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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 24, 2020

Geneva Chamber Postpones Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

The Geneva of Chamber of Commerce has postponed the citywide garage sale originally scheduled for this spring to Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8.Event registration will remain open on the Chamber’s website. In order to participate and have a sale ...

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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: 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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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: February 7, 2020

Presidents' Day: City Office Hours; Garbage Pickup Info

Presidents Day

Geneva City Hall and other City offices, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 18.Garbage and recycli...

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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 16, 2020

Geneva City Offices Closed Jan. 20 For MLK Day

MLK Day

Geneva City Hall and other City offices, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 21.Garbage and recycling collecti...

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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: January 9, 2020

Time To Dine During Geneva Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is pleased to highlight culinary excellence by offering Geneva Restaurant Week - an entire week of delicious discounted dining at some of the City's finest eating establishments.From Monday to Sunday, Jan. 20-26, foodies wil...

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City News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Happy New Year Geneva! Check Out The Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter Island Park Fox River

New decade, new year and plenty of good things are happening in Geneva. Catch up on the latest with the City's winter newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers Jan. 7.The newsletter features information on the live Christmas tree disposal schedule,...

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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 17, 2019

Happy Holidays: City Office Hours & Garbage Pickup

Happy Holidays

People who need to conduct business with the City of Geneva should take note of our holiday hours.City Hall and other City offices, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 to 25 for Christmas an...

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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 9, 2019

Kane County: Lane Closures Coming To Fabyan-Kirk Project

Work In Progress Under Construction

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday the weeks of Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 for the ongoing Fabyan Parkway-Kirk Road intersection improvement project, according to the Kane County Division of Transpo...

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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 20, 2019

Kane County To Halt Fabyan Bridge Work For Winter

Road Work Ahead

The Fabyan Parkway bridge construction operations will cease at the end of November for the winter, according to the Kane County Division of Transportation.The bridge will remain in the current two-lane configuration for the next several months until work...

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City News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Project Completed: South Street Reopens To Traffic Nov. 19

South Street Detour Map

Update - Nov. 19

South Street between Southampton Drive and Burgess Road has been reopened to traffic Nov. 19 following the substantial completion of the bridge deck. Find full information on the City's construction page and the "Pardon The Progress&q...

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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
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Union Pacific To Close Western Avenue Railroad Crossing For Repairs

Work In Progress Under Construction

The Western Avenue railroad crossing in Geneva will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29 as Union Pacific makes repairs to the train tracks.Construction crews will be pulling the railroad pads and replacing the rail throughout the crossing. The cros...

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City News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants This Fall

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, Sept. 23 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: September 12, 2019

Utility Projects Coming To Downtown Third Street

Road Work Ahead

Update - Sept. 17

The City received late word today that Western Utility will need to once again close one lane of Third Street from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 near the railroad tracks to finish underground utility relocation. T...

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City News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

City Seeks Community Input On Strategic Plan With Forum, Online Survey

Flower State Street

Residents, merchants, and stakeholders are invited to help shape the future of Geneva by attending the City’s Strategic Plan Advisory Committee’s upcoming community forum.The forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Geneva Public Works D...

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City News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Geneva Library Depicted On City's Pewter Ornament

2019 Pewter Ornament - Old Geneva Public Library

As the Geneva Public Library prepares to open its new facility in the coming months, the City’s newest pewter ornament honors the current building the library has called home for more than a century.  The 2019 ornament, which depicts the library ...

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City News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Geneva Chamber To Plant New Christmas Tree

Christmas Walk 2017

The Geneva Chamber is pleased to announce that Geneva Chamber member Wasco Nursery & Garden Center in St. Charles will be planting a new Christmas tree on Tuesday, Aug. 13 on the north side of the Kane County Courthouse front lawn located in downtown ...

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City News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Eagle Scouts To Remove Invasive Plant Species, Debris From Subdivision Pond

Public Works News

A west side Geneva subdivision pond that has fallen into disrepair will be given much-needed attention courtesy of a local Eagle Scout volunteer project.The Scouts will be cutting down invasive plant species and removing debris Monday, Aug. 12 at the On B...

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City News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Kane County Announces Fabyan & Kirk Intersection Reconstruction Project

Road Work Ahead

Kane County will be embarking on a 14-month reconstruction project for the Fabyan Parkway and Kirk Road intersection starting the week of July 29.Additional turn lanes and through lanes will increase safety and improve traffic operations of the intersecti...

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City News
Posted on: July 15, 2019

City Seeking Applications For Cultural Arts Commission

Swedish Dala Horses Cultural Arts Bike Rack

The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated resident to fill a vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission. People who are passionate about the arts and would like to work with other volunteers to enhance the Geneva arts scene are encouraged to apply.The Cu...

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City News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

City Reminds Residents About Lawn Watering Schedule

Irrigation System - Lawn Watering

As summer weather enters the forecast, the seasonal ritual of water sprinklers running to keep yards looking green will not be far behind. Geneva residents should review the City’s sprinkler regulations as they plan their watering schedule for t...

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City News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Mill Race Redevelopment Concepts Unveiled, New Survey

Mill Race Redevelopment

The Mill Race Redevelopment planning charrette took another step forward June 26 as four concepts were unveiled to the public during an open house held at Riverside Receptions and Conference Center in Geneva.The preliminary concepts were based on the feed...

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City News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Geneva Encourages Residents To Participate In Voluntary Electric Load Reduction Program

Peak Power Day Voluntary Electric Load Program

As temperatures begin to climb this summer, 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 electri...

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City News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Students Invited To Help Shape Geneva's Future

Flower State Street

Students interested in learning about local government and how Geneva determines its priorities can apply for a unique opportunity to serve on the City's Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.As a full-fledged committee member, the selected student will parti...

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City News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Garbage Stickers - Lakeshore Recyling

Geneva residents should take notice that garbage collection rates will be adjusted starting Monday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems.A refuse sticker will now cost $2.72. However, people who purchased stickers at the ...

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City News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

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

Swedish Days Concert

The Swedish Days festival brings thousands of people to downtown Geneva to enjoy food, music and plenty of fun for people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, several downtown streets will be closed throughout the festivities Tues...

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City News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Shakespeare In The Park Features 'Twelfth Night'

Shakespeare In The Park

Patrons can put on their red shoes and dance the blues at Geneva’s Island Park Saturday, July 6 when Stone Soup Shakespeare performs a David Bowie-influenced performance of “Twelfth Night.” This free performance starts at 6 p.m.The ensemble will engage th...

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City News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

RiverPark Summer Concert Series Returns Sunday Nights This Summer

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

Geneva residents and visitors looking for a fun summer night out and about should mark their calendars for the RiverPark Summer Concert Series taking place along the scenic Fox River.  The four free concerts will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday nights i...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Parking Deck To Be Closed Overnight For Cleaning

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

The Third Street Commuter Parking Deck will be closed overnight Monday night through Friday morning, June 17-21 for cleaning and general maintenance work.The parking facility will be shut down each night from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. The deck will reopen in the ...

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City News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Fabyan Parkway Fox River Bridge Improvement Project Starts In June

Road Work Ahead

Motorists taking Fabyan Parkway as part of their commute may want to start thinking of alternate routes. Starting the week of June 10, Kane County will be embarking on a seven-month project to repair the bridge spanning the Fox River.Work will consist of ...

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City News

News Flash

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
Posted on: July 15, 2019

City Seeking Applications For Cultural Arts Commission

Swedish Dala Horses Cultural Arts Bike Rack

The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated resident to fill a vacancy on the Cultural Arts Commission. People who are passionate about the arts and would like to work with other volunteers to enhance the Geneva arts scene are encouraged to apply.The Cu...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

RiverPark Summer Concert Series Returns Sunday Nights This Summer

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

Geneva residents and visitors looking for a fun summer night out and about should mark their calendars for the RiverPark Summer Concert Series taking place along the scenic Fox River.  The four free concerts will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday nights i...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Shakespeare In The Park Features 'Twelfth Night'

Shakespeare In The Park

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues at Island Park with Stone Soup Shakespeare as they present a David Bowie-influenced performance of “Twelfth Night” at 6 p.m. on July 6. Admission is free to the annual Geneva Shakespeare in the...

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Cultural Arts News

News Flash

Fire News

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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: 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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Geneva News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Geneva Chamber Postpones Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

The Geneva of Chamber of Commerce has postponed the citywide garage sale originally scheduled for this spring to Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8.Event registration will remain open on the Chamber’s website. In order to participate and have a sale ...

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Geneva News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Lakeshore 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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Geneva 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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Geneva 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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Geneva 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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Geneva 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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Geneva News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Police: Lock Car Doors To Prevent Vehicle Burglaries

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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Geneva 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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Geneva News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Wanted: Historic Preservation Commission Applications

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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Geneva News

News Flash

Posted on: May 14, 2019

Make Sure You Count!

2020 US Census

Are you ready for the census? The City of Geneva is working to help inform, educate, and encourage residents to do their part to participate.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: March 15, 2020

The Latest On Coronavirus

Coronavirus - Spotlight

Stay connected with the latest updates from the City of Geneva and health experts on the Coronavirus outbreak.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Get The 101 On Coyotes

Coyote

Coyote sightings tend to be more prevalent in the winter months because they are searching harder for food and it is mating season.

Learn More Home - Spotlight

News Flash

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
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Geneva Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Homecoming Parade Geneva High School

The City’s downtown streets will be full of Viking pride as Geneva High School celebrates homecoming with its annual parade Friday, Sept. 27.State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 p.m. to accommodate the e...

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Police News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Geneva Police Investigating Reported Shooting

Police News - New Car

The Geneva Police Department is continuing to investigate a reported shooting that took place at 9:13 p.m. Sept. 15 at Public Storage, 2324 Gary Lane.Upon arrival, officers found a 30-year-old St. Charles man was suffering from a non-life threatening guns...

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Police News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Running Shoes Race

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 22 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon racecourse.The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva. Many downtown streets and main arterial roads will be...

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Police News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Police Still Seeking Community's Help With Aug. 22 Hit-And-Run Crash

Police News - New Car

The Geneva Police Department is requesting assistance from anyone with information about an Aug. 22 hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian on State Street (Route 38).A 73-year-old Aurora man was walking across the road at 8:50 p.m. Aug. 22 ...

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Police News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Pedestrian Seriously Injured In West State Street Hit-And-Run Crash

Police News - New Car

A 73-year-old Aurora man was seriously injured Aug. 22 in a hit-and-run car crash when he was attempting to cross West State Street (Route 38) as a pedestrian.According to witnesses, the man was walking across the road around 8:50 p.m. in the 400 block of...

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Police News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Geneva Police, Fire Departments To Conduct Active Shooter Response Training

Police News

Geneva Police and surrounding area first responders will be conducting active shooter response training from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road.The training will focus on a potential response to an active ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Third Street To Be Closed, Parking Restrictions Implemented For Geneva Arts Fair

Arts Fair

With downtown Geneva turning into a virtual art gallery during the last weekend in July, the Geneva Police Department announced a section 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 Su...

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Posted on: July 6, 2019

Geneva Police Respond to Fatal Train Accident

Geneva Police

A 24-year-old Batavia man died on July 5 from injuries he sustained when he was struck by a freight train while on the Union Pacific railroad tracks west of the Randall Road Bridge.Geneva Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the scene a...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

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

Swedish Days Concert

The Swedish Days festival brings thousands of people to downtown Geneva to enjoy food, music and plenty of fun for people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, several downtown streets will be closed throughout the festivities Tues...

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