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Jul 11

Geneva City Staff Members Earn Awards, NIU Honor

Posted to Kudos To City Employees by Kevin Stahr

Geneva City Administrator Stephanie Dawkins and Human Resource Generalist Mera Johnson were both recognized by the Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA) with the Gregory J. Bielawski award for service to the profession.

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Jan 27

Union Pacific Third Main Line Project - Jan. 26 Update

Posted to Pardon The Progress by Kevin Stahr

Third Main Line

Union Pacific is building a third railroad line near the current UP-West railway tracks spanning from Peck Road in Geneva to West Chicago. Operations started in September 2022, and the overall project is expected to be completed in July 2024. 

Jan.  26 Update

Due to an unforeseen utility conflict, the Union Pacific contractor has suspended replacing a large storm sewer pipe that runs underneath the train tracks near the South Street Athletic Fields on the north and Brigham Court on the south.

Construction has now shifted to a similar storm sewer project on Union Pacific right-of-way in between Gary Lane and Fargo Boulevard. Work began the week of Jan. 23 and should be finished by mid-February, weather permitting.

Operations continue on both banks of the Fox River to expand the train bridge.

Union Pacific also announced crews will be working along the tracks underneath the Randall Road overpass starting in late January. That project will not impact traffic.

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People can subscribe to receive future Pardon The Progress blog updates via “Notify Me” on the City website. For more project information, visit the Third Main Line construction web page.

While the City of Geneva is providing information to the community, the City has no authority or control over Union Pacific's project. The details shared by the City are only as good as the information provided to us by Union Pacific.

Dec 12

Downtown Outage - Dec. 11

Posted to Powering Up by Kevin Stahr

Thirty-two customers lost power at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11 in downtown Geneva after a squirrel made contact with a power line.

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