 18, 2015

UPDATE: Road Work To Limit Route 38 Street Parking At Night

UPDATE: IDOT's contractor has postponed the planned overnight construction work on Route 38 between Seventh and First streets. The overnight work has been rescheduled to take place after Swedish Days on June 29... Read on...

Route 38 Construction Webpage
Posted on: May 22, 2015

Greater Geneva Art Guild Festival Of The Art Coming To Downtown May 30

Downtown Geneva will be brimming with creativity as part of the Greater Geneva Art Guild’s inaugural Festival of the Art Saturday, May 30.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to dusk on Campbell Street from Third to... Read on...

Greater Geneva Art Guild Website
Posted on: May 15, 2015

Downtown Parking Deck's New Third Level Opens This Month

The Third Street Commuter Parking Deck’s capacity will officially increased by 180 spaces May 16 with the opening of the new third tier expansion.

Construction on the $4.5 million project began in August and was funded... Read on...

Geneva Parking Information
Posted on: May 12, 2015

Geneva Urges Residents To Help Protect Local Funding

The City of Geneva is urging residents to visit www.ProtectMyTown.com to voice their opposition to Illinois leaders regarding Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposal aimed at taking local revenue to fix the state’s budget problems.... Read on...

Visit ProtectMyTown.com
Posted on: May 8, 2015

City Saves $300K Through Power Contract Negotiation; Helps Defer Future Electric Rate Increases

The City of Geneva was able to negotiate a $301,046 savings on its current power purchase contract with NextEra Energy Power Marketing, LLC.

Purchasing energy contracts allows Geneva to take advantage of low market prices... Read on...

City's YouTube Channel
Posted on: May 6, 2015

Geneva Recognizes Aldermen Brown & Flanagan For Decades Of Service; New Members Take Their Seats

As the Geneva City Council bid a fond farewell to two longtime members, two new aldermen officially took their seats on May 4.

First Ward Alderman Chuck Brown (24 years) and 4th Ward Alderman Dorothy Flanagan (22 years)... Read on...

Watch The May 4 City Council Meeting on YouTube
Posted on: May 1, 2015

IDOT Route 38 Road Construction Begins In May

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Route 38 construction operations are scheduled to move east of Randall Road into Geneva next week.

Crews anticipate starting pavement grinding on West State Street from... Read on...

Route 38 Road Construction Webpage
Posted on: April 30, 2015

Tickets Available For International Cultural Exchange Committee's Wine Tasting Party

Come enjoy a night of fine wine to support the City of Geneva’s International Cultural Exchange Committee (ICEC) as they strengthen ties to its friends in France.

The wine tasting party will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.... Read on...

International Cultural Exchange Committee Webpage
Posted on: April 30, 2015

County To Install Warning Lights At Kirk Road-Prairie Path Crossing

Kane County will be installing pedestrian warning lights on Kirk Road at the Illinois Prairie Path crossing starting the week of May 4.

Construction work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for about the next... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Gardenology Offers Great Tips To Jump Start Your Gardening Season

Novice and avid gardeners are invited to bring their questions on how to create a successful flower bed at Geneva’s Gardenology in May.

The seventh annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16 along... Read on...

Gardenology Website
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 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: 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 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 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!

Fire News

5 Stories
Posted on: May 16, 2015

Fire Strikes McDonald's Restaurant On Randall Road

The Geneva Fire Department responded to a report of a fire behind a restaurant grill at 4 a.m. May 16 at the McDonald’s located at 1812 S. Randall Road.

The first arriving engine company found flames exiting from the roof... Read on...

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...


Just the Facts

5 Stories
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 Geneva. We hope you enjoy getting "Just The Facts" on issues facing our community.... Read on...

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

Police News

11 Stories
Posted on: July 21, 2015

Road Closure, Parking Restrictions To Be In Effect During Geneva Arts Fair

With thousands of visitors expected to attend the Geneva Arts Fair this weekend, the Geneva Police Department announced a segment of South Third Street will be closed during the festival.

The Fair will be held from 10 a.m... Read on...

Geneva Arts Fair Information
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Geneva Police Issue Reminder About Fireworks Safety

The Geneva Police Department is echoing the message of the Office of the State Fire Marshal when it comes to the Fourth of July weekend – leave the fireworks to the experts.

Fireworks pose a danger to users and bystanders... Read on...

State Fire Marshal's Website
Posted on: June 22, 2015

Geneva Police Urges Caution For Those Driving To Swedish Days Festival

The Geneva Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors that the Swedish Days Festival is expected to draw large crowds to downtown Geneva Tuesday to Sunday, June 23 to 28.

There will be heavier traffic... Read on...

Swedish Days Festival Information
Posted on: May 27, 2015

Undercover Investigation Nets Prostitution Arrest

A Foot and Body Massage employee has been charged with prostitution after being arrested by Geneva Police at 1 p.m. May 26.

Police conducted an undercover investigation at the business, 629 W. State St., after receiving... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Geneva Police, Delnor To Host Child Safety Seat Event

The Geneva Police Department, in conjunction with Delnor New Life, will be conducting a free child safety seat event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 24 at the Northwestern Medicine – Delnor Hospital Campus.

Car seat... Read on...

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...