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Posted on: April 6, 2020

City Holiday Is April 10; Refuse Pickup Unchanged

City News

City Hall and other Geneva City offices will be closed for business Friday, April 10 in observance of a spring holiday/Easter weekend. The City’s public safety departments will be working throughout the holiday weekend.Normal business hours will...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

City Buildings Remain Closed Through April; Essential Services Continue

Coronavirus

Geneva’s City facilities will remain closed to the public throughout April following the Governor’s decision to extend the state’s stay at home order to combat the coronavirus pandemic.The City continues to provide public saf...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Census Update: Make Sure You Are Counted Geneva

2020 US Census

As of the end of March, more than 55% of Geneva residents have already completed the 2020 Census. Thank you to all those who have self-responded.With April 1 being National Census Day (no joke), the City will continue to encourage residents to make sure t...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Catch Up On The Latest With City's Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter Fargo Flowers

For those stuck at home these days, the City is offering some reading material with our spring newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers March 31.Given the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the newsletter focuses on the City’s COVID-19 ...

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City News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Kane County: Several Road Projects On Tap

Road Work Ahead

The Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) is ready to begin road construction season after announcing several projects that will have impacts in Geneva in the coming weeks and months.

Fabyan Parkway Bridge

The Fabyan Parkway bridge construction oper...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Geneva Chamber Postpones Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

The Geneva of Chamber of Commerce has postponed the citywide garage sale originally scheduled for this spring to Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8.Event registration will remain open on the Chamber’s website. In order to participate and have a sale ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Lakeshore Recycling Reduces Services Due To Coronavirus

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Lakeshore Recycling Systems has officially suspended the collection of bulk and white goods as well as its curbside electronics recycling program in Geneva until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.The City’s waste hauler will not pic...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Offices Closed To Public; Essential Services Continue

Coronavirus

With the Governor’s announcement calling for Illinois residents to “stay at home” due to the coronavirus outbreak, Geneva’s City facilities will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 23.The City will contin...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Geneva's Brush Collection Begins In April

Brush Collection

As Geneva’s brush program prepares to get underway in April, residents will once again be able to track the City contractor’s progress with an online map.  Brush pickup is intended for the disposal of tree limbs and branches t...

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City News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

City Of Geneva Responds To Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus

During an emergency meeting held late March 15, the Geneva City Council unanimously adopted ordinance 2020-10 detailing emergency powers of the mayor and a local disaster declaration to ensure government operations continue to run smoothly during the Coro...

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City News
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Magazine Survey Names Geneva The 'Best Of The West'

Downtown Outdoor Patio

Readers of "West Suburban Living" Magazine once again ranked Geneva as the premier community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of its 2020 "Best of the West" contest.Geneva was named the top city readers would most like to liv...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

City Offers Free Yard Waste Pickup For Two Weeks

Yard Waste Bags

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

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City News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Geneva Police Remind Residents To Lock Car Doors After Vehicles Burglarized

Police Lock Your Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is once again urging residents to lock their car doors after several car burglaries were reported overnight on the City’s east side.Valuables were reported missing from unlocked cars on Ridge Lane, Woodward Avenue an...

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City News
Posted on: February 25, 2020

2020 U.S. Census: Make Sure You Are Counted

2020 US Census

Are you ready for the 2020 U.S. Census? Census day is fast approaching and the City of Geneva is working to help inform, educate, and encourage residents to do their part to participate.Census Day is April 1, however many Geneva residents will be receivin...

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City News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

City Accepting Applications For Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation - Downtown

Have an interest in preserving history? The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated resident volunteer to fill an upcoming opening on the Historic Preservation Commission.The advisory body is tasked with maintaining the authentic architectural character...

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City News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Bridge Replacement Wins APWA Chapter 'Project Of The Year'

South Street Bridge Replacement - Project Of The Year

Geneva’s South Street bridge replacement has garnered its second “Project of the Year” award, this time coming from the American Public Works Association Chicago Metro Chapter (APWA).  The South Street bridge replace...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Geneva Adopts Affordable Housing Incentives

City News

The Geneva City Council adopted an inclusionary housing ordinance in January that provides incentives for the creation of affordable housing within the community.The adoption of the ordinance supports the City’s stated goal to provide a balanced...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2020

Presidents' Day: City Office Hours; Garbage Pickup Info

Presidents Day

Geneva City Hall and other City offices, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 18.Garbage and recycli...

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City News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

City Seeking Applications For Strategic Plan Advisory Committee

Flower State Street

The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated resident to fill a vacancy on the Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.The City Council adopts a strategic plan to create a future vision for Geneva. The nine-member advisory committee supports the elected offici...

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City News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Geneva City Offices Closed Jan. 20 For MLK Day

MLK Day

Geneva City Hall and other City offices, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 21.Garbage and recycling collecti...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Cheers To New Trees! Tickets On Sale For Wine, Cheese & Trees Fundraiser

Wine Cheese And Trees

The City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District Foundation are once again teaming together to sponsor this year’s Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser to help plant more trees in the community.The ninth annual event ...

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City News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Happy New Year Geneva! Check Out The Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter Island Park Fox River

New decade, new year and plenty of good things are happening in Geneva. Catch up on the latest with the City's winter newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers Jan. 7.The newsletter features information on the live Christmas tree disposal schedule,...

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City News
Posted on: December 26, 2019

Christmas Tree Collection Scheduled For January

Chrstmas Tree Disposal

Geneva residents will have several 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. 6 and Jan. 13 by Lakeshore Recycling Systems, the City’s was...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Two Geneva Construction Projects Earn American Public Works Association Awards

Wastewater Treatment Plant

Geneva’s Wastewater Treatment Plant facility update and South Street bridge replacement have been selected as “Projects of the Year” by the American Public Works Association Fox Valley Branch (APWA).  The Wastewater ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Kane County Offering Clothes Recycling Program

Recycle Clothes

Kane County is offering a new opportunity for people to recycle clothing and textiles through the County's electronics recycling drop-off sites or collection events.The nearest drop-off location is 517 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. The hours of operation ar...

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City News
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Geneva Flag Lowered For Former Community Development Director

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of Michael Donahue, who served as the City's Community Development Director and was a Kane County Board member.A 1979 Geneva High School graduate, Mr. Donahue played an integral role in the establish...

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City News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

IDOT To Replace Traffic Signal At State & Third Streets

Traffic Signal

Update

The traffic signal mast arm was not replaced Dec. 16. IDOT has not provided the City with any further information on this project.

Original Post - Dec. 13

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be replacing a traffic signal mast arm Mo...

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City News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

City of Geneva Issues Winter Parking Reminders

Snow Car

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 throughout the community.Parking is prohibited when snowfall reaches:

2 inches

P...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

City Flag Lowered For Former Firefighter, Alderman

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva Flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of former firefighter John Schultz and former Alderman Robert Langeness.Mr. Schultz, 49, of Geneva, died Dec. 1. He served as a firefighter for the Village of Downers Grove and was a paid-on-call fir...

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Kane County To Halt Fabyan Bridge Work For Winter

Road Work Ahead

The Fabyan Parkway bridge construction operations will cease at the end of November for the winter, according to the Kane County Division of Transportation.The bridge will remain in the current two-lane configuration for the next several months until work...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Project Completed: South Street Reopens To Traffic Nov. 19

South Street Detour Map

Update - Nov. 19

South Street between Southampton Drive and Burgess Road has been reopened to traffic Nov. 19 following the substantial completion of the bridge deck. Find full information on the City's construction page and the "Pardon The Progress&q...

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City News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

City Honors 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Winners

Art On Fire

The Geneva City Council recently recognized talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City's 2019 "Art on Fire" hydrant design competition.Tatiana Hamilton and Natalia Bork won first place for their "Please Don't Eat The Daisie...

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City News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Geneva Paved The Way For The 'Shop Small' Movement Nearly 100 Years Ago

Shopping In Geneva

The City of Geneva is no stranger to supporting small businesses. In fact, Geneva’s first small shop dates back nearly a century when The Little Traveler established itself as the first store to open its doors on Third Street in 1922.Located in the heart ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

City Seeking Applications For Fire & Police Commission

Chat With The Chiefs

The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated resident to fill a vacancy on the Fire & Police Commission.The three-member panel is tasked with all full-time police officer and firefighter hirings with the Geneva Police and Fire departments, with the e...

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City News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

The Geneva Steeple Walk returns for its 11th year to usher in the holidays, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four Geneva churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the Steeple Walk takes place from 2 to 4:30 p....

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Public Works Collecting Stormwater Data On Residential Properties

Public Works News

In order to complete the City's stormwater utility network GPS data collection, Geneva Public Works Department personnel will need to enter some residential yards the week of Oct. 28.Public Works has reviewed about 85% of storm structures that are easily ...

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City News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Jay Womack Named Outstanding Citizen Volunteer Of The Year

Geneva Natural Resources Committee Chair Jay Womack

Jay Womack’s life has been devoted to nature, environmental education and conservation. In recognition of this devotion, he has been named the 2019 Outstanding Citizen Volunteer of the Year by the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD).The award, t...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Geneva Announces Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaves

As the City’s curbside leaf collection program prepares to begin later this fall, Geneva residents will be able to track the contractor’s progress online for the first time.The City’s curbside leaf pickup is divided into three geographical zones, with eac...

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City News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Union Pacific To Close Third Street Railroad Crossing For Repairs

Work In Progress Under Construction

The Third Street railroad crossing in downtown Geneva will be closed from 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 as Union Pacific makes repairs to the train tracks.Third Street will be closed from Cheever Avenue to Crescent Place as construction...

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Downtown Brick Repair Work Scheduled For October

Third Street Reopens

Update - Oct. 14

Due to inclement weather last week, the Third Street brick repair project has been extended to Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14-15, weather permitting.Please see the information below for potential impacts to traffic in the downtown.

Original Ne...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Additional Legionella Case Confirmed At Covenant Living At The Holmstad In Batavia

Illinois Department of Public Health

The Kane County Health Department (KCHD) has been informed of another case of Legionnaires disease at Covenant Living at the Holmstad.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports another confirmed case as of September 30. There have been 15 tot...

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City News
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Union Pacific To Close Western Avenue Railroad Crossing For Repairs

Work In Progress Under Construction

The Western Avenue railroad crossing in Geneva will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29 as Union Pacific makes repairs to the train tracks.Construction crews will be pulling the railroad pads and replacing the rail throughout the crossing. The cros...

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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 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: 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 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 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 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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