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Posted on: January 18, 2023

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

Wine Cheese And Trees

Geneva’s Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser will feature a new location and partner in 2023, but the overall goal to raise money to plant more trees in the community remains the same.The City’s Natural Resources Committee and Geneva Park District Foundat...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

City of Geneva Offices Closed For MLK Day Jan. 16

MLK Day

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Normal business operations will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 17.The holiday will not alter the City's garbage pickup, which will remain on the normal ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Stay Connected With The City's Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter Island Park Fox River

Geneva residents can get the latest information on the holiday garbage schedule, live Christmas tree disposal, Union Pacific's Third Main Line project, and plenty more with the City’s winter newsletter, which was distributed to subscrib...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled For January In Geneva

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison will be trimming trees in January along the east bank of the Fox River in Geneva.While the City of Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, ComEd runs power lines through the community to our substations as well as neighborin...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Candidates File To Run For Geneva City Council Seats In 2023

Elections Ahead

Another election is on the horizon, but this time residents will be voting for candidates running for the Geneva City Council.One seat in each of the City's five wards is up for election, which will take place Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Each position carries...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Geneva Announces Holiday Hours; Garbage & Christmas Tree Pickup Schedule

Happy Holidays

City of Geneva offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23; Monday, Dec. 26; and Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.Geneva’s garbage and recycling collection will be delayed one day later than normal during the holiday we...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

City Of Geneva Issues Winter Parking Reminders

Snow Car

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

2 Inches

Posted “Snow ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

City Honors 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Participants

Art On Fire 2022

The Geneva City Council recognized talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City's 2022 "Art on Fire" hydrant design competition.Kristine Metoyer won first place for "Flowers In Bloom" located on Sixth and Frankl...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Geneva To Participate In Electric Vehicle Readiness Program

Electric Vehicle Charging

The City of Geneva was selected to participate in the EV Readiness program, a unique initiative launched earlier this year to help local governments prepare to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.The Metropolitan Mayo...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Geneva Residents Can Bag Leaves For Free In December

Leaf Bag Program

As the City's curbside leaf collection program winds down, Geneva residents looking to dispose of additional leaves can do so for free during December.Leaves should be placed in brown yard waste bags. Refuse stickers are not required, but bags mu...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Geneva Flag Lowered For Former Riley Drug Owner

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva Flag at City Hall was lowered to half-staff in memory of Jim Riley, 94, a former alderman and owner of the former Riley Drug store. He died Nov. 17.Mr. Riley bought the former Wayne Drugs store in 1967 in downtown Geneva and renamed the busines...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Geneva Mourns With Colorado Springs On Nightclub Shooting

Club Q Ribbon Colorado Springs

The City of Geneva expresses its condolences to the City of Colorado Springs after the fatal nightclub shooting Nov. 19 that killed five people and injured 25 others.Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns offered the following thoughts on his social media platforms:&qu...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Geneva Holiday Events To Require Street Closures

Christmas Walk Carolers

The Geneva Police Department announced street closures will be implemented Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3 to accommodate the Christmas Walk and Holiday House Tour.  The Christmas Walk tree lighting ceremony begins at 6 p.m. The Geneva Police Depar...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Jay Womack Named Chamber's Wood Award Winner

Geneva Natural Resources Committee Chair Jay Womack

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce Wood Award recipient for 2022 is Jay Womack, who serves as the City's Natural Resources Committee chair.

The Wood Community Service award is presented each year by the Chamber to an individual who has made significan...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

City Offices Closed For Thanksgiving; Refuse Schedule Change

Thanksgiving

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25 in observance of Thanksgiving.Normal business operations will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.Due to the holiday, the City's garbage collection will be delayed one day later than ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

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: the foyer of the...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Tickets Are Sold Out For 13th Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

The Geneva Steeple Walk returns to usher in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four local churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the Steeple Walk takes place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. ...

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City News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Refuse Schedule Unchanged For Veterans Day Holiday

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Geneva's City offices will be open for business Friday, Nov. 11 on Veterans Day.The City's garbage collection will remain on the normal Thursday-Friday schedule the week of Nov. 7.For more information about Geneva's refuse servi...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Ooh La La Chocolate Run Street Closures Announced

Shoes Marathon Race

The Ooh La La Chocolate ½ Marathon, 10k and 5k run will take place Sunday, Nov. 6 in downtown Geneva.Streets scheduled to be closed at 6 a.m. Nov. 6 include:

  • Third Street from James to Franklin streets;
  • Campbell Street from River Lane to Sixth Street;
  • Frankl...
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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Community Alert Siren Project Scheduled Nov. 4

Fire News - New Water Tower

Traffic on Kaneville Road east of Viking Drive may be limited to one lane during daytime hours Friday, Nov. 4 as a contractor replaces the City’s community alert siren.Braniff Communications will be working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Kaneville Road near Sto...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Brick Repair Project To Impact Third Street Traffic

Third Street Reopens

South Third Street will be limited to one lane of traffic during daytime hours starting Thursday, Nov. 3 as a contractor repairs Geneva’s downtown brick crosswalks.Crosswalks scheduled to be repaired on Third Street include James, Franklin, and Fulton str...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

ComEd Begins Emergency Construction Project

Work In Progress Under Construction

Commonwealth Edison began an emergency construction project Oct. 17 in Geneva’s Allendale subdivision to replace an aging underground cable.More than 2,700 Geneva customers experienced numerous momentary power outages Oct. 13 on the City&rsq...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Finance Department To Be Closed Oct. 27 For Training

Finance Division Utility Bill Payment Dropbox

The Geneva Finance Department will be closed for business Thursday, Oct. 27 as City staff participates in software training.City utility bill payments can be paid online; sent via U.S. Mail; or deposited in dropboxes (no cash please) located at City Hall,...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Geneva Announces Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaves

As Geneva residents prepare to rake in the coming weeks, the City’s curbside leaf program will roll out in late October and continue throughout November.Curbside leaf pickup is divided into three geographical zones, with each zone collected thre...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

City Of Geneva Wins Financial Reporting Triple Crown

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Geneva’s financial reporting and transparency efforts have culminated with another trifecta of national awards.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honored the City’s accomplishments, which represent the highest form...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Union Pacific Starts Third Main Line Project In Geneva

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

Union Pacific announced operations are underway to build a third railroad line near the current UP-West railway tracks spanning from Peck Road in Geneva to West Chicago.The 6-mile stretch of new rail will be set 20 feet south of the current tracks from Pe...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

2023 Consolidated Election Candidate Guide Available

Elections Ahead

Residents interested in running for Geneva City Council in 2023 can find a candidate guide posted on the City’s website.The guide, which provides election information on how to file for candidacy and all required forms, is available on the City’s website ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Geneva Public Works To Flush Fire Hydrants This Fall

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for three weeks starting Monday, Sept. 19 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 drink, but...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Natural Resources Committee Invites Public To Fox River Cleanup, Dark Skies Presentation

State Street Bridge

The City of Geneva’s Natural Resources Committee is looking for some helping hands to spruce up the Fox River Saturday, Sept. 17.The Fox River Clean Up Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Island Park, 2 E. State St. Volunteers are asked to wear old cl...

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City News
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 24 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vehicles will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Wednesday, Aug. 24 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 24 into Thursday, Aug. 25.The City’s contractor...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

2022 Geneva Concours D'Elegance Car Show Canceled

Concours d Elegance

Concours d’Elegance organizers have informed the City of Geneva that they are canceling the 2022 car show that was originally scheduled to take place Sunday, Aug. 28.Concours, one of five events designated as a festival in Geneva, is an annual show that d...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Geneva's Underground Electric Replacement Project Starts In Late August

Public Works News

The City will be enhancing electric service reliability by replacing underground utility cable in four areas of Geneva starting in late August.The 2022-23 underground electric replacement program areas include:

  • South Street (Gary and Sheila lanes);
  • Hill Roa...
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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Geneva's Festival Of The Vine Has A New Location In 2022

Festival Of The Vine

Savor the flavor of Geneva during Festival of the Vine, an autumn harvest celebration. Initially a celebration of anything grown on a vine, the festival now revolves around food and wine. The main event runs from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 9-11 at Fourth and...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

City Hosting Public Information Meeting Regarding Upcoming Road Work

City Road Construction

The City of Geneva’s 2022 street improvement program is scheduled to start in early August with 14 resurfacing and drainage projects on the docket.Residents looking to get more details on the upcoming construction are invited to an informational meeting a...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Take Geneva's Bike Challenge, Share Your Feedback At Bike Night Aug. 4

Bike Challenge Tree Pledge

Avid cyclists, casual riders, or those who may need to rediscover their passion for biking are invited to take the Geneva Bike Challenge this summer.Residents can participate in the Bike Challenge by:

  • Downloading and printing a copy of the challenge, or pi...
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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Shakespeare In the Park Presents 'The Tempest'

Shakespeare In The Park

Geneva’s popular Shakespeare in the Park event returns to Island Park Saturday, July 30 with “The Tempest.” The free performance starts at 6 p.m.Suitable for all ages, this tragicomedy will take people on a voyage to a magica...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Geneva Mourns The Loss Of Former Alderman Sam Hill

Council Chambers

The City of Geneva is mourning the loss of former First Ward Alderman Sam Hill, 86, who died July 5.Mr. Hill served on the City Council from 2001 to 2013. Outside the City Council, he was a member of the City's Plan Commission and was a Geneva Park Distri...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Route 31 Commuter Overflow Parking Lot To Be Closed

Metra

Geneva’s Route 31 overflow parking lot will be closed indefinitely starting Friday, July 1 as part of the upcoming Union Pacific Third Main Line project.  The daily fee commuter lot, located off the state highway just south of ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

RiverPark Summer Concert Series Brings Family Fun To Geneva

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

Geneva’s RiverPark Summer Concert Series returns to provide four free nights of entertainment along the Fox River.The concerts will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 10, 17, and 24 at River Park, located at North River Lane and Peyton Street just north...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Geneva’s garbage collection rates will be adjusted starting Friday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with LRS (Lakeshore Recycling Systems).A refuse sticker will cost $3.10 beginning in July. However, people who purchased stickers at the current rate...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Geneva Encourages Electric Customers To Subscribe To Peak Power Day Alerts

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 City offers a voluntary electric...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Tree Trimming To Help Improve Electric Service Reliability

Public Works News

The City of Geneva announced tree trimming operations will be taking place over the next several months on the City's west side.A City contractor will be trimming trees primarily west of the Fox River and south of State Street (Route 38). Trimming occurs ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Geneva Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Caitlin Gallagher

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall was lowered to half-staff May 24 in memory of Geneva resident Caitlin Gallagher, 17, who died May 17.Caitlin was a junior at Geneva High School. The City received permission from the Gallagher family to honor their daughter wi...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Geneva Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Philana Lee

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Geneva resident Philana Lee, 53, who died May 17.

Outside of her career in international marketing, Ms. Lee spent much of her time helping her mom, Jenny Lee, run Gen Hoe, the longest...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Geneva Named The 'Best Of The West' In Reader Survey

Swedish Dala Horses Cultural Arts Bike Rack

Readers of "West Suburban Living" Magazine once again ranked Geneva as the premier community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of its 2022 "Best of the West" contest.Geneva was named the top city readers would most like to liv...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Geneva Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Ann Burns

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Ann Burns, 81, who died May 3.Mrs. Burns is the mother of Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns. After moving to Geneva in 1974, she invested her time volunteering at local schools, the Geneva Pa...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Geneva Volunteer Appointed New City Clerk

Council Chambers

After moving to Geneva in 2001, Vicki Kellick has volunteered countless hours to serve her community. Now, she will be dedicating her talents as Geneva’s new City Clerk.Mayor Kevin Burns brought forward Kellick’s nomination, which was unanimously approved...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Applications Available For 'Art On Fire' Contest

Art On Fire 2021

Geneva residents will once again have an opportunity to share their artistic creativity with the community through the City’s “Art on Fire” hydrant design program, which will feature a new wrinkle this year.The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Art...

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