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Posted on: November 24, 2021

City Mourns Loss of Life in Waukesha, Wis.

Waukesha

The City of Geneva mourns the loss of life in Waukesha, Wis. following the tragic events that unfolded at that City's holiday parade on Sunday, Nov. 21.  

City News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

City Honors 'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Participants

Art On Fire 2021

The Geneva City Council recognized talented artists who showcased their creativity in the City's 2021 "Art on Fire" hydrant design competition.Hanna Dworkin and Kathleen Brockett won first place for "The Big Red Fire Hydrant" located o...

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City News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

City Offices Closed For Thanksgiving; Refuse Schedule Changes During Holiday Week

Thanksgiving

Geneva's City offices will be closed for business Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26 in observance of Thanksgiving.Normal business operations will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.Garbage collection will take place on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26-27, one day later ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Tickets On Sale For 12th Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

Following a one-year hiatus, the Geneva Steeple Walk returns 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...

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City News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

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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City News
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Geneva Revises Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaves

The City of Geneva has adjusted the third – and final – curbside leaf pickup schedule for all zones to provide additional time for leaves to reach the ground.Trees have been slow to drop their leaves this year due to the dry summer and unseasonably warm s...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Geneva Christmas Walk, House Tour Usher In The Holidays

Christmas House Tour

Tradition and surprise. It would not be Christmas without them, and Geneva’s Christmas Walk and Holiday House Tour offer both.

Christmas Walk

The evening begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 with Graham’s Chocolates First Candy Cane of the season being presented...

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City News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

State Street Manhole Rehab Complete; All Lanes Of Traffic To Reopen Nov. 16

City Road Construction

Update - Nov. 16

Following the asphalt paving work earlier in the day, traffic control is scheduled to be picked up this evening at all three manhole construction sites on State Street. All lanes of traffic, along with the Third Street intersection, will b...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Kane County Offers Pumpkin Recycling In Geneva

Pumpkin Recycling 2

Kane County, in conjunction with Pushing the Envelope Farm and Northern Illinois Food Bank, is offering a free pumpkin recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 6 in Geneva to help reduce seasonal holiday waste.The event is being held at Pushing ...

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City News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Capture The Magic Of The Season With The Geneva Christmas Walk

Christmas Walk Carolers

Yuletide cheer fills the winter air in 2021 when Geneva prepares for its annual Christmas Walk Friday, Dec. 3, which is presented by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce with the support of the City of Geneva.Friday evening begins with Graham’s Chocolates First...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Geneva Flag Lowered For Battalion Chief Gavin Hayes

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flags at all City buildings were lowered to half-staff Oct. 13 in memory of Geneva Fire Department Battalion Chief Gavin Hayes, 49, who died Oct. 12 after a lengthy battle with cancer.The 27-year veteran City firefighter was a lifelong resident...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Geneva Sidewalk, Curb Construction Resumes

Sidewalk

Update

Construction work is resuming the week of Nov. 1 after inclement weather in late October caused project delays.

Original Post

The City's 2021 sidewalk and curb maintenance program is scheduled to take place Monday to Friday, Oct. 25-29, followed by a ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 23

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. 23 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.People can turn in thei...

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled For November

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison will be trimming trees this fall on Geneva's west side.Beginning in November, ComEd crews will be trimming trees away from electric lines in the following areas:

  • In between Western Avenue and Dunstan Road from Allen Drive to South Stree...
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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

City Wins Financial Reporting Triple Crown

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Geneva’s financial reporting and transparency efforts have culminated with a 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 of ac...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Geneva Announces Curbside Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaves

When the City’s curbside leaf collection program begins later this fall, Geneva residents will once again 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 fi...

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City News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Stay Connected With The City's Fall Newsletter

Fall Newsletter State Street

Geneva residents can get the latest information on City's curbside leaf collection, the resumption of commuter parking fees, recommended Halloween trick-or-treating hours, and plenty more with the City’s fall newsletter, which was distributed to subscribe...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Geneva Flag Lowered For Former Alderman Aschom

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of former Alderman Thomas Aschom, 89, who died Sept. 23.Mr. Aschom was a 58-year resident of Geneva and served two terms as Fifth Ward alderman from 1969 to 1977. He and his wife Polly ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Sept. 15 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vehicles will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Wednesday, Sept. 15 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Sept. 15 into Thursday, Sept. 16.The City’s contrac...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

City Seeks Applications For Fire & Police Commission

Chat With The Chiefs

Want to make a difference in your community but not sure where to start? The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated volunteer to fill a vacancy on its Fire and Police Commission.The commission is charged with hiring all full-time officers for the Fire ...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Kane County Health Department Reminds Businesses, Residents Of Mask Mandate

COVID-10 Wear Your Mask

The Kane County Health Department (KCHD) reminds businesses and residents that Executive Order 2021-22 requires all individuals in Illinois who are age 2 or older and able to medically tolerate a face covering to wear a face mask over their mouth and nose...

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Make Your Voice Heard With City's Community Survey

Community Survey

Residents and community stakeholders can help shape the future direction of Geneva by participating in the City’s 2021 online survey.The survey results will guide the City Council as they determine priorities, improve services and move forward in implemen...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

City Flag Lowered For Longtime Little Traveler Employee

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Joe Greenberg, 95, who died Sept. 2 after working at The Little Traveler for more than five decades.Mr. Greenberg served as an unofficial and beloved store ambassador. was According ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

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 four weeks starting Monday, Sept. 13 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 1, 2021

Kane County Hosting Recycling Event Sept. 11

Electronics Recycling Kane County

Kane County will be conducting a recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Kane County Circuit Clerk's Office, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.The program will be accepting electronics, aerosol products, latex paint, propane canisters...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Cultural Arts Commission Introduces Fourth Bike Rack Art Installation In Downtown Geneva

Skyward Cultural Arts Bike Rack

Bicyclists have a new spot to hitch their ride as Geneva’s latest art sculpture combines a functional bike rack with a new downtown public art project.  Located at the northwest corner of Third and Franklin streets, the “Skyward” is the fourth in...

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City News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Commuter Parking Fees Reinstated This Fall

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

Geneva’s daily and quarterly permit parking fees will be reinstituted in October as more commuters head back to the office.Commuter parking fees were suspended after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Daily fee parking in the City’s Third Street ...

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Police News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

City's Underground Electric Cable Replacement Project Starts In September

Public Works News

As the City of Geneva wraps up its current underground electric cable replacement project, the next phase is scheduled to begin this fall.After work was completed this spring, final landscaping will take place in September on the following streets in the ...

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City News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

City Flag Lowered For Former Longtime Employee

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Dave Morris, a longtime former employee in the City's Public Works Department.The Geneva resident, who was 61, died on Aug. 24.Mr. Morris worked for 30 years in the Public Works Depa...

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City News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Public Info Meeting To Highlight East State Street Reconstruction Project

Public Works News

The City of Geneva will be hosting a public information meeting in September to preview the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) upcoming East State Street reconstruction project.Residents and merchants are invited to the meeting, which will tak...

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City News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 24 In Geneva

Mosquito

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

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City News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Celebrate The Flavors Of Fall At Festival Of The Vine

Festival Of The Vine 2

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 portion of the festival runs from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 1...

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City News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

City Flag Lowered To Half-Staff For Former Alderman

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of former Alderman and community volunteer John Andersen, 93, who died July 30.Mr. Andersen and his family moved to Geneva in 1960. After retiring as an elementary school principal in 1...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Masks Required In City Buildings After County Reaches 'Substantial' COVID-19 Level

COVID-10 Wear Your Mask

Geneva’s City facilities remain open to the public, but masks will now be required for all guests after Kane County's COVID-19 community positivity rate reached a level of “substantial” transmission July 31.The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinoi...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 3 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vehicles will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Tuesday, Aug. 3 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Aug. 3 into Wednesday, Aug. 4.The City’s cont...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For July 22 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke vehicles will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Thursday, July 22 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting July 22 into Friday, July 23.The City’s contractor wi...

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City News
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Geneva Conducting Commuter Parking Survey

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

Recognizing the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted employment and commuting habits, the City of Geneva is conducting a survey to assess future parking demands.The City is reviewing parking policies that may need to be adjusted to address shiftin...

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City News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Shakespeare In The Park Presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Shakespeare In The Park

Geneva’s popular Shakespeare in the Park event returns to Island Park Saturday, July 17 with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The free performance starts at 6 p.m.This light-hearted comedy, which is suitable for all ages, is a classic tale of runaway lovers, ...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Summer Concert Series Brings Family Fun To Geneva

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Geneva’s RiverPark Summer Concert Series returns to provide two free nights of entertainment along the Fox River.The concerts will be held at 6 p.m. July 11 and Aug. 8 at River Park, located at North R...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Geneva Extends Temporary Outdoor Seating For Restaurants & Bars Through 2021

Outdoor Seating 2021

Geneva restaurants and bars now have the option to offer temporary outdoor seating through the end of 2021. If the request involves using public property, a new license agreement must be submitted to the City by Friday, July 2.After the onset of the COVID...

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City News
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck 2

Geneva’s garbage collection rates will be adjusted starting Thursday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems.A refuse sticker will cost $2.97 beginning in July. However, people who purchased stickers at the current rate of ...

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City News
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Geneva Makes The Grade With Daily Herald Readers' Choice Survey

Downtown Outdoor Patio

Geneva was recognized as a top community for dining, shopping, entertainment, and more as part of the 2021 "Daily Herald Readers' Choice" survey.Geneva ranked second for both the best city to live and the best downtown atmosphere catego...

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City News
Posted on: June 9, 2021

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 City offers a voluntary electric...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

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 street address ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Geneva Write Now Short Story Contest Winners Announced

Geneva Write Now Contest Cultural Arts Commission

The City's Cultural Arts Commission announced the winners of the inaugural Geneva Write Now short story contest.The contest invited budding and experienced Geneva writers - both adults and students in middle school and high school - to share their origina...

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City News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Candidates Sought For Vacant City Treasurer Seat

Council Chambers

After the April 6 election garnered no filings for the office of City Treasurer, the City of Geneva is now seeking candidates for that seat.Starting in 2003, Patrick McQueeny served 18 years as Geneva’s City Treasurer before deciding not to seek...

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City News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

City Rolls Out Downtown Recycling Pilot Program

Decorative Blue Downtown Recycling Can

Downtown Geneva is going green with new dedicated recycling containers being installed on South Third Street this week as part of a new pilot program.Shopping and dining patrons will be able to conveniently recycle empty bottles and aluminum cans at each ...

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2021

City, GHS Create Friendship Chairs For Graham’s Patio

ICEC Grahams Painted Chairs

During their 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 Inte...

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City News
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Application Deadline Extended 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 Cultural Arts Commission, is s...

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City News
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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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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City News
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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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 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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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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City News
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 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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City News
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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