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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program

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, April 28 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.People can turn in the...

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City News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Geneva Police To Participate In Distracted Driving Awareness Education, Enforcement Campaign

Distracted Driving Texting

Smartphones are one of life’s nice conveniences, but that technology can turn deadly when drivers are paying more attention to a text message or the latest happenings on social media instead of the road.The Geneva Police Department is joining fo...

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City News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Geneva Police Alert Community About Multiple Scams

Scam Alert

With the tax filing deadline this week, spring bringing out repair companies, and other repeated telephone fraud, the Geneva Police Department is offering residents and merchants tips on how to handle several of the most frequent scams.ComEd: A “ComEd rep...

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City News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Swedish Days Entertainment Lineup Announced

Swedish Days Entertainment

Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 69th Annual Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine runs from June 19-24 in downtown Geneva and has an array of talent that offers something for every type of music fan at three different venues. &am...

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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Contest Registration Open

Art On Fire

Geneva residents can bring their artistic creativity into the community this spring by participating in the “Art on Fire” hydrant design program.The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking artists to adopt and paint fire hydra...

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City News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Comcast Issues Equipment Update To Customers

Cable TV

Comcast is notifying customers with older legacy set top box converters that they will need to exchange them for new models free of charge.Completing the exchange will enable customers to continue to receive all the channels in their subscription as well ...

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City News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Geneva Earth Day Celebration Brings Plenty Of Family Fun

Earth Day

Geneva families are encouraged to go green as the City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District team up to celebrate Earth Day.The 11th annual Earth Day festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Peck Farm Park...

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City News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Kane County To Host Recycling Event April 14

Electronics Recycling Kane County

The Kane County Recycles Event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14 at the Kane County Circuit Court Clerk's Office, 540 S. Randall, St. Charles. Crews will be accepting electronics, books and paint for recycling, and documents for shreddin...

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City News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

City Council Adopts 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget

Budget

The Geneva City Council approved the 2018-19 budget April 2, and here are some highlights of the upcoming fiscal year spending plan that starts Tuesday, May 1.The City’s budget is actually a combination of 37 individual budgets, all having different purpo...

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City News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

City Launches New Online Cemetery Maps

Cemetery Map

People seeking information about Geneva’s two cemeteries can now access a public information map on the City’s website.During the past several years, the City has been compiling data from both Oak Hill and West Side cemeteries regarding burials, lot owner...

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City News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Catch Up On Latest Geneva Happenings With City Newsletter

Spring Newsletter Fargo Flowers

It may not feel like spring weather outside in Geneva, but the City's Spring Newsletter has arrived!Catch up on all your local news, events and happenings in your favorite community, including the City's new brush collection zones, spring fire hydrant flu...

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City News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Construction Resumes For Burlington, Fresh Thyme Stores

City News

Construction activity resumed the week of April 2 for the future Burlington and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores in the Fabyan Crossing shopping center on Randall Road.Burlington - formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory - is scheduled to be open for b...

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City News
Posted on: April 4, 2018

City Flag Lowered In Memory Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King

The Geneva flag has been lowered at City Hall April 4 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Dr. King made numerous contributions to our country as a civil rights leader advocating for equality for all people...

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants This Spring

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, April 16 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 dri...

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City News
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Geneva Continues Proud Tree City USA Tradition

Downtown Trees

Geneva has been going green 18 years and counting. The Arbor Day Foundation has once again named Geneva a "Tree City USA" community for our commitment to effective urban forest management.The City's growing tree canopy earned the distinction by ...

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City News
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Geneva Residents Invited To Come Chat With The Chiefs

Chat With The Chiefs

Have a question that you have always wanted to ask about Geneva’s Police or Fire departments? Residents are invited to pull up a seat for “Coffee and Cookies With Geneva’s Chiefs.”Police Chief Eric Passarelli and Fire Chief Mike Antenore will be hosting t...

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City News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

City's Sales Tax Referendum Wins Approval

Sales Tax Referendum Graphic

Geneva residents have supported the City’s non-home rule sales tax referendum March 20, according to unofficial vote totals from the Kane County Clerk’s Office.Voters were asked if the non-home rule sales tax rate in Geneva should be 1...

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Controlled Burn Scheduled For Water Treatment Plant

Controlled Burn

The City is planning to conduct a controlled burn Thursday, March 22 near the Water Treatment Plant on Keslinger Road.West side residents may see smoke billowing into the air, but people can be rest assured no emergency is taking place. The Geneva Fire De...

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City News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

City Offices Closed March 30, Garbage Pickup Unchanged

Paper Merchant Bike Flowers

Geneva City Hall and other City offices with the exception of the Police and Fire departments will be closed Friday, March 30 for a spring holiday.Normal business hours will resume Monday, April 2.Garbage pickup the weeks of March 26 and April 2 will rema...

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City News
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Pace Customers Will No Longer Be Able To Flag Down Buses

Pace Bus

Pace announced customers will no longer be able to flag down buses as the agency converts all of its routes to a posted-stops operation in the future.Pace notified the City of the change, which was made as part of a network evaluation to improve customer ...

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City News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Don't Be Left Holding The Bag With Garbage Stickers

Advanced Disposal Garbage

Geneva residents purchasing garbage stickers should be mindful that the City's refuse contract with Advanced Disposal will be expiring Saturday, June 30.The City will be going out to bid for a new contract this spring. For residents who buy their garbage ...

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City News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

City Flag Lowered For Longtime Zoning Board Of Appeals Member, Volunteer

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag outside City Hall was lowered to half-staff March 12 in memory of longtime community volunteer George Krippner, who passed away March 5 at the age of 80.Mr. Krippner served on the City's Zoning Board of Appeals, an advisory commission, fro...

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City News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Collection Zone Changes Coming To Brush Program

Brush Collection

The City of Geneva is notifying residents regarding new collection zones established this year for the monthly brush pickup program, which is scheduled to begin in April.The map was redrawn to distribute the workload more evenly for the City’s brush colle...

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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2018

The Readers Have Spoken: Geneva Is The 'Best Of The West'

Shopping In Geneva

Readers of "West Suburban Living" Magazine once again ranked Geneva as the premier community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of its 2018 "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: February 27, 2018

Geneva Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Film Festival

The Geneva Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with cinema enthusiasts when the curtain rises Friday & Saturday, March 9 to 10.The program includes narrative shorts and features, documentary shorts and features, animated shorts, mus...

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City News
Posted on: February 26, 2018

City Wins Trifecta Of Financial Reporting Accolades

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Geneva’s financial reporting and transparency efforts have culminated with the City’s third national award in 2018.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recognized the City’s accomplishments during the past two months...

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City News
Posted on: February 26, 2018

City Contractor To Conduct Parkway Tree Inventory

Tree Inventory

A City contractor will be performing a parkway tree inventory throughout Geneva during the next several months.Beginning in late February, residents may see Graf Tree Care, Inc. crews walking through the parkways counting and evaluating the health of the ...

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City News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

City Seeking Applications For Advisory Board Vacancy

Flower State Street

Want to make a difference in your community but not sure where to start? The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated volunteer to fill a vacancy on its Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.The committee is charged with prioritizing community goals outlined...

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City News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Registration Now Open For Geneva's Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a citywide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28.People can clean out their Attics, Basements and Closets for the Geneva Citywide ABC Garage Sale.Participants will have their ...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Geneva Wins Snowfighting Award For Fifth Straight Year

Snow Plowing Downtown

Geneva was one of 85 communities in the United States and Canada to be named a 2017 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute.The City has received national recognition for the fifth consecutive year for excellence in environm...

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City News
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Geneva Flag Lowered For Former Longtime Public Works Employee

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of the City's former Downtown Business District Crew Leader Tim Carey, who passed away at age 63 on Feb. 11.Mayor Kevin Burns said much of downtown Geneva's beauty can be attributed to Mr. Carey's wo...

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City News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Residents Urged To Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow

Snow Hydrant

With plenty of snow falling on Geneva this week and more forecasted for the weekend, the Geneva Fire Department wants to remind residents to clear out the closest fire hydrant to their house.A fast and adequate water supply for the Fire Department can mak...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Geneva Issues Winter Parking, Plowing Reminders

Snow Car

With significant snow expected to enter the forecast, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents about parking regulations to ensure plowing operations run smoothly and efficiently through the community.The Public Works Department’s prima...

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City News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Fundraiser Furthers Mission To Reforest Downtown Parkways

Wine Cheese And Trees

People interested in bolstering 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 seventh annual Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser will take plac...

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City News
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Catch Up On Latest Geneva Happenings With City Newsletter

Winter Newsletter Island Park Fox River

Grab a cup of coffee and catch up on the latest Geneva news and happenings with the City's Winter Newsletter, which was distributed electronically Jan. 12.Readers will find information about the upcoming sales tax referendum, MetroNet construction, new we...

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City News
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Geneva Film Festival To Host Sneak Preview Events

Film Festival

With the Geneva Film Festival ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary in March, cinema enthusiasts can get a sneak preview of what is to come at two special events.The first preview event will be held from 6 to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at Water Street Studi...

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City News
Posted on: January 4, 2018

City Wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the eighth consecutive year, the City’s budget practices have once again earned national acclaim after Geneva received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honor reflec...

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City News
Posted on: December 27, 2017

City Announces Christmas Tree Collection Schedule

Chrstmas Tree Disposal

Geneva residents will have two opportunities to dispose of their live Christmas trees for free during January.Trees will be picked up on residents’ garbage collection day the weeks of Jan. 1 and Jan. 8 by Advanced Disposal, the City’s waste hauler. People...

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City News
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Mi-Tech Services Will Be Testing Geneva Utility Poles

Public Works News

Geneva residents will be seeing Mi-Tech Services crews testing utility poles throughout the City during the next three weeks.Mi-Tech vans and pickup trucks will have a City of Geneva contractor logo on the door. Crew members will be wearing hard hats and ...

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City News
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Geneva To Install New Welcome Signage In December

Welcome Signs Rendering

Residents and visitors driving into Geneva will be greeted with new welcome signage at some of the City’s major gateway points by year’s end.Two primary arterial signs are scheduled to be installed on State Street (Route 38)/Bricher Road and Fabyan Parkwa...

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City News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

City of Geneva Issues Winter Parking, Snow Plow Operations Reminders

Snow Plowing Downtown

With snow expected to enter 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 ar...

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City News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Controlled Burn Scheduled For Dec. 6 At Prairie Green Preserve

Controlled Burn

A controlled burn has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Prairie Green Preserve located near Keslinger and Peck roads on Geneva's west side.The City's contractor plans to start around 7 a.m. and will continue until finished or weather conditions warr...

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City News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Support Local Retailers By Shopping Small Nov. 25

Small Business Saturday 2017

Shopping Small Business Saturday in Geneva Nov. 25 goes a long way for customer discounts and supporting our local retail community this holiday season.To encourage people to patronize Geneva’s wide selection of independent stores and restaurants, the Cit...

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2017

Alderman Kilburg Wins Geneva Chamber Wood Award

Alderman Dean Kilburg Wood Award Winner

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce named Third Ward Alderman Dean Kilburg as its 2017 Wood Award recipient during the agency's annual dinner and awards night Nov. 9 at Eagle Brook County Club.The Wood Community Service award is presented each year by the Cham...

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City News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

Geneva’s weekend of holiday magic is capped off with the Steeple Walk, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four local churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the ninth annual event will take place from 2 to 4:3...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

It's A Date: Come Support The Arts In Geneva Nov. 10

Art Affair 2017 Poster

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s annual fundraiser may have a new location, style and charm this year, but the mission to promote artistic endeavors in the community remains unchanged.The Commission will be hosting Art Affair from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday,...

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City News
Posted on: October 13, 2017

Geneva Named Fifth Best Minor League Baseball Town

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars and the City of Geneva make a great team, which has resulted in the City being named the fifth best minor league baseball town in the country according to a recent SmartAsset survey.The 2017 survey stated, "In the past year, t...

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City News
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Tickets On Sale For Geneva Christmas House Tour

Christmas House Tour

Join the fun for a Geneva holiday tradition with the Christmas House Tour. Enjoy five lovely, exquisite Geneva homes decorated in holiday splendor by local decorators.These homes will open to visitors for self-guided tours from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fri...

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City News
Posted on: October 11, 2017

City Launches New Mobile-Responsive Website

New Website

The City of Geneva continues its commitment to be mobile-friendly with the rollout of a new look website this week.The new www.geneva.il.us has a sleek mobile-responsive design, which provides visitors using a computer, phone or tablet the same customer s...

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City News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

MetroNet Construction Starting This Fall In Geneva

MetroNet Construction Yard Sign

Geneva residents will have a new option for their cable television, Internet and phone service coming in the future.MetroNet will begin installing fiber optic cable and infrastructure in utility easements throughout the City during the next two years afte...

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City News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

City Seeking Community Input On Geneva's Future

Flower State Street

Residents, merchants and community stakeholders are invited to two community meetings to provide feedback that could help shape the future vision for Geneva.The strategic plan community meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Geneva Fire D...

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City News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Geneva Fall Leaf Collection To Start In November

Leaves

Geneva residents can map out their fall yard work schedule after the City announced the collection dates for its 2017 curbside leaf program.The City’s curbside leaf pickup is divided into three geographical zones, with each zone collected three ...

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City News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

City Honors 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Contest Winners

Art On Fire

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.Natalia Bork and Tatiana Hamilton won first place for their “Doodle” hydrant located on Lincol...

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City News
Posted on: October 3, 2017

Flags Lowered For Las Vegas Shooting Victims

All Flags Lowered

Flags have been lowered at Geneva City Hall and all our City buildings in memory of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this week.The flags will remain at half-staff through Oct. 6.Our thoughts are with the families impacted by this trag...

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City News
Posted on: September 29, 2017

Next Phase Of Third Street Brick Project Starts Oct. 2

Third Street Sidewalk Brick Ribbon

A City contractor will begin the second phase of a brick repair and replacement project Monday, Oct. 2 on Third Street in downtown Geneva.Brick ribbons along the sidewalk and curbs will be replaced on Third Street from State (Route 38) to James streets. T...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Sept. 21

Mosquito

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Thursday, Sept. 21 to control the adult insect population.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Sept. 21 into Friday, Sept. 2...

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City News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Geneva Providing Front Door Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

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 City has joined forces with Kane County.With the closest household hazardous waste collection site being i...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2017

City Flag Lowered For Former Geneva Police Chief & Community Contributor

City Hall Flag Lowered

The City flag outside Geneva City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in  memory of former Geneva Police Chief Glenn McConnaughay and community  contributor Sally Ruark.Mr. McConnaughay, 96, was served in World War II in the Army Air Cor...

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City News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Rail Agencies Hosting Third Main Line Open House

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

Union Pacific and Metra are inviting Geneva residents to an open house to learn more about the future construction of a third railroad line through the City.The Third Main Line open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in the audit...

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City News
Posted on: September 11, 2017

Beautification Committee Announces Tour Des Fleurs Winners

Tour des Fleurs Garden Contest 2017 Winner

The Geneva Beautification Committee recognized the winners of the 2017 Tour des Fleurs garden contest during Festival of the Vine Sept. 10.Six gardens were featured in the third annual contest/fundraiser this summer. People voted for their favorite Tour d...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

ComEd Plans To Trim More Trees In Geneva During September

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming operations scheduled to take place in September in various sections of Geneva.While the City of Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, ComEd does run power lines through the communi...

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City News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants This Fall

Hydrant Flushing

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, Sept. 18 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 dri...

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City News
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Geneva Police Urge 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. 23.

Police officers will have a visible presence in school zones and neighborhoods surrounding school buildings th...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Fire Department To Perform Hydrant Flow Testing

The Geneva Fire Department, in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department, will be conducting water flow tests on fire hydrants from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 29 to 31. The operations will take place from the Fox R...

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City News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Route 31 Sidewalk Connection Project Construction Begins Soon

The City of St. Charles and the City of Geneva are partnering to complete much needed sidewalk connection improvements on Geneva Road/IL Route 31 from Willowgate Lane in St. Charles south to the existing sidewalk near Wheeler Park in Geneva. Work is sched...

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City News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Peck Farm House Depicted On City's Pewter Ornament

Peck Farm is the crossroads where history, nature and recreation collide in Geneva, and the home that helped start it all is featured on the City’s newest pewter ornament now available for purchase.

The 2017 ornament depicts the Peck Farm House...

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 15 In Geneva

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Tuesday, Aug. 15 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 15 into Wednesday, Aug. 1...

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Geneva Flag Lowered For Victims Of Charlottesville

The City of Geneva flag outside City Hall has been lowered in memory of the people who lost their lives stemming from the violence in Charlottesville, Va. Aug. 12. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns issued the following statement: "Sometimes the gr...Read on... City News
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Boy Scouts Participating In Storm Sewer Stenciling Volunteer Project

Geneva Boy Scouts will be getting the word out this weekend - literally - about the importance of protecting the Fox River from illegal dumping. Boy Scouts will be stenciling messages such as "Dump no waste, drains to river," on Geneva storm s...Read on... City News
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Festival Of The Vine Fun Coming In September

The 36th annual Festival of the Vine is coming to downtown Geneva Friday to Sunday, Sept. 8 to 10. As is tradition, the Flavor Fare and Wine Tent are located on the corner of Fourth & State streets. 

Free entertainment is o...

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City News
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For August 1 in Geneva

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Tuesday, Aug. 1 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 1 into Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Natural Resources Committee Makes $10K Donation To City To Plant Downtown Trees

Geneva’s downtown tree inventory received another boost this year thanks to a $10,000 donation from the City’s Natural Resources Committee (NRC).The money reimburses the City for the purchase of 20 new trees, which were planted in June...

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City News
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Underground Cable Project Scheduled For Sunset Meadows Subdivision

A City contractor will be replacing underground cable in the Sunset Meadows subdivision in Geneva starting the week of July 17. Impacted residents were originally sent a letter in late June announcing the project, which is being performed by Utility Dyn...Read on... City News
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Third Annual Downtown Garden Contest 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.

Six gardens are featured in the second annual contest/fundraiser that will run throu...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Geneva Revises Parking Fine Structure

People who receive a parking ticket in Geneva will have more time to pay the fine before incurring additional penalties effective Monday, July 10.

As part of the 2016-17 budget, the City Council directed staff to research Geneva’s parking fine ...

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City News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For July 7

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide this evening, July 7 to control a sudden spike in the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting July 7 in...

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City News

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Geneva Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Film Festival

The Geneva Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with cinema enthusiasts when the curtain rises Friday & Saturday, March 9 to 10.The program includes narrative shorts and features, documentary shorts and features, animated shorts, mus...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Geneva Film Festival To Host Sneak Preview Events

Film Festival

With the Geneva Film Festival ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary in March, cinema enthusiasts can get a sneak preview of what is to come at two special events.The first preview event will be held from 6 to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at Water Street Studi...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Art Affair Raises $13,000 for Artistic Endeavors in Geneva

GCAC General Banner

On November 10, 2017, guests came together to support the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s inaugural Art Affair fundraiser at the Geneva Golf Club. Inspired by the artistic past of 16th century salons in Europe and motivated by Geneva&rsquo...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

Geneva’s weekend of holiday magic is capped off with the Steeple Walk, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four local churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the ninth annual event will take place fro...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

It's A Date: Come Support The Arts In Geneva Nov. 10

Art Affair 2017 Poster

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s annual fundraiser may have a new location, style and charm this year, but the mission to promote artistic endeavors in the community remains unchanged.The Commission will be hosting Art Affair from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday,...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: October 5, 2017

City Honors 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Contest Winners

Art On Fire

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.Natalia Bork and Tatiana Hamilton won first place for their “Doodle” hydrant located on Lincol...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Love, Forgiveness The Focus Of Shakespeare In the Park Play July 15 In Geneva

Update: Due to flooding at Island Park from storms the week of July 10, the event has been relocated to RiverPark, 151 N. River Lane. The show will go on!

Original News Release (with venue change) A night of comedy and culture returns to Geneva&rsquo...Read on... Cultural Arts News

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Geneva Residents Invited To Come Chat With The Chiefs

Chat With The Chiefs

Have a question that you have always wanted to ask about Geneva’s Police or Fire departments? Residents are invited to pull up a seat for “Coffee and Cookies With Geneva’s Chiefs.”Police Chief Eric Passarelli and Fi...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Residents Urged To Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow

Snow Hydrant

With plenty of snow falling on Geneva this week and more forecasted for the weekend, the Geneva Fire Department wants to remind residents to clear out the closest fire hydrant to their house.A fast and adequate water supply for the Fire Department can mak...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Company's Printing Job May Cause 'Natural Gas' Odor

Fire News

Strathmore Company in Geneva has informed the City the business will be printing another propane safety pamphlet, which has generated a “natural gas-like” odor detectable in the community in the past.Strathmore, which operates on Gary ...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Company's Printing Job May Cause 'Natural Gas' Odor

Strathmore Company in Geneva has informed the City the business will be printing another propane safety pamphlet, which has generated a “natural gas-like” odor detectable in the community in the past.Strathmore, which operates on Gary Lane, will be conduc...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 25, 2017

Firefighters Respond To Fox Valley Ice Arena Fire

No one was injured after a fire damaged a refrigeration compressor on Sep. 24 at the Fox Valley Ice Arena, located at 1996 S. Kirk Road on Geneva’s east side.At about 6:26 am this morning, the Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to a commercia...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

One Person Injured In Kansas Street House Fire

One person was injured after a house was damaged by a fire Aug. 30 at 220 Kansas St. on Geneva’s east side.The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to the incident at about 8:03 p.m. after a neighbor spotted the fire and called 911. As engines arrived on...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Company's Printing Job May Cause 'Natural Gas' Odor

Strathmore Company in Geneva has informed the City the business will be printing another propane safety pamphlet, which has generated a “natural gas-like” odor detectable in the community in the past.

In May, the Geneva Fire Department responded to several...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Fire Department To Perform Hydrant Flow Testing

The Geneva Fire Department, in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department, will be conducting water flow tests on fire hydrants from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 29 to 31. The operations will take place from the Fox R...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 15, 2017

Fire Damages Storage Barn In Geneva Township

A large storage barn was severely damaged by a fire Aug. 14 at 37W260 Kaneville Road in unincorporated Geneva Township near Geneva’s west side.

The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched at about 9:06 p.m. for a reported structu...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Detached Garage Severely Damaged By Fire

A detached garage was severely damaged by fire Aug. 10 at 1022 Geneva Drive on the City’s east side.

The Geneva Fire Department responded to the incident at about 6:16 p.m. for an initial report of an alley garage on fire.

Upon arrival, firefight...

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Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: April 16, 2018

Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Day

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, April 28 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.People can turn in the...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Police To Conduct Extra Distracted Driving Patrols

Distracted Driving Texting

Smartphones are one of life’s nice conveniences, but that technology can turn deadly when drivers are paying more attention to a text message or the latest happenings on social media instead of the road.The Geneva Police Department is joining forces with ...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Police Alert Community About Multiple Scams

Scam Alert

With the tax filing deadline this week, spring bringing out repair companies, and other repeated telephone fraud, the Geneva Police Department is offering residents and merchants tips on how to handle several of the most frequent scams.ComEd: A “ComEd rep...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Swedish Days Entertainment Lineup Announced

Swedish Days Entertainment

Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 69th Annual Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine runs from June 19-24 in downtown Geneva and has an array of talent that offers something for every type of music fan at three different venues.  “Br...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Contest Registration Open

Art On Fire

Geneva residents can bring their artistic creativity into the community this spring by participating in the “Art on Fire” hydrant design program.The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking artists to adopt ...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Comcast Issues Equipment Update To Customers

Cable TV

Comcast is notifying customers with older legacy set top box converters that they will need to exchange them for new models free of charge.Completing the exchange will enable customers to continue to receive all the channels in their subscription as well ...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Geneva Earth Day Celebration Brings Plenty Of Family Fun

Earth Day

Geneva families are encouraged to go green as the City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District team up to celebrate Earth Day.The 11th annual Earth Day festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Peck...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

City Council Adopts 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget

Budget

The Geneva City Council approved the 2018-19 budget April 2, and here are some highlights of the upcoming fiscal year spending plan that starts Tuesday, May 1.The City’s budget is actually a combination of 37 individual budgets, all having different purpo...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

City Launches New Online Cemetery Maps

Cemetery Map

People seeking information about Geneva’s two cemeteries can now access a public information map on the City’s website.During the past several years, the City has been compiling data from both Oak Hill and West Side cemeteries regarding burials, lot owner...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Catch Up On Latest With The City's Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter Fargo Flowers

It may not feel like spring weather outside in Geneva, but the City's Spring Newsletter has arrived!Catch up on all your local news, events and happenings in your favorite community, including the City's new brush collection zones, spring fire hydrant flu...

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Geneva News

News Flash

Posted on: October 6, 2017

Spring Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing

Public Works will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the City this spring. Your water is safe to drink but hold off on laundry if the water is rusty.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 9, 2018

Garbage Sticker Notice

Advanced Disposal Garbage

Geneva residents purchasing garbage stickers should be mindful that the City's refuse contract with Advanced Disposal will be expiring Saturday, June 30.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: March 21, 2018

New Brush Pickup Map

Brush Collection

The City announced new brush collection zones are being implemented this year to better distribute the workload. Find the map and program rules online.

Learn More Home - Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: April 18, 2018

Geneva Police To Participate In Distracted Driving Awareness Education, Enforcement Campaign

Distracted Driving Texting

Smartphones are one of life’s nice conveniences, but that technology can turn deadly when drivers are paying more attention to a text message or the latest happenings on social media instead of the road.The Geneva Police Department is joining forces with ...

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Police News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Geneva Police Alert Community About Multiple Scams

Scam Alert

With the tax filing deadline this week, spring bringing out repair companies, and other repeated telephone fraud, the Geneva Police Department is offering residents and merchants tips on how to handle several of the most frequent scams.ComEd: A “ComEd rep...

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Police News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program

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, April 28 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.People can turn in the...

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Police News
Posted on: March 23, 2018

Geneva Residents Invited To Come Chat With The Chiefs

Chat With The Chiefs

Have a question that you have always wanted to ask about Geneva’s Police or Fire departments? Residents are invited to pull up a seat for “Coffee and Cookies With Geneva’s Chiefs.”Police Chief Eric Passarelli and Fire Chief Mike Antenore will be hosting t...

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Police News
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Tip A Cop Event To Support Special Olympics

FoxFire Restaurant

People looking for a unique dining experience are invited to a special night at FoxFire Restaurant where Geneva Police officers will take on a new role as servers for a good cause.Officers will be working from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the downt...

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Police News
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Geneva Issues Winter Parking, Plowing Reminders

Snow Car

With significant snow expected to enter the forecast, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents about parking regulations to ensure plowing operations run smoothly and efficiently through the community.The Public Works Department’s primary objecti...

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Police News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

No Charges To Be Filed In Fatal Geneva Car Accident

Police News

No charges will be filed in the fatal car crash that killed one person and injured another early Jan. 7 in the 1400 block of West State Street (Route 38) in Geneva.The Kane County Coroner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy on Adam L. Bruner, 28, 300 b...

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Police News
Posted on: January 7, 2018

Geneva Police Respond To Fatal Accident On State Street

Police News

One person was killed and another was injured after a two-car accident took place at about 1:18 a.m. Jan. 7 in the 1400 block of West State Street (Route 38) in Geneva.Adam L. Bruner, 28, 300 block of Augusta Avenue, DeKalb, was driving westbound on West ...

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Police News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Geneva Police Remind Residents To Lock Vehicles After Car Burglaries, Theft Reported

Police Lock Your Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is once again urging residents to lock their car doors after several car burglaries and a vehicle theft were reported over the weekend on the City’s west side.Valuables were reported missing from unlocked cars in the Fisher Fa...

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Police News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Geneva Police Remind Residents To Lock Their Cars

Police Lock Your Car Doors

During the past month, several communities in the Fox Valley area have seen an increase in thefts and burglaries from vehicles. In an effort to remain proactive in dealing with criminal activity, the Geneva Police Department is urging residents to lock th...

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Police News
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Geneva Citizen Police Academy Deadline Extended

Geneva Police

Curious to learn how the Geneva Police officers do their job? Geneva residents and local merchants are invited to be part of the inaugural Citizen Police Academy in 2018.The weekly classes will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday nights from Jan. 11 throu...

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Police News
Posted on: October 25, 2017

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 28

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

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Police News
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Geneva Police Promoting Firearm Safety With Free Gun Locks

Geneva Police

Geneva firearm owners are invited to pick up a free gun lock now being offered by the Geneva Police Department.The Police Department’s Crime Prevention Team has received the gun locks courtesy of Project Child Safe, a program of the National Shooting Spor...

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Police News
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Geneva Announces Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours

Halloween Downtown Event

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. Tuesday, Oct. 31.Families can get a jump start on their candy collection as downtown merchants offe...

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Police News
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Shoes Marathon Race

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 17 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 roads b...

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Police News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Police Crime Prevention Team Issues Identity Theft Alert

Identity Theft

The Geneva Police Department’s Crime Prevention Team is offering several identity protection tips in the wake of a national credit reporting agency security breach earlier this month.The Equifax data theft compromised personal information from about 143 m...

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Police News
Posted on: September 7, 2017

Geneva Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Geneva High School Homecoming Parade

Geneva High School students will celebrate Homecoming with their traditional parade Friday, Sept. 15 that will require several streets to be closed for motorists.State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 p.m. to accomm...

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Police News
Posted on: August 22, 2017

Geneva Police Urge 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. 23.Police officers will have a visible presence in school zones and neighborhoods surrounding school buildings th...

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Police News
Posted on: August 7, 2017

Batavia Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident

A 45-year-old Batavia man has died after his motorcycle went off the roadway striking a light pole and two trees at 12:05 a.m. Aug. 7 in the 1300 block West State Street in Geneva.

Geneva Police were originally dispatched for a report of a suspicious nois...

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Police News
Posted on: July 14, 2017

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

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

The Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, J...

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Police News
Posted on: July 10, 2017

Geneva Revises Parking Fine Structure

People who receive a parking ticket in Geneva will have more time to pay the fine before incurring additional penalties effective Monday, July 10.

As part of the 2016-17 budget, the City Council directed staff to research Geneva’s parking fine ...

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Police News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Geneva Police, Fire Departments To Conduct Active Shooter Response Training At Heartland School

The Geneva Police and Fire departments will be conducting active shooter response training from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at Heartland Elementary School, 3300 Heartland Drive.

Being done in coordination with Geneva Community Unit School District ...

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Police News