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Posted on: November 20, 2020

City Participating In Toys For Tots Program

Toys For Tots

The City of Geneva is looking to put smiles on children's faces during the holidays by participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys For Tots program.The community is invited to drop off new, unwrapped gifts at two City locations outside the entra...

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City News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

City Offices To Close To The Public Starting Nov. 20

City News

Geneva’s City facilities will be closed to the public starting Friday, Nov. 20 as the state moves to the “Restore Illinois” Tier 3 COVID-19 mitigation plan. The City will continue to provide public safety and essential services to the community.The Govern...

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City News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Thanksgiving: City Offices Closed; Garbage Pickup Changed

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Geneva City offices will be closed for business Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27 in observance of Thanksgiving. The City’s public safety departments will be working throughout the holiday weekend.Normal business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30. Due to...

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City News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Geneva Police, Fire Departments Honored With 2020 Wood Award

Chat With The Chiefs

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce presented the 2020 Wood Award to essential and frontline workers in the Geneva community. The four recipients have not only been a key component to fighting COVID-19, but also to keeping our community strong.  Genev...

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Kane County Hosting Recycling Event Nov. 14

Electronics Recycling Kane County 2

Kane County will be conducting a recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s Office, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.The program will be accepting electronics, clothing, textiles, and books. Televisions and mo...

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Geneva Christmas Walk Canceled Due To COVID-19

Christmas Walk

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce announced the traditional 2020 Christmas Walk scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, the Chamber had previously determined Geneva's Holiday House Tour, origin...

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City News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Kane County Offers Free Pumpkin Recycling

Pumpkin Recycling

Kane County, in conjunction with Pushing the Envelope Farm and Northern Illinois Food Bank, is offering a free pumpkin recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7 in Geneva to help reduce seasonal holiday waste.The event is being held at Pushing ...

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City News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Geneva Police Remind Residents To Lock Doors After Cars Burglarized & Vehicle Theft Reported

Police Lock Your Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is urging residents to lock their car doors after several car burglaries and a vehicle theft took place on the City’s west side.During the overnight hours Oct. 28-29, valuables were taken from several unlocked cars in the 700 ...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

City Offers Repayment Plan For Overdue Utility Bills

Online Bill Pay

Geneva residential and commercial customers who have unpaid City utility bills will have an opportunity to bring their account balances current as part of a new repayment plan.With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, the City voluntar...

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City News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

State Implements Tier 3 COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

COVID-10 Wear Your Mask

Update - Nov. 17

The Illinois Department of Public Health is moving Kane and DuPage counties (Region 8) to the "Restore Illinois" Tier 3 mitigation plan effective Friday, Nov. 20 due to rising COVID-19 metrics.

Update - Nov. 10

The Illinois Departm...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 24

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

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City News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Kaneville Road Speed Limit Being Reduced To 30 MPH

Police News - New Car

The City of Geneva will be modifying the speed limit on Kaneville Road from 40 mph to 30 mph between Peck Road and Fargo Boulevard to help improve traffic safety.The Public Works Department will be changing the speed limit signs on Friday, Oct. 16. The Ge...

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City News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Make Sure Your Campaign Signs Are Displayed Properly

Political Sign

During the current election season, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents that campaign signs need to be placed on private property and not public parkways.If a sidewalk is present, place the sign between the sidewalk and the building. If a si...

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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

City Recommends Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips

Halloween Trick or Treating

Halloween is around the corner, and it will look and feel different than past years due to the coronavirus pandemic.The City of Geneva has begun to receive several inquiries about neighborhood Halloween trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 31. The U.S. Cen...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Geneva Announces Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaves

When the City’s curbside leaf collection program begins later this fall, Geneva residents will be able to track the contractor’s progress with an enhanced online map.The curbside program is scheduled to start the last week of October and the first week of...

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City News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Kane County Hosting Recycling Event Oct. 10

Electronics Recycling Kane County 2

Kane County will be conducting a recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s Office, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.The program will be accepting electronics, clothing, textiles, books and paint. Televisions ...

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City News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Swing Into The Season With City's Fall Newsletter

Fall Newsletter State Street

Geneva residents can get the latest information related to City's suggested Halloween trick-or-treating tips, curbside leaf collection information and plenty of local news with the City’s fall newsletter, which was distributed to subscr...

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Geneva Police Investigating Death Of An Infant

Police News - New Car

Geneva Police and the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the death of a 10-week-old infant Sept. 22.Just before 5 a.m., Geneva police officers and paramedics responded to a parking lot in the 1100 block of East State Street (Route 38) f...

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City Seeking Community Input On Strategic Plan With Online Survey, Virtual Meetings

Strategic Plan Priorities

Geneva residents, merchants, and stakeholders are invited to weigh in on the City’s strategic plan priorities to help establish a work plan for the year ahead.People can make their voices heard through an online survey that can be found on the C...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Residents Can Participate In City's Drainage Study

Backyard Flooding

Geneva will be conducting a citywide stormwater drainage study this year, and public participation will be an important part of the process this fall.After contracting with WBK Engineering, the firm will identify, assess, and evaluate the City’s...

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Geneva Flag Lowered For Longtime City Employee

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag outside City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Lillian Skaar, 93, who died Sept. 11. She was a longtime executive secretary for several Geneva mayors.The Geneva resident moved to the City in the early 1950s where she was a h...

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Geneva Chamber Cancels Holiday House Tour

Christmas House Tour

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 of Commerce Boa...

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City News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Geneva Police Participate In Randall Road Traffic Enforcement Initiative

Police News - New Car

Geneva Police joined an Elgin Police Department-sponsored initiative to increase traffic enforcement along Randall Road late this summer.  State, county and local law enforcement agencies worked together during the last week of August and the fir...

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City News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

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. 14 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 10, 2020

2021 Election Candidate Guide Now Available

Elections Ahead

Residents interested in running for Geneva City Council in 2021 can find a candidate guide posted on the City’s website.The guide provides election information on how to file for candidacy and all required forms. Nominating petitions may not be ...

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City News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Brad Kosirog Appointed New 2nd Ward Alderman

Brad Kosirog Second Ward Alderman

The Geneva City Council approved Mayor Kevin Burns’ appointment of Brad Kosirog to fill the vacant 2nd Ward alderman seat during a Sept. 8 meeting.Alderman Kosirog has served on the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission since 2016. An ...

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City News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Labor Day: City Offices Closed; Garbage Pickup Changed

Labor Day

City Hall and other Geneva City offices will be closed for business Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. The City’s public safety departments will be working throughout the holiday weekend.Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Sep...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2020

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled For This Fall

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison is planning to trim trees during September and October primarily along the Illinois Prairie Path, Kirk Road and the Union Pacific railway tracks.While the City of Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, ComEd runs power line...

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City News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Mosquito Spraying Set For Aug. 26 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vans will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Wednesday, Aug. 26 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 26 into Thursday, Aug. 27.The City’s cont...

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City News
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Geneva Chamber Introduces 'Sip & Sample' Event

Wine Samples

We know Genevans and visitors look forward to Festival of the Vine every year. Due to Phase 4 regulations, we are not able to hold this award-winning festival for 2020.  But, we are bringing something different to September to satisfy your senses...

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City News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Two Decades & Counting: Geneva Named A 'Tree City USA'

Third Street Reopens

Geneva has been named a "Tree City USA" member for the 20th time thanks to the City’s commitment to effective urban forest management.The Arbor Day Foundation’s most recent recognition is based on meeting four core standards,...

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City News
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Sanitary Smoke Testing Coming To Geneva East Subdivision

Public Works News

The City of Geneva will be performing sanitary sewer smoke testing from Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 25 in the Geneva East subdivision, weather permitting.

Smoke testing consists of blowing white smoke with pressure into the sanitary sewer manholes, fo...

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Geneva Chamber Cancels 2020 Festival Of The Vine

Festival Of The Vine

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 has made the difficult d...

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City News
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For August 13 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vans will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Thursday, August 13 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting August 13 into Friday, August 14.The City’s c...

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City News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Kane County Hosting Recycling Event Aug. 8

Electronics Recycling Kane County 2

Kane County will be conducting a recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s Office, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.The program will be accepting electronics (TVs have a fee), clothing, textiles and ...

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City News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

City Hosting Open House For Upcoming Underground Cable Replacement Project

Public Works News

The City of Geneva will be conducting an open house Wednesday, July 29 to answer resident questions prior to starting an underground cable replacement project in August.Replacing underground electric cable enhances the City’s electric service re...

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City News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Geneva Makes The Grade With Readers' Choice Survey

Shopping In Geneva

Geneva was recognized as a top community for dining, shopping, festivals, and more as part of the 2020 "Daily Herald Readers’ Choice" survey.Geneva was named the top pick for the best downtown atmosphere and the second best city to liv...

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City News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Make Geneva Count; Census Takers To Knock On Doors

Census 2020

Update

The U.S. Census announced employees will begin knocking on front doors in the Chicago region starting in late July for those who have not self-responded to the 2020 Census. Here is what to expect if a Census taker pays a visit to your home.

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City News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Shakespeare In The Park Takes To The Virtual Stage

Virtual Shakespeare In The Park

Picnicking at Shakespeare in the Park was not possible this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, fans can get their fix via a virtual performance offered by the City of Geneva’s Cultural Arts Commission.Elgin-based Goodly Creatures The...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

City Seeking Applications For Advisory Board Vacancies

Flower State Street

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

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Candidates Sought For Vacant City Alderman Seat

Council Chambers

The City of Geneva is seeking candidates for a vacant 2nd Ward alderman seat after Michael Clements resigned from his position at the conclusion of the July 13 special City Council meeting.Clements first joined the City Council after being appointed 2nd W...

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Keep Tabs On Geneva's Outdoor Watering Schedule

Irrigation System - Lawn Watering

As Geneva residents fine-tune their summer watering schedules, they should take note of the City’s sprinkler regulations.Water sprinklers are permitted between 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on designated days. Residents with an even-numbered stree...

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City News
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: 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 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 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: 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 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 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

News Flash

Posted on: July 21, 2020

Shakespeare In The Park Takes To The Virtual Stage

Virtual Shakespeare In The Park

Picnicking at Shakespeare in the Park was not possible this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, fans can get their fix via a virtual performance offered by the City of Geneva’s Cultural Arts Commission.Elgin-based Goodly Creatures The...

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Cultural Arts 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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Cultural Arts News

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Geneva Chamber Honors Police, Fire Departments With 2020 Wood Award

Chat With The Chiefs

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce presented the 2020 Wood Award to essential and frontline workers in the Geneva community. The four recipients have not only been a key component to fighting COVID-19, but also to keeping our community strong.  Genev...

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Fire 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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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

News Flash

Posted on: November 20, 2020

City Of Geneva Participating In Toys For Tots Program

Toys For Tots

The City of Geneva is looking to put smiles on children's faces during the holidays by participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys For Tots program.The community is invited to drop off new, unwrapped gifts at two City locations outside the entra...

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Geneva News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

City Offices To Close To The Public Starting Nov. 20

City News

Geneva’s City facilities will be closed to the public starting Friday, Nov. 20 as the state moves to the “Restore Illinois” Tier 3 COVID-19 mitigation plan. The City will continue to provide public safety and essential services to the community.The Govern...

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Geneva News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Thanksgiving: Refuse Pickup Changed; Offices Closed

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Geneva City offices will be closed for business Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27 in observance of Thanksgiving. The City’s public safety departments will be working throughout the holiday weekend.Normal business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30. Due to...

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Geneva News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Police, Fire Departments Honored With Wood Award

Chat With The Chiefs

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce presented the 2020 Wood Award to essential and frontline workers in the Geneva community. The four recipients have not only been a key component to fighting COVID-19, but also to keeping our community strong.  Genev...

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Geneva News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Geneva Christmas Walk Canceled Due To COVID-19

Christmas Walk

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce announced the traditional 2020 Christmas Walk scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Earlier this year, the Chamber had previously determined Geneva's Holiday House Tour, originally sched...

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Geneva News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Geneva Police Remind Residents To Lock Car Doors

Police Lock Your Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is urging residents to lock their car doors after several car burglaries and a vehicle theft took place on the City’s west side.During the overnight hours Oct. 28-29, valuables were taken from several unlocked cars in the 700 ...

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Geneva News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

City Offers Repayment Plan For Overdue Utility Bills

Online Bill Pay

Geneva residential and commercial customers who have unpaid City utility bills will have an opportunity to bring their account balances current as part of a new repayment plan.With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, the City voluntar...

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Geneva News

News Flash

Posted on: October 6, 2020

Fall Leaf Collection

Leaves

Geneva's curbside leaf collection has been completed. Still have leaves? Find out how to dispose of them for free in December.

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Utility Bill Repayment Plan

Amnesty Program

Geneva customers who have unpaid City utility bills will have an opportunity to bring their account balances current as part of a new repayment plan.

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Citywide Drainage Study

Backyard Flooding

Residents can report stormwater drainage problems and find more info about the City's comprehensive watershed study through our online portal.

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News Flash

Posted on: November 13, 2020

Geneva Chamber Honors Police, Fire Departments With 2020 Wood Award

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The Geneva Chamber of Commerce presented the 2020 Wood Award to essential and frontline workers in the Geneva community. The four recipients have not only been a key component to fighting COVID-19, but also to keeping our community strong.  Genev...

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Police News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Geneva Police Remind Residents To Lock Doors After Cars Burglarized & Vehicle Theft Reported

Police Lock Your Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is urging residents to lock their car doors after several car burglaries and a vehicle theft took place on the City’s west side.During the overnight hours Oct. 28-29, valuables were taken from several unlocked cars in the 700 ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 24

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Kaneville Road Speed Limit Being Reduced To 30 MPH

Police News - New Car

The City of Geneva will be modifying the speed limit on Kaneville Road from 40 mph to 30 mph between Peck Road and Fargo Boulevard to help improve traffic safety.The Public Works Department will be changing the speed limit signs on Friday, Oct. 16. The Ge...

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Police News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

City Recommends Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips

Halloween Trick or Treating

Halloween is around the corner, and it will look and feel different than past years due to the coronavirus pandemic.The City of Geneva has begun to receive several inquiries about neighborhood Halloween trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 31. The U.S. Cen...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Geneva Police Investigating Death Of An Infant

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Geneva Police and the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the death of a 10-week-old infant Sept. 22.Just before 5 a.m., Geneva police officers and paramedics responded to a parking lot in the 1100 block of East State Street (Route 38) f...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Geneva Police Participate In Randall Road Traffic Enforcement Initiative

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Geneva Police joined an Elgin Police Department-sponsored initiative to increase traffic enforcement along Randall Road late this summer.  State, county and local law enforcement agencies worked together during the last week of August and the fir...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Illinois Officials Issue Warning About Mysterious Seeds

Illinois Department of Agriculture

Geneva residents who receive an unsolicited package of seeds from China or any other foreign country should report the matter to the Illinois Department of Agriculture.Anyone who receives unordered seeds in the mail is being asked to contact the State&...

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Police News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Police Warn Public Of Unemployment Benefits Scam

Scam Alert

The Geneva Police Department is alerting the community about a current trend in identity theft related to unemployment benefits fraud.In recent days, multiple Geneva residents have reported receiving pre-paid debit cards issued by KeyBank in Cleveland. Th...

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Police 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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Police News
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Geneva Named One Of Illinois' Safest Cities

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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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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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