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Posted on: May 14, 2021

City, GHS Create Friendship Chairs For Graham’s Patio

ICEC Grahams Painted Chairs

During your next visit to Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream in downtown Geneva, patrons will be able to enjoy that sweet treat in the two decorated “friendship chairs” on the patio.Last year, the City’s Inter...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Applications Available For 'Art On Fire' Contest

Art On Fire

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the City’s “Art on Fire” hydrant design program returns this spring inviting Geneva residents to bring their artistic creativity into the community.The City, in collaboration with the ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Kane County Hosting Recycling Event May 8

Electronics Recycling Kane County 2

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

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Geneva Police Social Worker Program Extended

Police News - New Car

After conducting a successful eight-month pilot program, the City will continue its partnership with the Association for Individual Development (AID) to provide a part-time, on-site social worker at the Geneva Police Department.AID social worker Mekayla A...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Newsletter: Get Caught Up On All Things Geneva

Spring Newsletter Fargo Flowers

Geneva residents can get the latest information on City's COVID-19 response for residents/businesses, our new diversity task force, and plenty of local news with the City’s spring newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers April 9...

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City News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

City Seeking Applications To Serve On DEI Task Force

Diversity Task Force With Logo

The City of Geneva invites residents and stakeholders to apply to serve on the City’s new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force.Through the development of the City's 2025 Strategic Plan and in subsequent goal-setting meetings, the City affirmed its...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Voters Cast Their Ballots For Geneva's City Council

Election Vote

Geneva residents went to the polls April 6 to cast their vote in the 2021 Consolidated Election, which included seats for mayor and aldermen on the City Council.Here are the unofficial vote totals from the Kane County's Clerk Office as of April 7...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Geneva Police Recognized For Excellence In Policy & Training

Police News - New Car

Last year, the Geneva Police Department responded to more than 11,700 calls for services. Those calls ran across a wide spectrum to include criminal investigations, mental health crisis interventions, domestic disturbances and violence, school security, t...

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City News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Geneva Retains Strong Moody's Aa2 Credit Rating

Flower State Street

The City of Geneva has retained its Aa2 credit rating on general obligation debt, according to a Moody’s Investors Service report released March 29.  

Moody’s report states “Geneva’s credit position is very ...

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City News
Posted on: March 29, 2021

City Offices Closed April 2; Garbage Pickup Unchanged

City News

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Friday, April 2 in observance of the Easter holiday.Normal business operations will resume on Monday, April 5.Garbage collection the week of March 29 will remain on the normal Thursday-Friday collection sc...

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City News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Geneva Continues To Remain 'The Best Of The West'

Downtown Fireplace Fall

Readers of "West Suburban Living" Magazine once again ranked Geneva as the premier community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of its 2021 "Best of the West" contest.Geneva was named the top city readers would most like to liv...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Geneva Mourns The Loss Of Graham's Chocolates Owner

Robert Untiedt  Grahams Chocolates

The Geneva community is mourning the loss of Bob Untiedt, 64, proprietor of Graham's Chocolates in downtown Geneva, after he passed away March 21.“Bob’s humility, hospitality and humanity was without equal" Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns said. "He was...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Geneva Public Works 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 5 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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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Geneva Continues 'Tree City USA' Tradition

Street Signs In Downtown Geneva Fall 1

Geneva has been named a "Tree City USA" community for the 21st 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 standar...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

City Council Authorizes Outdoor Seating For Restaurants, Bars Starting In Spring

Outdoor Seating COVID-19

The City of Geneva has once again adopted new temporary guidelines to assist restaurants and bars in expanding their outdoor seating options this spring and summer.The City will be distributing information to local restaurant and bar owners and has posted...

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Geneva's Brush Collection Begins In April

Brush Collection

Geneva residents who plan to tackle spring yard work in the coming weeks should take note that the City’s 2021 monthly brush collection program starts in April.Brush pickup is intended for the disposal of tree limbs and branches that are removed...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Geneva Broadcast Network Now Available On MetroNet

Cable TV

Residents who have subscribed to MetroNet's TV service can now watch City meetings and other Geneva Broadcast Network programming on channel 93 starting in March.The Geneva City Council approved a cable franchise agreement with MetroNet in 2017 to allow t...

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City News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Geneva Chamber To Host Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

Time to clean out those attics, basements and closets with the Geneva Chamber of Commerce announcing the Citywide ABC Garage Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 23-24.The Chamber is requesting that sellers and buyers a...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Geneva Mourns The Loss Of Former Fire Chief Rosenfelder

Fire News - New Water Tower

The City of Geneva is mourning the loss of former Fire Chief William "Bill" Rosenfelder, 86, who died Feb. 24.Born in 1934, the lifelong Geneva resident graduated from Geneva High School in 1952. After college, Mr. Rosenfelder found his passion ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

City Offers Free Yard Waste Pickup For Two Weeks

Yard Waste Bags

Geneva residents will be able to get a head start on their spring yard work with free collection available for two weeks in March.The free yard waste disposal is part of the City’s refuse contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Inc. Yard waste bags set...

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City News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Geneva Police Create Citizens At Risk Program

Police News - New Car

The Geneva Police Department announced a new initiative to assist residents who may be at risk of becoming lost, disoriented, or unable to find their way home on their own due to their special needs status.The Police Department’s Citizens At Risk Program ...

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City News
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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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