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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Sept. 18 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke trucks will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Wednesday, Sept. 18 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Sept. 18 into Thursday, Sept. 19.The City’s contracto...

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City 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 event. All ...

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City 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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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

State Closes Fox River For Boating, Recreational Activities

Fox River

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Sept. 13 the Fox River in Kane County is closed for boating and other recreational water activities due to high water levels.Due to the recent rainfall, the high Fox River water levels, swift current,...

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City 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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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 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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City News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Kane County Hosting Recycling Event Sept. 14

Electronics Recycling Kane County 2

Kane County is hosting its monthly recycling collection event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14 at 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles.The event includes recycling for electronics, books, and paint as well as free document shredding.Please read Kane C...

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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: September 3, 2019

Public, Santa Invited To Christmas Tree Ceremony

New Christmas Tree Planted

The Geneva Chamber announced a ribbon cutting of the new Christmas tree at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 on the Kane County Courthouse Lawn, 100 S. Third St., in downtown Geneva.Along with Geneva Chamber staff, board, members, City of Geneva dignitaries and C...

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City News
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 30 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke trucks will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Friday, Aug. 30 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 30 into Saturday, Aug. 31.The City’s contractor will...

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City News
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Labor Day: City Offices Closed; Garbage Pickup Delayed

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

City Hall and other Geneva City offices, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for Labor Day.City offices will be open for normal business hours Tuesday, Sept. 3.Garbage collection the week of Sept. 2 will b...

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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 15, 2019

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 16 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vehicles will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Friday, Aug. 16 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 16 into Saturday, Aug. 17.The City’s contractor wi...

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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 9, 2019

South Street Section To Be Closed For 12 Weeks As City Reconstructs Culvert Crossing

South Street Detour Map

Update - Sept. 9

Wondering what is the latest taking place with the South Street road construction project? Check out the City's "Pardon The Progress" blog for the latest information.

Original News Release

South Street between Southampton Drive and...

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City News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Nicor To Perform Emergency Repair Work

Work In Progress Under Construction

Nicor Gas notified the City that the company needs to conduct emergency repair work starting Friday, Aug. 9 for a pipeline south of Lewis Road and east of Peck Road on Geneva’s west side.Nicor had recently completed an internal inspection of the natural g...

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City News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Kane County Hosting Recycling Event Aug. 10

Electronics Recycling Kane County 2

Kane County is hosting its monthly recycling collection event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10 at 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles.The event includes recycling for electronics and books as well as free document shredding.Please read Kane County's n...

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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 25, 2019

What's Going On In Geneva? Plenty! Find Out In The City's Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

Summers in Geneva are full of fun community happenings and events. Residents can stay connected with what's happening in their favorite community by reading the City's summer newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers July 25.Catch up on the latest ...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Some Geneva Utility Customers Receive Old Leaf Collection Insert

Finance Division Utility Bill Payment Dropbox

Geneva residents who received a 2018 leaf collection insert with their utility bill the week of July 15 should disregard the information. The insert was inadvertently sent out in error by the City's bill printing vendor.The old insert was distributed to n...

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City 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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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: 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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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Kane County To Adjust Randall Road Traffic Signals

Traffic Signal

The Kane County Division of Transportation is advising drivers to “Watch Your Signal” as KDOT initiates traffic signal staging adjustments at several busy intersections along Randall Road from Wednesday to Friday, July 17-19, weather p...

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City News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City Offices Closed July 4; Garbage Pickup Delayed

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

City Hall and other Geneva City offices, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.City offices will be open for normal business hours Friday, July 5.Garbage collection the week of July 1 w...

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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 24, 2019

ComEd Adds More Geneva Tree Trimming Locations This Summer

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming scheduled to take place this summer in various sections throughout Geneva.During July, ComEd crews will be trimming trees near Route 25, Oakwood Drive, River Lane, Stevens Street, Seventh Stree...

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City News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Community Invited To Participate In Mill Race Survey, Meetings

Mill Race Redevelopment

Geneva residents still have several opportunities to participate in the Mill Race Development process with an online survey and planning charrette community sessions taking place during the final week of June.To date, there has been an overwhelming respon...

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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
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Geneva's Committee Of The Whole Meeting Dates Changed

Council Chambers

Geneva's Committee of the Whole meetings are on the move starting in June.Committee of the Whole meetings will be held on the first and third Mondays following the conclusion of the regularly scheduled 7 p.m. City Council meetings. The Committee of the Wh...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Do Not Miss The 70th Annual Swedish Days Festival

Swedish Days Carnival

A must stop for a summer fun destination is Geneva’s 70th Annual Swedish Days Festival. “The Granddaddy of Illinois Festivals” will run Tuesday through Sunday, June 18-23.More than 200,000 visitors and residents stop by for a variety of activities – combi...

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City News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

'Art On Fire' Application Deadline Extended To May 31

Art On Fire

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

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City News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Swedish Days Entertainment Lineup, Car Show Announced

Swedish Days Entertainment

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 70th Annual Swedish Days Festival runs from Tuesday to Sunday, June 18-23 in downtown Geneva and has an array of talent that offers something for every type of music fan at three different venues.“Bring...

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Community Invited To Take Survey, Participate In Mill Race Redevelopment Planning Charrette

Mill Race Redevelopment

The City of Geneva and the Shodeen Family Foundation have commissioned a team of planning, architecture, engineering and marketing economics experts led by Hitchcock Design Group to plan for the redevelopment of the former Mill Race Inn property.Working t...

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City News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Geneva Flag Lowered For Former City Attorney

City Hall Flag Lowered

The City flag at Geneva City Hall has been lowered to half-staff to honor the life and contributions of former City Attorney Thomas G. McCracken.Mr. McCracken, 94, died April 29.After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a navigator during World War II, ...

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City News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

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 the last five months.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honored the City’s...

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City News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

City's Mental Health Board Hosting Community Forum May 14

Mental Health Month

The City of Geneva's Mental Health Board invites the community to talk about mental health and addiction as part of The Kennedy Forum's "On The Table, Your Voice Matters" event.The forum, which will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 in the City ...

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City News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City Flag Lowered For Longtime Business Owner

City Hall Flag Lowered

The City flag at Geneva City Hall has been lowered to half-staff to honor the life and contributions of longtime local business owner Richard "Dick" Matson.Mr. Matson, 81, died April 6.After serving in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Matson was the owner/ope...

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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Community Invited To Participate In Geneva Speed Control Policy Task Force Survey

Speed Limit Sign

Geneva residents and community stakeholders are invited to give their feedback regarding speeding and pedestrian safety through an online survey available on the City’s website.After identifying enhanced pedestrian safety as a goal in the City&a...

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City News
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Geneva Named 'Tree City USA' 19 Years & Counting

Downtown Trees

It is no secret Geneva loves its trees. They line the streets, have been incorporated into the City's new welcome signs and serve as the focal point for the City's logo. Geneva also was named a "Tree City USA" community, a tradition that nearly ...

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants This Spring

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, April 8 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 drin...

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Geneva Earth Day Celebration Scheduled For April 13

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 12th annual Earth Day festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Peck Farm Park...

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City News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Geneva Flag Lowered To Honor Middle School Educator

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of Georgina (Gigi) Kimball who passed away March 20.Ms. Kimball was a fixture at Geneva Middle School for 28 years serving as a librarian and social studies teacher.  Her obituary can be fou...

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City News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Geneva Named One Of Illinois' Safest Cities

Downtown Fireplace Fall

Geneva ranked in the top 10 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 violent crimes in the 2017 FBI Crime Report, the most recent data...

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City News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Geneva's Brush Collection Begins In April

Brush Collection

As yardwork moves higher on many people’s spring to-do lists, Geneva residents can take advantage of the City’s monthly brush collection scheduled to begin in April.  Brush pickup is intended for the disposal of tree limbs and branches that are r...

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City News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Curbside Leaf Collection Scheduled For Late March

Snow Leaves

The City’s curbside leaf collection vacuum program is scheduled to restart operations the week of March 25 for all Geneva residents after inclement weather ended the program prematurely last fall.  Kramer Tree Specialists crews will begin the fin...

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City News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Reader Survey: Geneva Named '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 2019 "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, 2019

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 during the final two weeks of March.The free yard waste disposal is part of the City’s new refuse contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Inc., w...

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City News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

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, 2019

Deadline Extended To Serve On City's Speed Control Policy Task Force

Speed Limit Sign

Geneva residents can apply to serve on the City’s new Speed Control Policy Task Force, which will be charged with making recommendations on how speed limits are established in the community.Mayor Kevin Burns announced the creation of the task force during...

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City News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Geneva Chamber To Host Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

Geneva residents can start cleaning out their attics, basements and closets in anticipation for the Geneva Citywide ABC Garage sale this spring.The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the citywide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturd...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Geneva Community Conversation To Recognize African-American History Month

African-American History Month

The City is recognizing African-American History Month by inviting the public to participate in a community conversation about diversity in Geneva.Hosted by the City’s Strategic Plan Advisory Committee, the community dialogue will be held from 7 to 8:30 p...

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City News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

City Flag Lowered For Longtime Crossing Guard

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of Cynthia (Cindy) Naughton, who helped keep children safe for 23 years working as a school crossing guard in the community.Ms. Naughton, 63, died Jan. 24 at her Geneva home. She raised two children ...

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City News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Garbage Pickup Delayed 1 Day, Recycling Suspended

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Due to the extreme weather, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will be suspending recycling collection the week of Jan. 28 in Geneva.Garbage pickup will still take place one day later than normal on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2.Geneva residents are encouraged n...

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City News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Geneva Wins Salt Institute's Snowfighting Award

Snow Plowing Downtown

Geneva was one of 55 municipalities and agencies in the United States and Canada to be named a 2018 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute.The City has received national recognition for the sixth consecutive year for excell...

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City News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Wine, Cheese & Trees Fundraiser Aims To Bring More Trees To Geneva

Wine Cheese And Trees

The City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District Foundation are teaming together to sponsor this year’s Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser to help plant more trees in the community.The eighth annual event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m....

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City News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

City To Host Downtown Zoning Update Workshops

Downtown Zoning Update

Geneva residents, downtown property owners and other community stakeholders are invited to learn more about the City’s proposed downtown zoning updates during a series of workshops this winter.Following the adoption of the Downtown Station-Area Master Pla...

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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Third Street To Be Closed During Women's March

Police News

The Kane County Coalition of We Can Lead Change will be sponsoring the Women’s March Fox Valley at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in downtown Geneva that will require parking restrictions and street closures.Signs will be posted Friday, Jan. 18 in the 300 bloc...

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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Historic Geneva Home To Be Relocated Jan. 15

City News

A historic Geneva home will be receiving a new address Tuesday, Jan. 15 when the building is moved from State Street (Route 38) to East Side Drive.The house is scheduled to be relocated starting at 9 a.m. from its present location at 122 E. State St., wea...

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City News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Geneva's Water Rises To The Top In Taste Contest

Drinking Water

Geneva took home top honors in a tie with Batavia for best drinking water during the Kane County Water Association’s annual taste test competition in December.Communities competed in the water association’s blind taste test where water was judged on clari...

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City News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Geneva Restaurant Week Offers Culinary Excellence

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 restaurants.For one week only, Monday to Sunday, Jan. 21-27, foodies...

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City News
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Christmas Tree Collection Scheduled For January

Chrstmas Tree Disposal

Geneva residents will have several opportunities to dispose of their live Christmas trees during January.Trees will be picked up on residents’ garbage collection day the weeks of Dec. 31 and Jan. 7 by Lakeshore Recycling Systems, the City&rs...

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City News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

City Wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City’s budget practices continue to earn national acclaim after Geneva received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the ninth straight year.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honor reflects the comm...

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City News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Geneva Arts Fair Named One Of Country's Best

Arts Fair

The Geneva Arts Fair was voted the sixth best arts festival in the country, according to ArtFair Calendar, the No. 1 juried art fair listings website nationwide.The site's reader survey mentioned the annual summer fair is located in Geneva's beautiful his...

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City News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City's Free Leaf Bag Program Continues In December

Leaves

With the curbside leaf collection finished for the year, Geneva residents still can dispose of any remaining leaves for free through the City's bag program.Leaves can be placed in brown yard waste bags. Refuse stickers are not required, but bags must only...

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City News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

City Unveils Interactive Geneva Visitors Map

Explore Geneva Map

Love visiting and shopping in Geneva? There is a (mobile-friendly) map for that.Whether you are tackling your holiday gift list or planning a night out in Geneva, with one click you can discover your options and be merrily on your way.Explore Geneva, an i...

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City News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

AT&T Construction Starts Dec. 10 In Geneva

ATT Logo

AT&T announced plans to replace outdated cable television, Internet and phone service equipment located in utility easements throughout Geneva, starting on the City's west side.Construction was originally scheduled to begin in October, but the project...

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City News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Special Brush Pickup Starts Dec. 10 In Geneva

Heavy Snow Branches

The City of Geneva will be conducting a special, free community-wide brush collection for residents starting the week of Dec. 10 in response to the number of tree limbs that were knocked down during the Nov. 25-26 blizzard.The City’s annual brush program ...

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City News

News Flash

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
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Applications Available For 'Art On Fire' Contest

Art On Fire

Geneva residents can grab a paintbrush and bring their artistic creativity into the community this spring by participating in the City's “Art on Fire” hydrant design program.The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission,...

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Cultural Arts News

News Flash

Fire News

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Firefighters Will Be Testing West Side Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The Geneva Fire Department will be conducting water flow tests on west side hydrants for four days starting Thursday, April 25.The project, being done in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department Water Division, will take place from 8 ...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

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

Fire News

A Geneva commercial printing operator has informed the City it will be producing another propane safety pamphlet, which has previously generated a “natural gas-like” odor detectable in the community.Strathmore Company, which operates o...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Fire Damages Geneva Home Under Construction

Fire News

A Geneva home in the 800 block of Forrest Avenue was damaged by a fire Feb. 19 that was started due to the alleged use of a contractor’s blowtorch.The Geneva Fire Department responded to the fire call at 8:53 a.m. made by a construction worker who was wor...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Geneva Fire Department To Conduct Live Fire Training

Fire News

The Geneva Fire Department will be participating in live fire training Friday to Sunday, Dec. 14-16 at 17-19 Richards St., the future site of the Hamilton Place mixed-use residential and commercial development.Through a cooperative agreement with the Hami...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

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

Fire News

A Geneva commercial printing operator has informed the City it will be producing another propane safety pamphlet, which has previously generated a “natural gas-like” odor detectable in the community.Strathmore Company, which operates o...

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Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: September 17, 2019

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Sept. 18

Mosquito

Clarke trucks will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Wednesday, Sept. 18 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Sept. 18 into Thursday, Sept. 19.The City’s contracto...

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Geneva News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

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 event. All ...

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Geneva 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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Geneva News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

State Closes Fox River For Boating, Rec Activities

Fox River

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Sept. 13 the Fox River in Kane County is closed for boating and other recreational water activities due to high water levels.Due to the recent rainfall, the high Fox River water levels, swift current,...

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Geneva 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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Geneva News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

City To Flush Fire Hydrants Throughout Geneva 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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Geneva News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Utility Projects Coming To Downtown Third Street

Road Work Ahead

Third Street near the Union Pacific Railway tracks in downtown Geneva will be down to one lane from 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 as underground utilities are relocated.Western Utility crews will be moving Sprint’s underground lines ...

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Geneva News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Police Still Seeking 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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Geneva News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

City Seeks Community Input 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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Geneva 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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Geneva News

News Flash

Posted on: January 15, 2019

Community Survey

Community Survey 2019

We want to hear from you! Take 10 minutes to complete an online survey that will help shape the future vision of Geneva.

Start The Survey Home - Spotlight
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Find out how you can safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials from the convenience of your front door.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Mill Race Redevelopment

Mill Race Redevelopment Aerial

The process has moved to the entitlement phase, which allows for further review by the City's Historic Preservation & Plan Commissions and City Council.

Learn More Home - Spotlight

News Flash

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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Police News
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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Police News
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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Police 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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Police News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Delnor Multi-Sport Madness Race, Memorial Day Parade Street Closures Announced

Memorial Day

Geneva residents should plan accordingly for two Memorial Day weekend events that will temporarily close streets on the City’s west side and downtown.The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness race will be held on the hospital campus and surrounding roadway...

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Police News
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Geneva Police Joining Forces For Cop On A Rooftop Benefit

Police News

Geneva and Batavia police officers will be teaming up at two Dunkin’ stores to collect donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s 17th annual Cop On a Rooftop event May 17. Money raised benefits Special Olympics Illinois.From 6 to 1...

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Police News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Geneva Police Participating In National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Campaign

Distracted Driving Texting

The Geneva Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police, and more than 100 local law enforcement agencies to remind motorists to stay off their phones while driving.Motorists will see inc...

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Police News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Geneva Named One Of Illinois' Safest Cities

Downtown Fireplace Fall

Geneva ranked in the top 10 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 violent crimes in the 2017 FBI Crime Report, the most recent data...

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Police News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Tip-A-Cop Event Supports Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Tip A Cop

Update - March 7

The Geneva Police Department's Tip-A-Cop event March 7 at FoxFire Restaurant helped raise $4,713 for Special Olympics Illinois.FoxFire Restaurant had more than 130 reservations that night plus walk-ins. Six police officers worked as server...

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Police News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Third Street To Be Closed During Women's March

Police News

The Kane County Coalition of We Can Lead Change will be sponsoring the Women’s March Fox Valley at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in downtown Geneva that will require parking restrictions and street closures.Signs will be posted Friday, Jan. 18 in th...

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Police News
Posted on: December 31, 2018

Charges Filed In Dec. 22 State Street Car Crash

Police News

A Batavia man has been charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence along with several misdemeanor offenses stemming from a Dec. 22 car crash in the 200 block of East State Street (Route 38) in Geneva.David J. Walgenbach, 28, of the 400 bloc...

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Police News
Posted on: December 22, 2018

Geneva Police Respond to Car Accident with Serious Injuries

Police News

On December 22, 2018, at 1:37 a.m., Geneva Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a serious accident with injuries, involving two vehicles, in the 200 block of East State Street (Route 38) in Geneva.A Batavia resident, 28 years of age, wa...

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Police News
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Geneva Citizen Police Academy Deadline Extended

Citizen Police Academy

Geneva residents and local merchants interested in learning how police officers work to keep their community safe are encouraged to register for the City’s 2019 Citizen Police Academy.The weekly classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday nights from Jan....

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Police News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Pedestrian Dies From Injuries In State Street Car Accident

Police News

An 86-year-old Geneva man died Dec. 8 from injuries he sustained from a late November car accident when he was attempting to cross West State Street (Route 38) as a pedestrian.According to two witnesses on the scene, James C. Pritchard, 100 block of Foxfo...

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Police News