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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Geneva City Buildings Reopen To The Public

City News

As part of the Phase 4 "Restore Illinois" plan, Geneva City buildings have reopened. The public, however, is strongly encouraged to continue conducting City business by alternate means whenever possible.All visitors are required to wear a face c...

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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Check Out The City's Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Geneva residents can get the latest information related to the City’s COVID-19 response and plenty of local news with the City’s summer newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers July 7.People can read stories on Geneva&rsquo...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Geneva Chamber Offers Arts Fair Alternative In July

Arts Fair Painting

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce has planned an alternative to the Geneva Arts Fair with "A Window Into Art" during the month of July.  “While the actual event has been canceled due to COVID-19, we still wanted to recognize the ...

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City News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Fire Damages Detached Garage June 25

Fire News - New

No one was injured after a detached garage was damaged by a fire June 25 at 201 S. First St. (Route 31) on Geneva’s near west side.The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched at 4:01 p.m. after passing cyclists noticed smoke coming from the detach...

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City News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

City Offices Closed July 3 For Independence Day

Independence Day

City Hall and other Geneva City offices will be closed for business Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. The City’s public safety departments will be working throughout the holiday weekend.Normal business hours will resume on Monday...

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Chamber Announces Virtual Swedish Days

Swedish Days Carnival

The traditional summertime festival may be canceled, but the Geneva Chamber of Commerce is planning a virtual Swedish Days for 2020.  “While the actual event has been canceled due to COVID-19, we still wanted to recognize Swedish Days t...

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City News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Geneva Chamber Cancels Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Geneva Chamber of Commerce Citywide Garage Sale has been canceled at this time. The original date had been in April and then rescheduled for August.  “The health and safety of our sellers ...

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City News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Temporarily Suspends Municipal Utility Tax On Water; Waives Renewal License Fees For Businesses

Drinking Water

With the impact of the coronavirus putting a financial strain on both residents and local businesses, the City of Geneva will be providing some economic relief.The City will be suspending the 5% Municipal Utility Tax for water on customers’ mont...

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City News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Garbage Stickers - Lakeshore Recyling

Geneva’s garbage collection rates will be adjusted starting Wednesday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems.A refuse sticker will cost $2.84 beginning in July. However, people who purchased stickers at...

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City News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Cultural Arts Commission Cancels Summer Events

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

Citing public safety and state guidelines for social distancing, the City of Geneva’s Cultural Arts Commission has canceled the 2020 RiverPark Summer Concert Series and Shakespeare in the Park events this July.“With an uncertain summer...

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

County: Peck-Bricher Intersection Project On Tap

Road Work Ahead

Starting the week of June 15, Kane County is scheduled to begin an intersection improvement project at Peck and Bricher roads on Geneva’s northwest side.The work consists of roadway widening, resurfacing, new traffic signals, drainage, pedestria...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Fire Department Responds To Garden Avenue House Fire

Fire News - New

One resident suffered a minor burn injury after a house was damaged by a fire June 5 at 1011 Garden Ave. on Geneva’s west side.The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 7:09 a.m. after a homeowner called 911 to re...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Geneva Encourages Residents To Participate In Voluntary Electric Load Reduction Program

Peak Power Day Voluntary Electric Load Program

With warmer weather entering the forecast, 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 Ci...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mayor's Executive Order Authorizes Restaurants, Bars To Resume Operations With Outdoor Seating

Outdoor Seating Information

The City of Geneva has adopted new temporary outdoor seating guidelines to assist restaurants and bars in expanding their outdoor dining options when the State transitions to Phase 3 of the “Restore Illinois” plan Friday, May 29.The Ci...

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Kane County To Open Fabyan Parkway Bridge

Road Work Ahead

The Kane County Division of Transportation plans to reopen all lanes of the Fabyan Parkway bridge at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22 following completion of pavement striping and the removal of traffic control devices.Required punch list items will require daily la...

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City News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Lakeshore Recycling Reinstates Collection Programs Suspended Due To Coronavirus

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Lakeshore Recycling Systems will resume the collection of bulk items/white goods in May and curbside electronics recycling next month after both programs were temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.Bulk items are objects that are too large ...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled For Summer

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming scheduled to take place this summer primarily near Western Avenue in Geneva.During June and July, ComEd crews will be trimming trees in an area bounded by Fargo Boulevard, Western Avenue, Allen...

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City News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Memorial Day: City Office Hours, Garbage Pickup

Memorial Day

City Hall and other Geneva City offices will be closed for business Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The City’s public safety departments will be working throughout the holiday weekend.Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, M...

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City News
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Parkway Tree Planting Rescheduled Due To Weather

Tree Planting

The City’s Public Works Department will be planting parkway trees purchased by Geneva residents starting the week of May 25.The planting was originally scheduled for the week of May 18, but heavy rain pushed back the project to Tuesday and Wedne...

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City News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Chamber Cancels 2020 Geneva Arts Fair

Arts Fair

The community and visitors look forward to Geneva festivals year after year. Knowing that our first thought, during these uncertain times, is the health and safety of those who may attend a festival, the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Arts Fair Coo...

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City News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

IDOT Reschedules State Street Bridge Resurfacing Start Date To Late May

State Street Bridge

A material procurement delay will push back the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) State Street (Route 38) bridge resurfacing project start date by two weeks.The construction schedule, which was determined by the State and not the Ci...

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City News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

City Expands Community Development Services

City News

Starting the week of May 4, the City’s Community Development Department’s Building Division has expanded its hours of operation and also is introducing remote virtual inspections for some projects. The changes are being made to increas...

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City News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Geneva Police Officer Struck In Hit-And-Run Crash During Unrelated Traffic Stop In Batavia

Police News - New Car

A Geneva Police officer conducting a traffic stop was struck by a minivan in a hit-and-run crash shortly after 5 a.m. May 5 on Kirk Road south of Fabyan Parkway in Batavia.Bartolo Martinez-Lopez, 53, of the 1600 block of Windsor Lane, West Chicago, has be...

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City News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Update: State Reopens Fox River For Recreational Boating

Fox River

Update - June 3

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced the Fox River has been reopened to boating and other recreational activities as of 4 p.m. June 3 after water levels have receded back to normal.

Original News Announcement - April 30

Due ...

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City News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

City Provides May Operations Update Given Pandemic

Coronavirus

Geneva City Hall and other City facilities will remain closed to the public during May after the Governor extended Illinois’ “stay at home” order for another month due to the coronavirus pandemic.The City continues to provide...

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City News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Union Pacific To Close Third Street Train Crossing For Repairs

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

The Third Street railroad crossing in downtown Geneva will be closed from Monday, May 11 to Friday, May 22 as Union Pacific makes repairs to the train tracks.Third Street will be closed from Cheever Avenue to Crescent Place. Motorists will be detoured nor...

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City News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Front Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program Resumes In Geneva

Household Hazardous Waste

Geneva residents will once again be able to safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials from the convenience of their front door after the program was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.Kane County announced April 23 the regional...

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City News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

City Meetings Going Virtual Due To COVID-19 Outbreak

Council Chambers

Geneva’s City Council and other City advisory boards and commissions will resume conducting City business using virtual meeting technology to comply with the Governor’s “stay at home” order.The City Council is sched...

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City News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Chamber Cancels 2020 Swedish Days Festival

Swedish Days Carnival

The community and visitors look forward to Geneva festivals year after year. Knowing that first thought during these uncertain times is the health and safety of those who may attend a festival, the Board of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce has made the diff...

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City News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Kane County Gives Fabyan Parkway Bridge Project Update

Road Work Ahead

The Kane County Division of Transportation announced Fabyan Parkway bridge construction operations will resume the week of April 27.The next phase will be deck paving, which will reduce traffic on Fabyan Parkway to one lane in each direction with periodic...

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City News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Geneva Named One Of Illinois' Safest Cities

Street Signs In Downtown Geneva Fall 1

Geneva ranked in the top 8 percent of Illinois’ safest cities, according to a recent study by SafeWise.To identify the cities with the best safety records, SafeWise looked at the number of crimes in the 2018 FBI Crime Report, the most recent dat...

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City News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

City Holiday Is April 10; Refuse Pickup Unchanged

City News

City Hall and other Geneva City offices will be closed for business Friday, April 10 in observance of a spring holiday/Easter weekend. The City’s public safety departments will be working throughout the holiday weekend.Normal business hours will...

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

City Buildings Remain Closed Through April; Essential Services Continue

Coronavirus

Geneva’s City facilities will remain closed to the public throughout April following the Governor’s decision to extend the state’s stay at home order to combat the coronavirus pandemic.The City continues to provide public saf...

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City News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Census Update: Make Sure You Are Counted Geneva

2020 US Census

As of the end of March, more than 55% of Geneva residents have already completed the 2020 Census. Thank you to all those who have self-responded.With April 1 being National Census Day (no joke), the City will continue to encourage residents to make sure t...

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City News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Catch Up On The Latest With City's Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter Fargo Flowers

For those stuck at home these days, the City is offering some reading material with our spring newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers March 31.Given the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the newsletter focuses on the City’s COVID-19 ...

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City News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Kane County: Several Road Projects On Tap

Road Work Ahead

The Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) is ready to begin road construction season after announcing several projects that will have impacts in Geneva in the coming weeks and months.

Fabyan Parkway Bridge

The Fabyan Parkway bridge construction oper...

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City News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Lakeshore Recycling Reduces Services Due To Coronavirus

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Lakeshore Recycling Systems has officially suspended the collection of bulk and white goods as well as its curbside electronics recycling program in Geneva until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.The City’s waste hauler will not pic...

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Offices Closed To Public; Essential Services Continue

Coronavirus

With the Governor’s announcement calling for Illinois residents to “stay at home” due to the coronavirus outbreak, Geneva’s City facilities will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 23.The City will contin...

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City News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Geneva's Brush Collection Begins In April

Brush Collection

As Geneva’s brush program prepares to get underway in April, residents will once again be able to track the City contractor’s progress with an online map.  Brush pickup is intended for the disposal of tree limbs and branches t...

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City News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

City Of Geneva Responds To Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus

During an emergency meeting held late March 15, the Geneva City Council unanimously adopted ordinance 2020-10 detailing emergency powers of the mayor and a local disaster declaration to ensure government operations continue to run smoothly during the Coro...

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City News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Magazine Survey Names Geneva The 'Best Of The West'

Downtown Outdoor Patio

Readers of "West Suburban Living" Magazine once again ranked Geneva as the premier community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of its 2020 "Best of the West" contest.Geneva was named the top city readers would most like to liv...

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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Offers Free Yard Waste Pickup For Two Weeks

Yard Waste Bags

Geneva residents will be able to get a jump start on their spring yard work with free collection available for two weeks in March.The free yard waste disposal is part of the City’s refuse contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Inc. Yard wast...

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City News
Posted on: February 25, 2020

2020 U.S. Census: Make Sure You Are Counted

2020 US Census

Are you ready for the 2020 U.S. Census? Census day is fast approaching and the City of Geneva is working to help inform, educate, and encourage residents to do their part to participate.Census Day is April 1, however many Geneva residents will be receivin...

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City News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

City Accepting Applications For Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation - Downtown

Have an interest in preserving history? The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated resident volunteer to fill an upcoming opening on the Historic Preservation Commission.The advisory body is tasked with maintaining the authentic architectural character...

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City News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Bridge Replacement Wins APWA Chapter 'Project Of The Year'

South Street Bridge Replacement - Project Of The Year

Geneva’s South Street bridge replacement has garnered its second “Project of the Year” award, this time coming from the American Public Works Association Chicago Metro Chapter (APWA).  The South Street bridge replace...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Geneva Adopts Affordable Housing Incentives

City News

The Geneva City Council adopted an inclusionary housing ordinance in January that provides incentives for the creation of affordable housing within the community.The adoption of the ordinance supports the City’s stated goal to provide a balanced...

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City News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

City Seeking Applications For Strategic Plan Advisory Committee

Flower State Street

The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated resident to fill a vacancy on the Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.The City Council adopts a strategic plan to create a future vision for Geneva. The nine-member advisory committee supports the elected offici...

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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Cheers To New Trees! Tickets On Sale For Wine, Cheese & Trees Fundraiser

Wine Cheese And Trees

The City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District Foundation are once again teaming together to sponsor this year’s Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser to help plant more trees in the community.The ninth annual event ...

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City News
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Christmas Tree Collection Scheduled For January

Chrstmas Tree Disposal

Geneva residents will have several chances to dispose of their live Christmas trees during January.Trees will be picked up for free on residents’ regular garbage collection day the weeks of Jan. 6 and Jan. 13 by Lakeshore Recycling Systems, the City’s was...

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City News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Two Geneva Construction Projects Earn American Public Works Association Awards

Wastewater Treatment Plant

Geneva’s Wastewater Treatment Plant facility update and South Street bridge replacement have been selected as “Projects of the Year” by the American Public Works Association Fox Valley Branch (APWA).  The Wastewater ...

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City News
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Kane County Offering Clothes Recycling Program

Recycle Clothes

Kane County is offering a new opportunity for people to recycle clothing and textiles through the County's electronics recycling drop-off sites or collection events.The nearest drop-off location is 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. The hours of operation ar...

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City News
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Geneva Flag Lowered For Former Community Development Director

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of Michael Donahue, who served as the City's Community Development Director and was a Kane County Board member.A 1979 Geneva High School graduate, Mr. Donahue played an integral role in the establish...

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City News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

IDOT To Replace Traffic Signal At State & Third Streets

Traffic Signal

Update

The traffic signal mast arm was not replaced Dec. 16. IDOT has not provided the City with any further information on this project.

Original Post - Dec. 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be replacing a traffic signal mast arm Mo...

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City News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

City of Geneva Issues Winter Parking Reminders

Snow Car

When snowfall occurs this winter, Geneva residents should be prepared to move their parked cars off the street to ensure the City’s plowing operations run efficiently throughout the community.Parking is prohibited when snowfall reaches:

2 inches

P...

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City News
Posted on: December 5, 2019

City Flag Lowered For Former Firefighter, Alderman

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva Flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of former firefighter John Schultz and former Alderman Robert Langeness.Mr. Schultz, 49, of Geneva, died Dec. 1. He served as a firefighter for the Village of Downers Grove and was a paid-on-call fir...

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City News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

City Honors 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Winners

Art On Fire

The Geneva City Council recently recognized talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City's 2019 "Art on Fire" hydrant design competition.Tatiana Hamilton and Natalia Bork won first place for their "Please Don't Eat The Daisie...

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City News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Geneva Paved The Way For The 'Shop Small' Movement Nearly 100 Years Ago

Shopping In Geneva

The City of Geneva is no stranger to supporting small businesses. In fact, Geneva’s first small shop dates back nearly a century when The Little Traveler established itself as the first store to open its doors on Third Street in 1922.Located in the heart ...

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City News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

City Seeking Applications For Fire & Police Commission

Chat With The Chiefs

The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated resident to fill a vacancy on the Fire & Police Commission.The three-member panel is tasked with all full-time police officer and firefighter hirings with the Geneva Police and Fire departments, with the e...

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City News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

The Geneva Steeple Walk returns for its 11th year to usher in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the Steeple Walk takes place from 2 to 4:30 p....

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Public Works Collecting Stormwater Data On Residential Properties

Public Works News

In order to complete the City's stormwater utility network GPS data collection, Geneva Public Works Department personnel will need to enter some residential yards the week of Oct. 28.Public Works has reviewed about 85% of storm structures that are easily ...

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City News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Jay Womack Named Outstanding Citizen Volunteer Of The Year

Geneva Natural Resources Committee Chair Jay Womack

Jay Womack’s life has been devoted to nature, environmental education and conservation. In recognition of this devotion, he has been named the 2019 Outstanding Citizen Volunteer of the Year by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD).The award, t...

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City News
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Geneva Announces Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaves

As the City’s curbside leaf collection program prepares to begin later this fall, Geneva residents will be able to track the contractor’s progress online for the first time.The City’s curbside leaf pickup is divided into three geographical zones, with eac...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Union Pacific To Close Third Street Railroad Crossing For Repairs

Work In Progress Under Construction

The Third Street railroad crossing in downtown Geneva will be closed from 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 as Union Pacific makes repairs to the train tracks.Third Street will be closed from Cheever Avenue to Crescent Place as construction...

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Downtown Brick Repair Work Scheduled For October

Third Street Reopens

Update - Oct. 14

Due to inclement weather last week, the Third Street brick repair project has been extended to Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14-15, weather permitting.Please see the information below for potential impacts to traffic in the downtown.

Original Ne...

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City News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Additional Legionella Case Confirmed At Covenant Living At The Holmstad In Batavia

Illinois Department of Public Health

The Kane County Health Department (KCHD) has been informed of another case of Legionnaires disease at Covenant Living at the Holmstad.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports another confirmed case as of September 30. There have been 15 tot...

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City News

News Flash

Posted on: June 16, 2020

Cultural Arts Commission Cancels Summer Events

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

Citing public safety and state guidelines for social distancing, the City of Geneva’s Cultural Arts Commission has canceled the 2020 RiverPark Summer Concert Series and Shakespeare in the Park events this July.“With an uncertain summer...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

City Honors 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Winners

Art On Fire

The Geneva City Council recently recognized talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City's 2019 "Art on Fire" hydrant design competition.Tatiana Hamilton and Natalia Bork won first place for their "Please Don't Eat The Daisie...

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Cultural Arts News

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Fire News

5 Stories
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Fire Damages Detached Garage June 25

Fire News - New

No one was injured after a detached garage was damaged by a fire June 25 at 201 S. First St. (Route 31) on Geneva’s near west side.The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched at 4:01 p.m. after passing cyclists noticed smoke coming from the detach...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Fire Department Responds To Garden Avenue House Fire

Fire News - New

One resident suffered a minor burn injury after a house was damaged by a fire June 5 at 1011 Garden Ave. on Geneva’s west side.The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 7:09 a.m. after a homeowner called 911 to re...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Geneva Fire Department Responds To Industrial Fire

Fire News - New

The Geneva Fire Department responded to a machine fire at 10:25 p.m. Nov. 7 at Industrial Hard Chrome, 501 Fluid Power Drive.First-responders arrived at the business within four minutes and observed smoke coming from several open overhead doors on the bui...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Employee Injured In Industrial Accident

Fire News - New

The Geneva Fire Department responded to a call of an employee trapped in a machine at 6:28 a.m. Oct. 25 at Power Packaging, 2089 Pillsbury Drive.Plant personnel informed initial arriving firefighters that a woman had been trapped in a conveyor belt assemb...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Firefighters Will Be Testing East Side Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The Geneva Fire Department will be conducting water flow tests on east side hydrants for four days starting Thursday, Oct. 24.The project, being done in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department Water Division, will take place from 8 a...

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Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: July 9, 2020

Geneva City Buildings Reopen To The Public

City News

As part of the Phase 4 "Restore Illinois" plan, Geneva City buildings have reopened. The public, however, is strongly encouraged to continue conducting City business by alternate means whenever possible.All visitors are required to wear a face c...

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Geneva News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Check Out The City's Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Geneva residents can get the latest information related to the City’s COVID-19 response and plenty of local news with the City’s summer newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers July 7.People can read stories on Geneva&rsquo...

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Geneva News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Geneva Chamber Offers Arts Fair Alternative In July

Arts Fair Painting

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce has planned an alternative to the Geneva Arts Fair with "A Window Into Art" during the month of July.  “While the actual event has been canceled due to COVID-19, we still wanted to recognize the ...

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Geneva News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Geneva Chamber Cancels Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the Geneva Chamber of Commerce Citywide Garage Sale has been canceled at this time. The original date had been in April and then rescheduled for August.  “The health and safety of our sellers ...

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Geneva News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

City Offers Financial Relief To Residents & Businesses

Drinking Water

With the impact of the coronavirus putting a financial strain on both residents and local businesses, the City of Geneva will be providing some economic relief.The City will be suspending the 5% Municipal Utility Tax for water on customers’ mont...

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Geneva News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Garbage Stickers - Lakeshore Recyling

Geneva’s garbage collection rates will be adjusted starting Wednesday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems.A refuse sticker will cost $2.84 beginning in July. However, people who purchased stickers at...

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Geneva News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Cultural Arts Commission Cancels Summer Events

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

Citing public safety and state guidelines for social distancing, the City of Geneva’s Cultural Arts Commission has canceled the 2020 RiverPark Summer Concert Series and Shakespeare in the Park events this July.“With an uncertain summer...

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Geneva News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

County: Peck-Bricher Intersection Project On Tap

Road Work Ahead

Starting the week of June 15, Kane County is scheduled to begin an intersection improvement project at Peck and Bricher roads on Geneva’s northwest side.The work consists of roadway widening, resurfacing, new traffic signals, drainage, pedestria...

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Geneva News

News Flash

Posted on: June 1, 2020

Geneva Responds To Pandemic

Coronavirus - Spotlight

The City of Geneva begins to reopen as part of the State's "Restore Illinois" plan. Get the latest news and health information.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Traffic Alert: State Street

Road Work Ahead

IDOT is resurfacing the State Street bridge in downtown Geneva. The roadway will be down to two lanes into August.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Outdoor Lawn Watering

Irrigation System - Lawn Watering

Looking to keep your lawn green this summer? Make sure sprinklers are set to run in accordance with the City's outdoor water use schedule.

Learn More Home - Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: May 5, 2020

Geneva Police Officer Struck In Hit-And-Run Crash During Unrelated Traffic Stop In Batavia

Police News - New Car

A Geneva Police officer conducting a traffic stop was struck by a minivan in a hit-and-run crash shortly after 5 a.m. May 5 on Kirk Road south of Fabyan Parkway in Batavia.Bartolo Martinez-Lopez, 53, of the 1600 block of Windsor Lane, West Chicago, has be...

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Police News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Geneva Named One Of Illinois' Safest Cities

Street Signs In Downtown Geneva Fall 1

Geneva ranked in the top 8 percent of Illinois’ safest cities, according to a recent study by SafeWise.To identify the cities with the best safety records, SafeWise looked at the number of crimes in the 2018 FBI Crime Report, the most recent dat...

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Police News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Geneva Police Remind Residents To Lock Car Doors After Vehicles Burglarized

Police Lock Your Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is once again urging residents to lock their car doors after several car burglaries were reported overnight on the City’s east side.Valuables were reported missing from unlocked cars on Ridge Lane, Woodward Avenue an...

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Police News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

City Accepting Applications For Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy

Geneva residents interested in learning how police officers work to keep their community safe are encouraged to register for the City’s 2020 Citizen Police Academy.The weekly classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday nights from Jan. 9 through March 26 a...

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Police News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 26

National Drug Take-Back Program - Medication Pills

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. 26 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.People can turn in thei...

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Police News