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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Eat Your Art Out! Gala Returns To Delight The Senses

Eat Your Art Out!

Ring in the upcoming holiday season with a philanthropic feast as the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission hosts its third annual Eat Your Art Out! Gala fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 5.

This unique and exclusive event features a night of fine dining combined wi...Read on...

Purchase Eat Your Art Out! Tickets
Posted on: September 22, 2016

Moore House Depicted On City's Pewter Ornament

2016 Pewter Ornament

Geneva is well-known for its unique shopping experience, and the home that helped create the vision of Third Street is featured on the City’s newest pewter ornament now available for purchase.

The 2016 ornament depicts the Moore House – now home to Th...Read on...

Shop The Geneva Store
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Demolition Underway For Mill Race Inn Building

Demolition of the vacant Mill Race Inn restaurant in downtown Geneva started Sept. 21 after the City granted a permit to Shodeen Construction Co. Sept. 19.

Crews will be removing the superstructure and portions of the existing foundation that surround ...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2016

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants Starting Sept. 26

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, Sept. 26 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...

Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing Progress Map
Posted on: September 13, 2016

IDOT Route 38 Sidewalk Project Scheduled For This Fall

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be removing and replacing non-compliant ADA sidewalk ramps and curbs along Route 38 this fall in seven communities, including Geneva.

Construction is scheduled to take place at most intersections be...Read on...

IDOT Route 38 Sidewalk Project
Posted on: September 19, 2016

Kane County Reinstates Electronics Recycling Program

After suspending the program for several months, Kane County has restarted electronics recycling operations with three weekday sites and monthly collection events.

Most electronics remain free to recycle, but the program will now charge residents a fee...Read on...

Kane County Recycles
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Geneva High School students will celebrate Homecoming this weekend with their traditional parade Friday, Sept. 23 that will require several streets be closed for motorists.

State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 ...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 18 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon race course.

The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva, impacting downtown streets and main arterial roa...Read on...

Fox Valley Marathon Website
Posted on: September 2, 2016

2017 Consolidated Election Candidate Guide Available Online

Geneva residents interested in running for a seat on the City Council in 2017 can find a candidate guide posted on the City’s website.

The guide provides election information on how to file for candidacy, as well as all required forms, under the “For R...Read on...

Consolidated Election Candidate Guide
Posted on: August 31, 2016

Police Offer Tips To Prevent Neighborhood Crime

The Geneva Police Department reminds residents to take preventative measures to protect their valuables after an increase in thefts and burglaries have been reported from unlocked cars and homes in August.

The incidents have occurred both during the d...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

Kane County To Inspect Kirk Road Bridge Sept. 7-8

The Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) will inspect the Kirk Road bridge over the Union Pacific railroad on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 7-8, weather permitting.

This work, which will take place immediately south of State Street (Route 38),...Read on...

KDOT Traffic Advisories
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Fire Hydrant Flow Testing Extended To Next Week

The Geneva Fire Department will continue to flow test fire hydrants on the City’s east side Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30.

The department had hoped to finish testing hydrants this week in areas east of the Fox River, but firefighters were pulled off t...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 29

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Monday, Aug. 29 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 29 into Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Clar...Read on...

City's Mosquito Management Program
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Kane County To Begin Pavement Preservation Project Aug. 30

Kane County will begin applying an asphalt sealer/rejuvenator on the county routes, including several that run through Geneva, starting Tuesday, Aug. 30.

These roads have been resurfaced within the last two years. The material placed on the road will e...Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Downtown Brick Work Project Expected To Start Aug. 29

A City contractor will be repairing and replacing bricks along several segments of Third Street in downtown Geneva starting Monday, Aug. 29.

RLS Landscaping will be working at the following locations next week:

• Northeast corner of Third and James ...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Geneva Police Remind Motorists To Use Caution When Driving Near Schools

As summer draws to a close, the Geneva Police Department wants motorists to be mindful of children walking to school starting Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Police officers will have a visible presence in school zones and neighborhoods surrounding school building...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Mill Race Inn Demolition Permit Review Underway

The City’s Building Division has received a permit application from Shodeen Construction Co. for the selective demolition of the long-vacant Mill Race Inn property located at 4 E. State St. in downtown Geneva.

The applicant is seeking approval for the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Kane County To Seal Cracks On Kirk Road In Geneva

Starting the week of Aug. 8, the Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) will be crack sealing portions of several highways, including portions of Kirk Road in Geneva.

Operations will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day for about four weeks...Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Geneva Police Respond to Fatal Accident on Fabyan Parkway Aug. 10

On August 10th, 2016, at 4:36 p.m. Geneva Police and Batavia Fire Department were dispatched to a serious accident with injuries at the intersection of Fabyan Parkway and the Settlers Hill Golf Course entrance. According to witnesses, a subject who was op...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 3, 2016

City Parking Lots To Be Closed For Sealcoating

Three downtown Geneva parking lots are scheduled to be closed Wednesday, Aug. 10 for resurfacing work.

Hastings Asphalt Services, the City’s contractor, will be sealcoating and striping the parking lots at:

• 19 N. Fourth St. (south of Hamilton Stre...Read on...

Parking Lot Project Map
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Know How To Properly Report Power Outages To The City

What should you do when a power outage occurs? First, check to see if your neighbors have power or if the street lights are still working.

If they are, check your electrical panel for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. If the power still is out ...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Geneva Named Seventh Safest Mid-Sized City In Illinois

Geneva was ranked the seventh safest mid-sized city in Illinois according to recent FBI crime stats and information sourced by the financial organization ValuePenguin.

Data was collected from the 2014 FBI crime statistics with the study giving more emp...Read on...

Safest Places In Illinois Study
Posted on: July 12, 2016

Downtown Garden Contest Returns To Help Support Geneva Beautification Committee

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

Seven gardens are featured in the second annual contest/fundraiser that will run through We...Read on...

Cast Your Vote In The Tour des Fleurs Contest
Posted on: July 26, 2016

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For July 26

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Tuesday, July 26 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting July 26 into Wednesday, July 27.

C...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Geneva Arts Fair Returns To Downtown July 23-24

Express your originality with the artwork you discover at Geneva's nationally-acclaimed outdoor gallery of juried art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24.

The unprecedented Geneva Arts Fair transforms the downtown into a venue for ov...Read on...

Geneva Arts Fair
Posted on: July 14, 2016

Mosquito Spraying Set For July 14 After West Nile Virus Detected In Trap

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor is scheduled to spray an application of insecticide citywide Thursday, July 14 after levels of West Nile Virus were detected in a mosquito trap on the City’s east side July 8.

Spraying is set to take place from du...Read on...

Kane County Health Department Website
Posted on: July 12, 2016

Geneva Police Thankful For Community Support

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

The City of Geneva, and more specifically the members of the Geneva Police Department, would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to our community for all they have done to show their support for the police department following the tragic events that occurr...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

Sidewalk, Curb Repairs Expected To Start in July

Sidewalk and curb repairs are scheduled to take place throughout Geneva the week of July 11, weather permitting.

The City's contractor, Strada Construction, anticipates finishing the project in about a week.

A map of scheduled sidewalk and curb repa...Read on...

Sidewalk Construction Map
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

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

A garbage sticker will now cost $3.25. However, people who purchased stickers at the previous rate of $3...Read on...

Geneva's Garbage & Recycling Information
Posted on: June 27, 2016

RiverPark Summer Series Brings Family Fun to Geneva

Grab a lawn chair, blanket or even bring a picnic dinner to enjoy three free nights of entertainment along the Fox River during the RiverPark Summer Series.

The eighth annual Summer Series will be held at 6 p.m. Sundays, July 10, July 17 and July 24 at...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: June 23, 2016

New Parking Fine Structure Approved

The Geneva Police Department has begun implementing a new parking fine structure that was approved by the City Council June 20. However, the new fines for people who exceed the posted time limit will not be enforced until after the conclusion of the Swedi...Read on...

City Maps
Posted on: June 20, 2016

City Reminds Residents About Lawn Watering Schedule

With the start of summer this week, Geneva residents should be mindful of the City’s lawn watering sprinkler regulations.

Water sprinklers are permitted between 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on designated days. Residents with an even-numbered street addr...Read on...

Water Conservation Tips
Posted on: June 10, 2016

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 offers a voluntary electric load red...Read on...

Subscribe For Peak Power Day Alerts
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Swedish Days Festival, Parade To Impact Downtown Traffic For One Week

The annual Geneva Swedish Days festival brings plenty of fun, food, music and more to people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, several downtown streets will be closed throughout the festivities Tuesday to Sunday, June 21 to 26....Read on...

Swedish Days Festival Information
Posted on: June 13, 2016

Geneva Lowers Flags, Supports Orlando Following Tragedy

The U.S., State and City flags will fly at half-staff outside Geneva's municipal buildings to honor the lives lost in Orlando, Fla. this past weekend.

In the wake of America’s most deadly mass-shooting in history, Geneva stands with the victims’ famil...Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Deadline Extended To Submit Your Geneva Photo To Be Displayed At International Exhibit This Fall

Have a great Geneva photo? The City’s International Cultural Exchange Committee and Water Street Studios are seeking pictures to be included in a photo exhibition this summer in France.

The images will be printed and sent in September to Croissy-sur-Se...Read on...

Photo Exhibition Webpage
Posted on: June 2, 2016

Retiring Geneva City Administrator McKittrick Wins Leadership Awards

City Administrator Mary McKittrick

Geneva City Administrator Mary McKittrick has been named the recipient of the Robert B. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA), the second major honor bestowed on her this spring.

The Morris Lifetim...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

County Suspends Electronics Recycling Program

Kane County is suspending its free electronics recycling program due to a veritable tsunami of televisions coming into the recycling collection events, resulting in overwhelming and unmanageable attendance at the County’s April and May events in St. Char...Read on...

Kane County Recycles
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Kane County Health Department Offers Tips To Help Prevent Spread Of West Nile Virus

With summer months approaching, the Kane County Health Department is encouraging residents to be vigilant about eliminating sources for mosquitoes to breed, as well as using personal protection to avoid mosquito bites. Warmer weather means spending more t...Read on...

Kane County Health Department Website
Posted on: May 20, 2016

Celebrate Preservation Month With Virtual Tour Of Geneva's Historic Places That Matter

In recognition of National Preservation Month, Geneva’s Historic Preservation Commission has created a virtual tour celebrating our community’s architectural heritage and the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The virtual tour,...Read on...

Take The Historic Preservation Virtual Tour
Posted on: May 19, 2016

McKittrick Wins 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award

City Administrator Mary McKittrick

Geneva City Administrator Mary McKittrick has earned the 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award from the Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

The Chicago Chapter has been honoring outstanding professionals in the fie...Read on...

Read More About McKittrick's Career
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Passarelli Sworn In As New Geneva Police Chief

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

Eric Passarelli was officially sworn in as Geneva’s new Police Chief during a May 9 City Council ceremony.

The 22-year veteran of the Geneva Police Department replaces former Chief Steve Mexin, who retired May 6. Several other officers were officially ...Read on...

Commander Passarelli Appointed Police Chief
Posted on: May 6, 2016

Garbage Refuse Fee Increase Scheduled For This Month

Geneva’s garbage customers will notice a 25-cent increase to the refuse fee starting with their May utility bills.

The refuse fee covers the costs of administering the solid waste and recycling program, household hazardous waste, bulk leaf collection ...Read on...

Geneva's Garbage & Recycling Information
Posted on: May 4, 2016

Geneva Mental Health Board Celebrates National Mental Health Month

Geneva's Mental Health Board wants to shine a light for Mental Health Month during May.

Our dedicated volunteer board has shared Mental Health America's online toolkit (available at the link below) to highlight the national campaign.

You also can f...Read on...

Mental Health America Online Toolkit
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 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 Flyer
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 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 t...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: 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: 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

City's Employee Kudos Page

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

Welcome To The City Of Geneva Kudos Page

Public-sector employees seem to have a target on their backs these days. The "sound-bite" rhetoric downgrading the value of public workers seems pervasive and simply acceptable in our current political culture.

Although compliments are few an...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2016

Fire & Police Department: Response To Bad Smoke Detector

(Posted on Facebook) A huge "thank you" to officer Mike Walker of the Geneva Police Department and the two Geneva firefighters on the Gold Shift at Station No. 2 (unfortunately did not get their names) who responded to our house very early this ...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

City Administrator: McKittrick Wins 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award

Employee Spotlight: City Administrator Mary McKittrick

McKittrick has earned the 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award from the Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

The society’s membership recognizes exceptional...Read on...

Read More About McKittrick's Career
Posted on: April 29, 2016

Building Division: Team Provides Great Customer Service

A contractor called to thank Geneva's Building Division for all the great work performed by its employees, including the staff answering questions, explaining inspections, being fair and providing ideas to aid in his remodel project.

The contractor sai...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Public Works: Fixing A Water Main Break

Employee Spotlight: James Childress, Mike Glock and Jake Huggins

A resident on Andover Lane called to thank the Public Works Department's Water Division crews for their quick response to fix a water main break in her neighborhood.Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2016

Police Department: 'Thank You For Making My Kids' Day'

Employee Spotlight: Sgt. Jeff Wolf

(Posted on Facebook) Just wanted to share something nice from yesterday. I went to vote and had my 2 small kids with me. As I was getting them out of the car, a Geneva police officer got out of his vehicle and asked i...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2016

Public Works: Helpful Response To Fallen Tree

Employee Spotlight: Clint Bowgren

A resident in the 600 block of Edison Street called March 16 to praise how helpful Clint Bowgren of the Geneva Public Works Department was when the family's tree blew over due to heavy winds.

The residents were plea...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Fire Department: Thanks For Attending Career Day

Employee Spotlight: Chief Steve Olson and Mark Shultz

Thank you so much for your time this morning at Geneva High School's Career Chat Day! Our students truly learn so much from this opportunity and it is very much appreciated.

Sarah ThompsonRead on...

Posted on: November 14, 2015

Community Development Department - Zoning Variation Assistance

Employee Spotlight: Dustin Schultze, Building Commissioner & David DeGroot, Community Development Director

DeeDee and I would like to thank you for the way you worked with us on our variation. We appreciated the reasoned approach and the guidance y...Read on...


Fire News

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Hydrant Flow Testing Extended To Next Week

The Geneva Fire Department will continue to flow test fire hydrants on the City’s east side Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30.

The department had hoped to finish testing hydrants this week in areas east of the Fox River, but firefighters were pulled off t...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

No Injuries Reported in Fire on Hillcrest Road.

No one was injured during a house fire that appears to have started accidentally from improperly discarding charcoal ashes into a plastic trash container just after 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 at 3333 Hillcrest Road in the Fisher Farms subdivision on Geneva’s...Read more »

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...


Just the Facts

5 Stories
Posted on: October 8, 2014

Welcome to "Just The Facts"

FACTS VERSUS RUMORS
Eliminating Misperceptions

Welcome to the City's “Just the Facts’ webpage, where we dispel rumors and correct misinformation. We encourage open and honest discussions about City issues based on the facts. The information presented ...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Proposed Tax Increment Financing District No. 3

In 2013, in keeping with the Strategic Plan goal, the Downtown Area Station Master Plan and the Comprehensive Plan, the City began to evaluate and explore a number of economic development incentives that could be used as potential means for creating new f...Read on...

City Responses To Public Comment
Posted on: December 21, 2015

Proposed Marquette development & Home Rule

RUMOR: The proposed Marquette development at Seventh and State streets is an attempt by City Manager Mary McKittrick and Mayor Kevin Burns to increase Geneva's population to 25,000, which triggers home rule status and means they can raise taxes without a ...Read on...

Seventh & State Project Page
Posted on: October 29, 2015

Rumor: Geneva is attempting to limit people’s rights with new air rifle regulations

FACT: Erroneous comments have been made that Geneva’s ordinance would be one of the most restrictive in the State, but in fact it is far more permissive than many other suburban communities that prohibit air rifles completely. Other surrounding communitie...Read on...

Nov. 2 City Council Packet - Air Rifle Ordinance
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 during a budget address his proposal...Read on...

How Will This Impact Geneva

Police News

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Geneva Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Geneva High School students will celebrate Homecoming this weekend with their traditional parade Friday, Sept. 23 that will require several streets be closed for motorists.

State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 ...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 18 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon race course.

The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva, impacting downtown streets and main arterial roa...Read on...

Fox Valley Marathon Website
Posted on: August 31, 2016

Police Offer Tips To Prevent Neighborhood Crime

The Geneva Police Department reminds residents to take preventative measures to protect their valuables after an increase in thefts and burglaries have been reported from unlocked cars and homes in August.

The incidents have occurred both during the d...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Geneva Police Remind Motorists To Use Caution When Driving Near Schools

As summer draws to a close, the Geneva Police Department wants motorists to be mindful of children walking to school starting Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Police officers will have a visible presence in school zones and neighborhoods surrounding school building...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Geneva Police Respond to Fatal Accident on Fabyan Parkway Aug. 10

On August 10th, 2016, at 4:36 p.m. Geneva Police and Batavia Fire Department were dispatched to a serious accident with injuries at the intersection of Fabyan Parkway and the Settlers Hill Golf Course entrance.

According to witnesses, a subject who wa...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Geneva Named Seventh Safest Mid-Sized City In Illinois

Geneva was ranked the seventh safest mid-sized city in Illinois according to recent FBI crime stats and information sourced by the financial organization ValuePenguin.

Data was collected from the 2014 FBI crime statistics with the study giving more emp...Read on...

Safest Places In Illinois Study
Posted on: July 12, 2016

Geneva Police Thankful For Community Support

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

The City of Geneva, and more specifically the members of the Geneva Police Department, would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to our community for all they have done to show their support for the police department following the tragic events that occurr...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

New Parking Fine Structure Approved

The Geneva Police Department has begun implementing a new parking fine structure that was approved by the City Council June 20. However, the new fines for people who exceed the posted time limit will not be enforced until after the conclusion of the Swedi...Read on...

City Maps
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Swedish Days Festival, Parade To Impact Downtown Traffic For One Week

The annual Geneva Swedish Days festival brings plenty of fun, food, music and more to people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, several downtown streets will be closed throughout the festivities Tuesday to Sunday, June 21 to 26....Read on...

Geneva Chamber's Website
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Delnor Multi-Sport Madness Race, Memorial Day Parade To Impact Traffic This Weekend

Geneva residents should plan accordingly for two Memorial Day weekend events that will temporarily close streets on the City’s west side and downtown.

The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness race will be held on the hospital campus and surrounding roadways from...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Passarelli Sworn In As New Geneva Police Chief

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

Eric Passarelli was officially sworn in as Geneva’s new Police Chief during a May 9 City Council ceremony.

The 22-year veteran of the Geneva Police Department replaces former Chief Steve Mexin, who retired May 6. Several other officers were officially ...Read on...

Commander Passarelli Appointed Police Chief
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...