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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Kane County: Lane Closures Coming To Fabyan-Kirk Project

Work In Progress Under Construction

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday the weeks of Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 for the ongoing Fabyan Parkway-Kirk Road intersection improvement project, according to the Kane County Division of Transpo...

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City News
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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City News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled For December

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming scheduled to take place on Geneva's east side in December.ComEd crews will be trimming trees along the Illinois Prairie Path - Geneva Spur from east of Kirk Road to East Side Drive as well as R...

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City News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

City Accepting Applications For Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy

Geneva residents interested in learning how police officers work to keep their community safe are encouraged to register for the City’s 2020 Citizen Police Academy.The weekly classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday nights from Jan. 9 through March 26 a...

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City News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving: City Holiday Hours, Garbage Pickup

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Geneva City Hall and other City offices, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29, for Thanksgiving.Normal business hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 2.Garbage collection the week of Nov. 25 wil...

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City News
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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City News
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 12, 2019

Geneva's Curbside Leaf Collection Program Resuming Nov. 15

Snow Leaves

Update - Nov. 14

Kramer Tree Specialists are scheduled to resume Geneva's curbside leaf collection program Friday, Nov. 15 after being forced to halt operations Nov. 12 due to snow and freezing temperatures.The contractor should be finishing the first roun...

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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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City News
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

Employee Injured In Industrial Accident

Fire News - New

The Geneva Fire Department responded to a call of an employee trapped in a machine at 6:28 a.m. Oct. 25 at Power Packaging, 2089 Pillsbury Drive.Plant personnel informed initial arriving firefighters that a woman had been trapped in a conveyor belt assemb...

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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 23, 2019

Kane County Hosting Pumpkin Recycling In Geneva

Pumpkin Recycling

Kane County is offering a free pumpkin recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 2 at Pushing the Envelope Farm, 1700 Averill Road, Geneva.The event, which is being held in conjunction with Pushing the Envelope Farm and the Northern Illinois Food...

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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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City News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 26

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

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Bridge Replacement To Close Part Of Fox River Trail In Geneva

Work In Progress Under Construction

A section of the Fox River Trail within the Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva will be closed Sunday, Oct. 20 to Friday, Nov. 1 for bridgework.The Forest Preserve District of Kane County will be replacing a small wooden bridge over a creek, on the southwest...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Tickets Now Available For Geneva Holiday House Tour

Christmas House Tour

Enjoy five lovely, exquisite Geneva homes decorated in holiday splendor by local decorators. These homes will open to visitors for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.  Tickets, which are ...

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City News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Firefighters Will Be Testing East Side Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The Geneva Fire Department will be conducting water flow tests on east side hydrants for four days starting Thursday, Oct. 24.The project, being done in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department Water Division, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p...

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City News
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 3, 2019

Grab Your Laptop, Tablet Or Phone, The City's Fall Newsletter Has Arrived

Fall Newsletter State Street

As if on cue with the more mild weather arriving this week, so has the City's fall newsletter to keep you informed on the latest happenings in Geneva. The City's latest quarterly newsletter was distributed to subscribers Oct. 3.Catch up on the latest news...

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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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City News
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 17, 2019

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Sept. 18 In Geneva

Mosquito

Clarke trucks will be spraying a mosquito control application citywide Wednesday, Sept. 18 to reduce the adult insect population in Geneva.Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting Sept. 18 into Thursday, Sept. 19.The City’s contracto...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Geneva Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Homecoming Parade Geneva High School

The City’s downtown streets will be full of Viking pride as Geneva High School celebrates homecoming with its annual parade Friday, Sept. 27.State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 p.m. to accommodate the event. All ...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Update: State Reopens Fox River Again For Recreational Boating

Fox River

Update - Oct. 21

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has lifted restrictions Oct. 18 for boating and other water-related recreational activities on the Fox River in Kane County.The river has been closed for two extended periods since mid-September...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Running Shoes Race

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 22 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon racecourse.The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva. Many downtown streets and main arterial roads will be...

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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 6, 2019

Police Still Seeking Community's Help With Aug. 22 Hit-And-Run Crash

Police News - New Car

The Geneva Police Department is requesting assistance from anyone with information about an Aug. 22 hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian on State Street (Route 38).A 73-year-old Aurora man was walking across the road at 8:50 p.m. Aug. 22 ...

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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: September 3, 2019

Public, Santa Invited To Christmas Tree Ceremony

New Christmas Tree Planted

The Geneva Chamber announced a ribbon cutting of the new Christmas tree at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 on the Kane County Courthouse Lawn, 100 S. Third St., in downtown Geneva.Along with Geneva Chamber staff, board, members, City of Geneva dignitaries and C...

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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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City News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

City Reminds Residents About Lawn Watering Schedule

Irrigation System - Lawn Watering

As summer weather enters the forecast, the seasonal ritual of water sprinklers running to keep yards looking green will not be far behind. Geneva residents should review the City’s sprinkler regulations as they plan their watering schedule for t...

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City News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Mill Race Redevelopment Concepts Unveiled, New Survey

Mill Race Redevelopment

The Mill Race Redevelopment planning charrette took another step forward June 26 as four concepts were unveiled to the public during an open house held at Riverside Receptions and Conference Center in Geneva.The preliminary concepts were based on the feed...

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City News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Geneva Encourages Residents To Participate In Voluntary Electric Load Reduction Program

Peak Power Day Voluntary Electric Load Program

As temperatures begin to climb this summer, 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 electri...

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City News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Students Invited To Help Shape Geneva's Future

Flower State Street

Students interested in learning about local government and how Geneva determines its priorities can apply for a unique opportunity to serve on the City's Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.As a full-fledged committee member, the selected student will parti...

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City News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July

Garbage Stickers - Lakeshore Recyling

Geneva residents should take notice that garbage collection rates will be adjusted starting Monday, July 1 as part of the City’s contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems.A refuse sticker will now cost $2.72. However, people who purchased stickers at the ...

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City News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Swedish Days Festival, Parade To Impact Downtown Traffic For One Week

Swedish Days Concert

The Swedish Days festival brings thousands of people to downtown Geneva to enjoy food, music and plenty of fun for people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, several downtown streets will be closed throughout the festivities Tues...

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City News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Shakespeare In The Park Features 'Twelfth Night'

Shakespeare In The Park

Patrons can put on their red shoes and dance the blues at Geneva’s Island Park Saturday, July 6 when Stone Soup Shakespeare performs a David Bowie-influenced performance of “Twelfth Night.” This free performance starts at 6 p.m.The ensemble will engage th...

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City News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

RiverPark Summer Concert Series Returns Sunday Nights This Summer

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

Geneva residents and visitors looking for a fun summer night out and about should mark their calendars for the RiverPark Summer Concert Series taking place along the scenic Fox River.  The four free concerts will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday nights i...

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City News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Parking Deck To Be Closed Overnight For Cleaning

Union Pacific West Train Tracks

The Third Street Commuter Parking Deck will be closed overnight Monday night through Friday morning, June 17-21 for cleaning and general maintenance work.The parking facility will be shut down each night from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. The deck will reopen in the ...

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City News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Fabyan Parkway Fox River Bridge Improvement Project Starts In June

Road Work Ahead

Motorists taking Fabyan Parkway as part of their commute may want to start thinking of alternate routes. Starting the week of June 10, Kane County will be embarking on a seven-month project to repair the bridge spanning the Fox River.Work will consist of ...

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City News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Geneva's Committee Of The Whole Meeting Dates Changed

Council Chambers

Geneva's Committee of the Whole meetings are on the move starting in June.Committee of the Whole meetings will be held on the first and third Mondays following the conclusion of the regularly scheduled 7 p.m. City Council meetings. The Committee of the Wh...

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City News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Do Not Miss The 70th Annual Swedish Days Festival

Swedish Days Carnival

A must stop for a summer fun destination is Geneva’s 70th Annual Swedish Days Festival. “The Granddaddy of Illinois Festivals” will run Tuesday through Sunday, June 18-23.More than 200,000 visitors and residents stop by for a variety of activities – combi...

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City News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

'Art On Fire' Application Deadline Extended To May 31

Art On Fire

Geneva residents can grab a paintbrush and bring their artistic creativity into the community this spring by participating in the City's “Art on Fire” hydrant design program.The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking artists ...

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City News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Swedish Days Entertainment Lineup, Car Show Announced

Swedish Days Entertainment

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 70th Annual Swedish Days Festival runs from Tuesday to Sunday, June 18-23 in downtown Geneva and has an array of talent that offers something for every type of music fan at three different venues.“Bring...

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City News
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Community Invited To Take Survey, Participate In Mill Race Redevelopment Planning Charrette

Mill Race Redevelopment

The City of Geneva and the Shodeen Family Foundation have commissioned a team of planning, architecture, engineering and marketing economics experts led by Hitchcock Design Group to plan for the redevelopment of the former Mill Race Inn property.Working t...

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City News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Geneva Flag Lowered For Former City Attorney

City Hall Flag Lowered

The City flag at Geneva City Hall has been lowered to half-staff to honor the life and contributions of former City Attorney Thomas G. McCracken.Mr. McCracken, 94, died April 29.After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a navigator during World War II, ...

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City News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

City Wins Trifecta Of Financial Reporting Accolades

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Geneva’s financial reporting and transparency efforts have culminated with the City’s third national award in the last five months.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honored the City’s...

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City News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

City's Mental Health Board Hosting Community Forum May 14

Mental Health Month

The City of Geneva's Mental Health Board invites the community to talk about mental health and addiction as part of The Kennedy Forum's "On The Table, Your Voice Matters" event.The forum, which will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 in the City ...

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City News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City Flag Lowered For Longtime Business Owner

City Hall Flag Lowered

The City flag at Geneva City Hall has been lowered to half-staff to honor the life and contributions of longtime local business owner Richard "Dick" Matson.Mr. Matson, 81, died April 6.After serving in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Matson was the owner/ope...

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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Community Invited To Participate In Geneva Speed Control Policy Task Force Survey

Speed Limit Sign

Geneva residents and community stakeholders are invited to give their feedback regarding speeding and pedestrian safety through an online survey available on the City’s website.After identifying enhanced pedestrian safety as a goal in the City&a...

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City News
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Geneva Named 'Tree City USA' 19 Years & Counting

Downtown Trees

It is no secret Geneva loves its trees. They line the streets, have been incorporated into the City's new welcome signs and serve as the focal point for the City's logo. Geneva also was named a "Tree City USA" community, a tradition that nearly ...

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Geneva 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 8 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: April 2, 2019

Geneva Earth Day Celebration Scheduled For April 13

Earth Day

Geneva families are encouraged to go green as the City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District team up to celebrate Earth Day.The 12th annual Earth Day festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Peck Farm Park...

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City News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Geneva Flag Lowered To Honor Middle School Educator

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of Georgina (Gigi) Kimball who passed away March 20.Ms. Kimball was a fixture at Geneva Middle School for 28 years serving as a librarian and social studies teacher.  Her obituary can be fou...

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City News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Geneva Named One Of Illinois' Safest Cities

Downtown Fireplace Fall

Geneva ranked in the top 10 percent of Illinois' safest cities, according to a recent study by SafeWise.To identify the cities with the best safety records, SafeWise looked at the number of violent crimes in the 2017 FBI Crime Report, the most recent data...

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City News
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Geneva's Brush Collection Begins In April

Brush Collection

As yardwork moves higher on many people’s spring to-do lists, Geneva residents can take advantage of the City’s monthly brush collection scheduled to begin in April.  Brush pickup is intended for the disposal of tree limbs and branches that are r...

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City News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Curbside Leaf Collection Scheduled For Late March

Snow Leaves

The City’s curbside leaf collection vacuum program is scheduled to restart operations the week of March 25 for all Geneva residents after inclement weather ended the program prematurely last fall.  Kramer Tree Specialists crews will begin the fin...

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City News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

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

Shopping In Geneva

Readers of "West Suburban Living" Magazine once again ranked Geneva as the premier community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of its 2019 "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 5, 2019

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 during the final two weeks of March.The free yard waste disposal is part of the City’s new refuse contract with Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Inc., w...

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City News

News Flash

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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Cultural Arts 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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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

RiverPark Summer Concert Series Returns Sunday Nights This Summer

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2019

Geneva residents and visitors looking for a fun summer night out and about should mark their calendars for the RiverPark Summer Concert Series taking place along the scenic Fox River.  The four free concerts will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday nights i...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Shakespeare In The Park Features 'Twelfth Night'

Shakespeare In The Park

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues at Island Park with Stone Soup Shakespeare as they present a David Bowie-influenced performance of “Twelfth Night” at 6 p.m. on July 6. Admission is free to the annual Geneva Shakespeare in the...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Applications Available For 'Art On Fire' Contest

Art On Fire

Geneva residents can grab a paintbrush and bring their artistic creativity into the community this spring by participating in the City's “Art on Fire” hydrant design program.The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission,...

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Cultural Arts News

News Flash

Fire News

4 Stories
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Geneva Fire Department Responds To Industrial Fire

Fire News - New

The Geneva Fire Department responded to a machine fire at 10:25 p.m. Nov. 7 at Industrial Hard Chrome, 501 Fluid Power Drive.First-responders arrived at the business within four minutes and observed smoke coming from several open overhead doors on the bui...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

Employee Injured In Industrial Accident

Fire News - New

The Geneva Fire Department responded to a call of an employee trapped in a machine at 6:28 a.m. Oct. 25 at Power Packaging, 2089 Pillsbury Drive.Plant personnel informed initial arriving firefighters that a woman had been trapped in a conveyor belt assemb...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Firefighters Will Be Testing East Side Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The Geneva Fire Department will be conducting water flow tests on east side hydrants for four days starting Thursday, Oct. 24.The project, being done in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department Water Division, will take place from 8 a...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Firefighters Will Be Testing West Side Fire Hydrants

Fire Hydrant Flushing 2

The Geneva Fire Department will be conducting water flow tests on west side hydrants for four days starting Thursday, April 25.The project, being done in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department Water Division, will take place from 8 ...

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Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: December 9, 2019

Kane County: Lane Closures Coming To Fabyan-Kirk

Work In Progress Under Construction

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday the weeks of Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 for the ongoing Fabyan Parkway-Kirk Road intersection improvement project, according to the Kane County Division of Transpo...

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Geneva News
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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Geneva News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled For December

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming scheduled to take place on Geneva's east side in December.ComEd crews will be trimming trees along the Illinois Prairie Path - Geneva Spur from east of Kirk Road to East Side Drive as well as R...

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Geneva News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

City Accepting Applications For Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy

Geneva residents interested in learning how police officers work to keep their community safe are encouraged to register for the City’s 2020 Citizen Police Academy.The weekly classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday nights from Jan. 9 through March 26 a...

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Geneva News
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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Geneva News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Project Completed: South Street Reopens To Traffic

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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Geneva 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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Geneva News

News Flash

Posted on: October 6, 2017

Fall Leaf Collection

Leaves

The curbside collection is finished, but Geneva residents can still dispose of any remaining leaves for free by utilizing the City's leaf bag program.

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Pewter Ornament Now On Sale

2019 Pewter Ornament  - Geneva Public Library

Looking for a great gift for those who love Geneva? Our 2019 pewter ornament and other Geneva merchandise are on sale at City Hall and online.

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Cannabis Sales In Geneva

Council Chambers

The City Council is scheduled to discuss the local regulation of adult-use cannabis sales in Geneva Dec. 9. Visit our Just The Facts page.

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News Flash

Posted on: November 21, 2019

City Accepting Applications For Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy

Geneva residents interested in learning how police officers work to keep their community safe are encouraged to register for the City’s 2020 Citizen Police Academy.The weekly classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday nights from Jan. 9 through March 26 a...

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Police News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 26

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

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Police News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Geneva Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Homecoming Parade Geneva High School

The City’s downtown streets will be full of Viking pride as Geneva High School celebrates homecoming with its annual parade Friday, Sept. 27.State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 p.m. to accommodate the e...

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Police News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Geneva Police Investigating Reported Shooting

Police News - New Car

The Geneva Police Department is continuing to investigate a reported shooting that took place at 9:13 p.m. Sept. 15 at Public Storage, 2324 Gary Lane.Upon arrival, officers found a 30-year-old St. Charles man was suffering from a non-life threatening guns...

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Police News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Running Shoes Race

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 22 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon racecourse.The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva. Many downtown streets and main arterial roads will be...

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Police News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Police Still Seeking Community's Help With Aug. 22 Hit-And-Run Crash

Police News - New Car

The Geneva Police Department is requesting assistance from anyone with information about an Aug. 22 hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian on State Street (Route 38).A 73-year-old Aurora man was walking across the road at 8:50 p.m. Aug. 22 ...

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Police News
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Pedestrian Seriously Injured In West State Street Hit-And-Run Crash

Police News - New Car

A 73-year-old Aurora man was seriously injured Aug. 22 in a hit-and-run car crash when he was attempting to cross West State Street (Route 38) as a pedestrian.According to witnesses, the man was walking across the road around 8:50 p.m. in the 400 block of...

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Police News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Geneva Police, Fire Departments To Conduct Active Shooter Response Training

Police News

Geneva Police and surrounding area first responders will be conducting active shooter response training from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road.The training will focus on a potential response to an active ...

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Police News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Third Street To Be Closed, Parking Restrictions Implemented For Geneva Arts Fair

Arts Fair

With downtown Geneva turning into a virtual art gallery during the last weekend in July, the Geneva Police Department announced a section of South Third Street will be closed during the festival.The Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Su...

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Police News
Posted on: July 6, 2019

Geneva Police Respond to Fatal Train Accident

Geneva Police

A 24-year-old Batavia man died on July 5 from injuries he sustained when he was struck by a freight train while on the Union Pacific railroad tracks west of the Randall Road Bridge.Geneva Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the scene a...

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Police News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Swedish Days Festival, Parade To Impact Downtown Traffic For One Week

Swedish Days Concert

The Swedish Days festival brings thousands of people to downtown Geneva to enjoy food, music and plenty of fun for people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, several downtown streets will be closed throughout the festivities Tues...

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Police News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Delnor Multi-Sport Madness Race, Memorial Day Parade Street Closures Announced

Memorial Day

Geneva residents should plan accordingly for two Memorial Day weekend events that will temporarily close streets on the City’s west side and downtown.The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness race will be held on the hospital campus and surrounding roadway...

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Police News
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Geneva Police Joining Forces For Cop On A Rooftop Benefit

Police News

Geneva and Batavia police officers will be teaming up at two Dunkin’ stores to collect donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s 17th annual Cop On a Rooftop event May 17. Money raised benefits Special Olympics Illinois.From 6 to 1...

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Police News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Geneva Police Participating In National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Campaign

Distracted Driving Texting

The Geneva Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police, and more than 100 local law enforcement agencies to remind motorists to stay off their phones while driving.Motorists will see inc...

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Police News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Geneva Named One Of Illinois' Safest Cities

Downtown Fireplace Fall

Geneva ranked in the top 10 percent of Illinois' safest cities, according to a recent study by SafeWise.To identify the cities with the best safety records, SafeWise looked at the number of violent crimes in the 2017 FBI Crime Report, the most recent data...

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