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Posted on: February 17, 2017

RiverPark Summer Series Director Wanted

Summer is coming, and so is the RiverPark Summer Series sponsored by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission. The Commission is searching for a chairperson for the 2017 Summer Series. If you have an interest in music and helping organize the event, please ...Read on...
Posted on: February 13, 2017

City Offices Closed For Presidents' Day, Garbage Collection Stays On Schedule

Geneva City Hall and all other City offices are scheduled to be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Feb. 21. Both the Police and Fire departments will be open on Presidents' Day....Read on...
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Geneva Police Sergeant Recognized For Contributions To Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Illinois has presented Geneva Police Sgt. Dan Kott with the Flame of Hope Award for his 25 years of dedicated volunteer service to the organization. The Flame of Hope Award is the highest honor of recognition given by Special Olympics Il...Read on...
Posted on: February 1, 2017

City Wins Snowfighting Award For 4th Straight Year

Geneva was one of 90 communities in the United States and Canada to be named a 2016 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute. The City has received national recognition for the fourth consecutive year for excellence in envi...Read on...
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Early Bird Registration Open For Geneva City-Wide Garage Sale

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a city-wide garage sale in Geneva from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 28 to 29. Clean out your Attics, Basements and Closets for the Geneva City-Wide ABC Garage Sale. By registering before Apri...Read on...
Posted on: January 30, 2017

Wine, Cheese & Trees Fundraiser Furthers Mission To Reforest Geneva's Downtown Parkways

People interested in restoring Geneva’s downtown urban tree canopy are invited out for a night of fine wine, delicious treats and live auction to raise money toward the cause. The sixth annual Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser will take plac...Read on...
Posted on: January 26, 2017

ComEd Schedules Additional Tree Trimming This Winter

Click map above to see a larger version posted on our website. Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has notified the City of additional tree trimming near its power lines in Geneva scheduled for late January into February. Work is set to take place in several ar...Read on...
Posted on: January 13, 2017

City Issues Reminder About Campaign Signs

As we enter another election season, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents that campaign signs need to be placed on private property and not public parkways.   If a sidewalk is present, place the sign between the sidewalk and the hom...Read on...
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Bring Geneva On The Go With City's New Mobile App

Need to find information about a Geneva business, event details or report a concern to the City? There is an app for that. The City has launched the “Go Geneva” mobile app to give residents and visitors instant access to key communit...Read on...
Posted on: January 19, 2017

UPDATE: Police Investigating Multiple Reports Of Vandalism

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to be vigilant in monitoring their neighborhoods for suspicious or unusual activity after several reports of graffiti in the City last weekend. Police continue to investigate the vandalism that took place...Read on...
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Geneva Photo Exhibit To Be Featured In Studio Gallery

The City's International Cultural Exchange Committee invites you to attend a Geneva photo exhibit and fundraiser this winter. A collection of photographs featuring Geneva has made its way back from across the Atlantic Ocean after appearing in an exhibit...Read on...
Posted on: January 6, 2017

City Wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City’s budget practices continue to earn national recognition after Geneva received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the seventh consecutive year. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada ho...Read on...
Posted on: January 5, 2017

Catch Up On The Latest Geneva Happenings In The City's Newsletter

The City of Geneva's Winter Newsletter has been delivered straight to your inbox providing all the latest news and happenings taking place in your favorite community.

If you are not on our subscriber list, you can read the newsletter online to learn abou...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2016

ComEd Schedules Tree Trimming For January

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has notified the City it intends to perform tree trimming activities near its power lines in Geneva during January. The vegetation management program will take place along Heartland Drive east of Peck Road. While the City owns...Read on...
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Police: Do Not Leave Vehicles Running Unattended

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to not leave their cars unattended and running after two vehicles were reported stolen on the City’s west side the past several days.

The unlocked cars were reported stolen around 2:30 a.m. Dec. 18 in th...Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2016

City Offers Tips To Avoid Frozen Pipes, Warming Center Information

With temperatures continuing to fall this week, the City wants to remind residents to take action to avoid frozen water lines this winter. Most importantly, do not shut off heat to a home or business that is unoccupied. Water pipes will freeze and burst,...Read on...
Posted on: December 6, 2016

Winter Weather Cancels Curbside Leaf Collection; Residents Can Bag Leaves For Free In December

With 7 inches of snow sweeping through Geneva Dec. 4 combined with colder weather ahead, the City’s remaining special curbside leaf pickups have been cancelled for the winter. Residents still needing to dispose of their leaves for free can util...Read on...
Posted on: December 2, 2016

City Issues Winter Parking, Snow Plow Operations Reminders

With snow in the forecast, 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 that are posted wit...Read on...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

ComEd Schedules Tree Trimming For December

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has notified the City it intends to perform tree trimming activities near its power lines in Geneva during December. The vegetation management program will take place south of Fargo Boulevard between Dunstan Road and Western A...Read on...
Posted on: November 22, 2016

UPDATE: Snow Cancels Curbside Leaf Collection

Dec. 6 UpdateDue to the snow that hit Geneva Dec. 4, the curbside leaf collection in Zones C & A have been cancelled.

Please see information below about the City's leaf bag program being offered in December.

Nov. 22 News Release
With many trees holdi...
Read on...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

City Flag To Be Lowered To Half-Staff In Memory Of Former Mayor Crane

The City plans to lower the Geneva flag outside City Hall in memory of former Mayor Ed Crane, who passed away Oct. 19. Mr. Crane served as mayor from 1981 to 1985. Prior to that, he grew up in Geneva and graduated from Geneva High School. The City flag w...Read on...
Posted on: November 2, 2016

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

A Geneva tradition continues as the Steeple Walk ushers in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches. Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the eighth annual event will take place from 2 ...Read on...
Posted on: October 26, 2016

Police Remind Residents To Lock Their Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to lock their vehicles after responding to 11 reports of car burglaries since Oct. 23. The burglaries have taken place overnight primarily on the City’s east side, but similar incidents also have...Read on...
Posted on: October 18, 2016

City Honors ‘Art On Fire’ Hydrant Contest Winners

The Geneva City Council recently recognized the talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City’s “Art on Fire” hydrant design competition this year.
Kassidy Keenehan won first place for her “Thomas the Train” hydrant located in front of D...Read on...

Watch The "Art On Fire" Recognition
Posted on: October 17, 2016

Mobile Payment Option Offered To Geneva Daily Fee Parking Customers

Starting Monday, Oct. 24, commuters and downtown Geneva visitors will be able to pay for their daily fee parking spot from the convenience of their smartphone.

Geneva will be launching Passport, a parking payment app provider, at the City’s Third Stre...Read on...

Passport Website
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 22

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn in ...Read on...

DEA Diversion Control Division
Posted on: October 14, 2016

Fodor's Travel Names Geneva One Of The Most Underrated Midwestern Towns To Visit This Fall

Geneva is beautiful this time of year, and the experts at Fodor's Travel agree! Geneva was named one of the 25 most underrated Midwestern towns to visit this fall.

Fodor's wrote, "Tucked into Kane County and along the Metra commuter rail line from...Read on...

Fodor's Travel Most Underrated Midwestern Towns
Posted on: October 13, 2016

City Council Implements Places For Eating Tax

The Geneva City Council voted Oct. 3 to approve a 2 percent Places for Eating Tax that will go into effect starting Jan. 1, 2017.

Restaurants and other businesses where prepared food is sold at retail for immediate consumption with seating provided may...Read on...

Places For Eating Tax Forms/Information
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Cultural Arts Commission Introduces Second Bike Art Installation In Downtown Geneva

Unique Cycle - Bike Rack Art Installation

Bicyclists coming to downtown Geneva have a new spot where they can park their bikes and simultaneously enjoy fine art.

Located at the southeast corner of State and Fourth streets, Geneva’s newest addition to the Bike + Rack = Art program is titled “A...Read on...

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Posted on: October 10, 2016

Residents Can Voice Concerns Regarding Airplane Noise

Geneva residents noticing more airplane traffic taking place over their neighborhood can submit a noise complaint online to the O’Hare Compatibility Commission.

In recent years, air traffic at O’Hare International Airport has been rerouted throughout t...Read on...

O'Hare Compatibility Commission
Posted on: October 6, 2016

Geneva Fall Leaf Collection To Start In Late October

Geneva residents can plan their fall yard work schedule accordingly as the City announces details for its 2016 leaf collection program.

The City’s curbside leaf pickup is divided into three geographical zones, with each zone collected three times using...Read on...

Leaf Collection Regulations & Map
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Geneva Announces Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours

Geneva children and parents are encouraged to trick-or-treat in their neighborhoods between the City’s recommended Halloween hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Families have two additional candy collection opportunities in the community. Geneva Com...Read on...

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 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: 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 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 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 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: 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: 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

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: 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

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 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: 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

City's Employee Kudos Page

18 Stories
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: February 8, 2017

Community Development: Building Division 'Knowledgable, Helpful & Friendly'

In a phone call to the Building Division, the general contractor for Park Place wanted to let staff know how impressed he is with the Community Development Department's hiring of new Building Inspector Brian Fragassi. The contractor said, the department...Read on...
Posted on: February 7, 2017

City Administrator's Office: Communications 'Are Top Notch'

Email to Communications Coordinator Kevin Stahr Just a quick note to say that you are doing awesome work. A few years ago, when I was with Patch, it surprised me that Geneva took so long to get the word out when there was breaking news or an emergency th...Read on...
Posted on: November 14, 2016

Police Department: Helping Resident With Keys Locked In Car

Kudos to Community Service Officer Brad Koontz! I never knew that the Geneva Police Department will help out when keys get locked in the car. But sure enough, they do! They saved me a service charge from road side assistance. Thank you! Mary (written on ...Read on...
Posted on: October 30, 2016

Police Department: Officer Boedigheimer Serves Our Community Well

Hello Mr. Passarelli, I've written a few letters about the officers who serve our community. Today I'm writing about Officer Penny Boedigheimer. Somehow she managed to park at the correct place, at the correct time, to catch me speeding (40 in a 30) alo...Read on...
Posted on: October 19, 2016

Public Works Department: Water Monitor Installation, Addressing Concerns

Thanks a lot for the quick help on the water monitor install. Your peeps were super fast and professional!

Also, great drainage concern meeting the other night, you guys really showed your community ethic. We appreciate what your team does, it means ...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Public Works Department: Chamber Appreciates Festival Of The Vine Assistance

Thanks to Public Works Streets and Fleet Superintendent Nate Landers and the entire crew for all the support and assistance with Festival of the Vine. It was very successful - good weather does that. Everything we needed was in place, and we appreciate t...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Public Works Department: Quick Response To Clean Up Street

I telephoned the Public Works Office this morning to request that someone clean up/dispose of two (what appeared to be) foxes that were killed and lying in the middle of the road on West North Street.

I see that they have been cleared from the road. T...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Police Department: Hot Weather Does Not Deter Officer Working At Geneva Arts Fair

(Posted on Twitter about the Geneva Arts Fair) In brutal 90 degree heat and 80 percent humidity, (a Geneva police officer) was wearing a heavy non-breathing uniform and carrying a 25-pound kit, but looked immaculate and was still happily smiling and chatt...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Public Works Department: Lowering Buffalo Box

(Email to our Water Division) Just a note to let you know how pleased I was with your service crew this morning. I called yesterday regarding lowering my buffalo box and just moments ago your two-man crew arrived to lower the cover.

They were both effi...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2016

Public Works Department: Friendly Tree Trimming Service

(Published as Letter to the Editor - Kane County Chronicle) To Geneva residents, we would like to thank and acknowledge the City of Geneva staff on their expert trimming of our parkway trees recently.

Kudos to all of them.

They used great care when ...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 excep...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...


Cultural Arts News

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

RiverPark Summer Series Director Wanted

Summer is coming, and so is the RiverPark Summer Series sponsored by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission. The Commission is searching for a chairperson for the 2017 Summer Series. If you have an interest in music and helping organize the event, please ...Read on...
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 Ri...Read on... Additional Info...
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 with ...Read on... Purchase Eat Your Art Out! Tickets
Posted on: October 11, 2016

Cultural Arts Commission Introduces Second Bike Art Installation In Downtown Geneva

Unique Cycle - Bike Rack Art Installation Bicyclists coming to downtown Geneva have a new spot where they can park their bikes and simultaneously enjoy fine art. Located at the southeast corner of State and Fourth streets, Geneva’s newest addition to the Bike Rack = Art program is tit...Read on... Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Posted on: November 2, 2016

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

A Geneva tradition continues as the Steeple Walk ushers in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches. Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the eighth annual event will take place from 2 ...Read on...
Posted on: October 18, 2016

City Honors ‘Art On Fire’ Hydrant Contest Winners

The Geneva City Council recently recognized the talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City’s “Art on Fire” hydrant design competition this year. Kassidy Keenehan won first place for her “Thomas the ...Read on... Watch The "Art On Fire" Recognition

Fire News

5 Stories
Posted on: February 3, 2017

Construction Worker Dies At Geneva Commons

A construction worker died Feb. 3 while attempting to install a tower sign at Geneva Commons, 602 Commons Drive. The Geneva Fire Department responded at 11:48 a.m. for a reported rescue from the central bell tower at the open air shopping center located ...Read on...
Posted on: December 30, 2016

Vehicle Severely Damaged By Fire

A passenger vehicle was severely damaged by fire Dec.28 in the 600 block of North First Street. The Geneva Fire Department responded to the incident at approximately 9:17 a.m. for an initial report of boxes, and possibly a vehicle, on fire in the drivewa...Read on...
Posted on: October 26, 2016

House Severely Damaged, Family Dog Lost In Fire

A family dog was killed in a severe house fire Oct. 26 at 702 Redwing Drive on the City’s west side. The Geneva Fire Department responded to the incident at 1:53 p.m. Nobody was home when the blaze ignited, but the homeowners called 911 after f...Read on...
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 »


Just the Facts

2 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

Police News

16 Stories
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Geneva Police Sergeant Recognized For Contributions To Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Illinois has presented Geneva Police Sgt. Dan Kott with the Flame of Hope Award for his 25 years of dedicated volunteer service to the organization. The Flame of Hope Award is the highest honor of recognition given by Special Olympics Il...Read on...
Posted on: January 19, 2017

UPDATE: Police Investigating Multiple Reports Of Vandalism

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to be vigilant in monitoring their neighborhoods for suspicious or unusual activity after several reports of graffiti in the City last weekend. Police continue to investigate the vandalism that took place...Read on...
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Fines Double For Drivers Who Disobey Crossing Gates In 2017

Metra and the Geneva Police Department remind drivers that starting this year the penalties will double for those who try to cross railroad tracks after the grade crossing systems have activated. Last year, the Governor signed into law an amendment to th...Read on...
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Police: Do Not Leave Vehicles Running Unattended

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to not leave their cars unattended and running after two vehicles were reported stolen on the City’s west side the past several days.

The unlocked cars were reported stolen around 2:30 a.m. Dec. 18 in th...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2016

Police Remind Residents To Lock Their Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to lock their vehicles after responding to 11 reports of car burglaries since Oct. 23. The burglaries have taken place overnight primarily on the City’s east side, but similar incidents also have...Read on...
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 22

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn in ...Read on...

DEA Diversion Control Division
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Geneva Announces Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours

Geneva children and parents are encouraged to trick-or-treat in their neighborhoods between the City’s recommended Halloween hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Families have two additional candy collection opportunities in the community. Geneva Com...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Geneva Police Respond To Report Of Home Invasion

Geneva Police are seeking information regarding a possible home invasion that took place around 1:12 a.m. Sept. 30 in the 100 block of Aberdeen Court on the City’s east side.

Officers responded to the townhome after being advised two men allegedly ente...Read on...

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...

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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...

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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...

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