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Posted on: February 19, 2021

City Hosting 'The Fire This Time' Online Book Discussion

The Fire This Time Virtual Book Discussion

The community is invited to participate in a virtual discussion in March regarding the bestselling book “The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race.”Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and Traci O’Neal Ellis, the Illinois Math and Science Academy’s Chief...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Significant Fire Damages Geneva Township House

Fire News - New

No one was injured after a single-family house was damaged by a fire Feb. 13 west of Peck Road in unincorporated Geneva Township.The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 6:14 p.m. at 0N760 Wenmoth Lane after a neighbor cal...

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City News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Cultural Arts Commission Hosting Virtual Film Screening To Commemorate Black History Month

Toni Morrison

In celebration of Black History Month, the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission will sponsor a virtual screening and discussion of the documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.”Morrison was a noted American writer whose best-selling novels explored the blac...

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City News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

City Offices Closed For Presidents' Day; Garbage Pickup Unchanged

Presidents Day

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday.Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 16.Garbage collection the week of Feb. 15 will remain on the normal Thursday-Friday coll...

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City News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Geneva City Council Approves 2021-22 Budget

Budget

The Geneva City Council unanimously approved a $102.9 million 2021-22 fiscal year budget, a 3.7% decrease from the current budget, during its Feb. 1 meeting.  The City's budget is a combination of 37 individual budgets, all having different purpo...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

How To Prevent Frozen Water Pipes During The Winter

Frozen Water Pipe

When temperatures fall into the single digits this winter, the City wants to remind residents to take action to avoid frozen water lines.Most importantly, do not shut off heat to a home or business that is unoccupied. Water pipes will freeze and burst, ca...

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City News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow This Winter

Snow Hydrant

With 5 inches of snow falling this week and more on the way this weekend, the Geneva Fire Department wants to remind residents to clear out the closest fire hydrant to their house.A fast and adequate water supply for the Fire Department can make the diffe...

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City News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

City's Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Wins APWA Honor

Public Works News

The American Public Works Association's Fox Valley Branch has selected Geneva's Joe Czysczon as its 2020 Professional Manager of the Year Award - Public Fleet category.Czysczon was hired as the City's Fleet Maintenance Supervisor in 2017 to help modernize...

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City News
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Support Local Restaurants With Geneva's Carry Out Challenge

Carry Out Challenge

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is challenging everyone to carry out from a Geneva restaurant in January and then challenge friends or a group to do the same.“While January is usually the month we host Geneva Restaurant Week, with COVID-19 still surroundin...

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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

City Offices Closed For MLK Day; Garbage Pickup Unchanged

Martin Luther King

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19. City buildings will remain closed to the public per the State's Tier 3 CO...

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City News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled For This Winter

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison will be trimming trees in several areas in Geneva during the months of February and March.

Work is scheduled to take place along two sections of Route 25, including from Fabyan Parkway to the Fox Run subdivision as well as near Oakwood ...

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City News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission Hosting Short Story Contest

Geneva Write Now Contest Cultural Arts Commission

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission invites budding and experienced Geneva writers to share their original work through the Geneva Write Now short story contest.The contest is open to adults and students in middle school and high school. The contest theme...

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City News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Geneva's Wine, Cheese & Trees Going Virtual

Wine Cheese And Trees

Geneva’s Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser may be going virtual in 2021, but the overall mission of raising money to plant new trees in the community remains the same.The City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District Foundation are tea...

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City News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

City Ushers In The New Year With Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter Island Park Fox River

Geneva residents can get the latest information on live Christmas tree pickup, snow parking reminders, and plenty of local news with the City’s winter newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers Jan. 5.Readers also can find out who's running for City...

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City News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Candidates File To Run For Geneva City Council Seats In 2021

Elections Ahead

Another election is on the horizon, but this time residents will be voting for local races including candidates running for the Geneva City Council.The positions for mayor, city clerk, and treasurer along with one aldermanic seat in Wards 1, 3, 4, and 5 a...

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City News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Christmas Tree Collection Scheduled For January

Chrstmas Tree Disposal

Geneva residents will have two chances to dispose of their live Christmas trees during January.Trees will be picked up for free on residents’ regular garbage collection day the weeks of Jan. 4 and Jan. 11 by Lakeshore Recycling Systems, the City’s waste h...

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City News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

City of Geneva Issues Winter Parking Reminders

Snow Plowing Downtown

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

2 Inches

Posted “Snow Routes,” which are high...

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City News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Kane County Adds Saturday Hours To Fabyan Recycling Center

Electronics Recycling Kane County Fabyan Site

The Kane County Recycling Center in Batavia is now open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays as part of a new pilot program.West Dundee will continue to maintain Monday through Friday hours as always, and will not have any weekend hours at this point.Both loca...

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City News
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Take Note Of City's Holiday Hours, Garbage Schedule

Happy Holidays

Geneva City offices will be closed for business Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24-25 and Friday, Jan. 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays, respectively. The City’s public safety departments will be working throughout the holidays.Resid...

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City News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Public Works To Trim Trees On Geneva's West Side

Public Works News

The Geneva Public Works Department will be trimming parkway trees starting the week of Dec. 14 on the City's west side, weather permitting.Work will be taking place north of State Street (Route 38) and west of the Fox River to Bradbury Lane. Crews, which ...

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City News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

City Outlines Election Candidate Filing COVID-19 Guidelines

Elections Ahead

With the election filing period opening Monday, Dec. 14, the City has announced COVID-19 guidelines for candidates seeking a seat on the Geneva City Council in 2021.  Filing begins at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14. Candidates who have signed in no later than...

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City News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Geneva Police, St. Charles Agencies Respond To Fatal Car Accident Involving A Pedestrian

Police News - New Car

A 71-year-old St. Charles man died after being struck by a car at 7:46 a.m. Dec. 10 at the intersection of State Street (Route 38) and Bricher Road in Geneva.The man was attempting to walk across West State Street just east of the crosswalk, according to ...

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City News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Police Issue Another Warning Regarding Unemployment Benefits Scam

Scam Alert

The Geneva Police Department has issued a second community alert about a current trend in identity theft related to unemployment benefits fraud.Multiple Geneva residents continue to report receiving a notice and/or pre-paid debit cards issued by KeyBank i...

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City News
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Geneva's Leaf Bag Program Starts In December

Yard Waste Bags

After the fall curbside vacuum truck pickup concluded Nov. 24, Geneva residents who are still looking to dispose of leaves in December can participate in the City’s leaf bag collection program.Leaves should be placed in brown yard waste bags. Refuse stick...

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City News
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 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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 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

News Flash

Posted on: February 12, 2021

Cultural Arts Commission Hosting Virtual Film Screening To Commemorate Black History Month

Toni Morrison

In celebration of Black History Month, the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission will sponsor a virtual screening and discussion of the documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.”Morrison was a noted American writer whose best-selling nove...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission Hosting Short Story Contest

Geneva Write Now Contest Cultural Arts Commission

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission invites budding and experienced Geneva writers to share their original work through the Geneva Write Now short story contest.The contest is open to adults and students in middle school and high school. The contest theme...

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Cultural Arts 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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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

News Flash

Fire News

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

Significant Fire Damages Geneva Township House

Fire News - New

No one was injured after a single-family house was damaged by a fire Feb. 13 west of Peck Road in unincorporated Geneva Township.The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 6:14 p.m. at 0N760 Wenmoth Lane after a neighbor cal...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow This Winter

Snow Hydrant

With 5 inches of snow falling this week and more on the way this weekend, the Geneva Fire Department wants to remind residents to clear out the closest fire hydrant to their house.A fast and adequate water supply for the Fire Department can make the diffe...

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Fire News
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: February 19, 2021

City Hosting 'The Fire This Time' Online Book Discussion

The Fire This Time Virtual Book Discussion

The community is invited to participate in a virtual discussion in March regarding the bestselling book “The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race.”Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and Traci O’Neal Ellis, the Illinois Math and Science Academy’s Chief...

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Geneva News
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Significant Fire Damages Geneva Township House

Fire News - New

No one was injured after a single-family house was damaged by a fire Feb. 13 west of Peck Road in unincorporated Geneva Township.The Geneva Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 6:14 p.m. at 0N760 Wenmoth Lane after a neighbor cal...

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Geneva News
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Film Screening To Celebrate Black History Month

Toni Morrison

In celebration of Black History Month, the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission will sponsor a virtual screening and discussion of the documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.”Morrison was a noted American writer whose best-selling novels explored the blac...

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Geneva News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Geneva City Council Approves 2021-22 Budget

Budget

The Geneva City Council unanimously approved a $102.9 million 2021-22 fiscal year budget, a 3.7% decrease from the current budget, during its Feb. 1 meeting.  The City's budget is a combination of 37 individual budgets, all having different purpo...

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Geneva News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

How To Prevent Frozen Water Pipes During The Winter

Frozen Water Pipe

When temperatures fall into the single digits this winter, the City wants to remind residents to take action to avoid frozen water lines.Most importantly, do not shut off heat to a home or business that is unoccupied. Water pipes will freeze and burst, ca...

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Geneva News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow This Winter

Snow Hydrant

With 5 inches of snow falling this week and more on the way this weekend, the Geneva Fire Department wants to remind residents to clear out the closest fire hydrant to their house.A fast and adequate water supply for the Fire Department can make the diffe...

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Geneva News

News Flash

Posted on: October 6, 2017

Winter Parking Regulations

Public Works Plow - Martin Pinnau

Our winter parking rules call for parked cars to be moved off main arterial roads when snow reaches 2 inches and residential streets after 3 inches.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Geneva Write Now Short Story Contest

Geneva Write Now Short Story Contest

The City's Cultural Arts Commission invites budding and experienced Geneva writers to share their original work. Open for both teens and adults.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: October 6, 2017

City Budget

Budget

The Geneva City Council approved the 2021-22 fiscal year budget at its Feb. 1 meeting. Residents can view the budget along with other financial reports.

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

Get The 101 On Coyotes

Coyote

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

Learn More Home - Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Geneva Police, St. Charles Agencies Respond To Fatal Car Accident Involving A Pedestrian

Police News - New Car

A 71-year-old St. Charles man died after being struck by a car at 7:46 a.m. Dec. 10 at the intersection of State Street (Route 38) and Bricher Road in Geneva.The man was attempting to walk across West State Street just east of the crosswalk, according to ...

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Police News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Police Issue Another Warning Regarding Unemployment Benefits Scam

Scam Alert

The Geneva Police Department has issued a second community alert about a current trend in identity theft related to unemployment benefits fraud.Multiple Geneva residents continue to report receiving a notice and/or pre-paid debit cards issued by KeyBank i...

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Police News
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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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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Police 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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Police 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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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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Additional Info... Police 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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Police 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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Police News
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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