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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 15, 2019

City Offices Closed April 19; Garbage Pickup Remains Same

City News

City Hall and other Geneva City offices, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Friday, April 19. Normal business hours will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, April 22.Garbage pickup the weeks of April 15 and April 22 will remain on ...

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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’s 2018 stra...

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City 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, is seeking artists ...

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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 5, 2019

Kane County Holding First Recycling Event In 2019

Electronics Recycling Kane County

Kane County is hosting a recycling event for electronics and books from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13 at the Kane County Branch Court office, 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.The wait time is likely to be less than 5 minutes for this event.This event ...

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City News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

City's Spring Newsletter Delivered To Your Inbox

Spring Newsletter Fargo Flowers

After finally saying farewell to winter, spring has finally arrived in Geneva. The welcome change of season also brings about the City's spring newsletter.The newsletter has helpful information about the City's yard waste and brush collection programs for...

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City News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Election Results: Residents Vote For City Council Members

Election Vote

Residents headed to the polls April 2 to select five aldermen to serve four-year terms on the Geneva City Council.The unofficial 2019 Consolidated Election results are available on the Kane County Clerk's website. Three of the five races (Wards 2, 4, and ...

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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 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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City News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

ComEd Schedules Tree Trimming In April

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming operations scheduled to take place this spring along the Union Pacific Railway and Kirk Road in Geneva.While the City of Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, ComEd does run power ...

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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 18, 2019

Early Voting Locations Open In Kane County

Vote Buttons

The 2019 Consolidated Election will be held Tuesday, April 2, but Geneva voters can cast their ballots in March if desired as Kane County opens early voting sites throughout the area.Early voting locations, candidate lists, and other voter information are...

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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
Posted on: February 27, 2019

City Seeking Applications For Advisory Board Vacancy

Flower State Street

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 Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.The committee is charged with prioritizing community goals outlined...

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City News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Deadline Extended To Serve On City's Speed Control Policy Task Force

Speed Limit Sign

Geneva residents can apply to serve on the City’s new Speed Control Policy Task Force, which will be charged with making recommendations on how speed limits are established in the community.Mayor Kevin Burns announced the creation of the task force during...

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City News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Geneva Chamber To Host Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

Geneva residents can start cleaning out their attics, basements and closets in anticipation for the Geneva Citywide ABC Garage sale this spring.The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the citywide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturd...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Geneva Community Conversation To Recognize African-American History Month

African-American History Month

The City is recognizing African-American History Month by inviting the public to participate in a community conversation about diversity in Geneva.Hosted by the City’s Strategic Plan Advisory Committee, the community dialogue will be held from 7 to 8:30 p...

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City News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Geneva City Offices Closed On Presidents' Day

Presidents Day

Geneva City Hall, and other City offices, with the exceptions of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday.Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Feb. 19. The City Council meeting, nor...

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City News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

City Flag Lowered For Longtime Crossing Guard

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of Cynthia (Cindy) Naughton, who helped keep children safe for 23 years working as a school crossing guard in the community.Ms. Naughton, 63, died Jan. 24 at her Geneva home. She raised two children ...

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City News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Garbage Pickup Delayed 1 Day, Recycling Suspended

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Due to the extreme weather, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will be suspending recycling collection the week of Jan. 28 in Geneva.Garbage pickup will still take place one day later than normal on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2.Geneva residents are encouraged n...

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City News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Geneva Wins Salt Institute's Snowfighting Award

Snow Plowing Downtown

Geneva was one of 55 municipalities and agencies in the United States and Canada to be named a 2018 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute.The City has received national recognition for the sixth consecutive year for excell...

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City News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

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

Wine Cheese And Trees

The City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District Foundation are teaming together to sponsor this year’s Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser to help plant more trees in the community.The eighth annual event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m....

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City News
Posted on: January 15, 2019

City To Host Downtown Zoning Update Workshops

Downtown Zoning Update

Geneva residents, downtown property owners and other community stakeholders are invited to learn more about the City’s proposed downtown zoning updates during a series of workshops this winter.Following the adoption of the Downtown Station-Area Master Pla...

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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Third Street To Be Closed During Women's March

Police News

The Kane County Coalition of We Can Lead Change will be sponsoring the Women’s March Fox Valley at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in downtown Geneva that will require parking restrictions and street closures.Signs will be posted Friday, Jan. 18 in the 300 bloc...

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City News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Historic Geneva Home To Be Relocated Jan. 15

City News

A historic Geneva home will be receiving a new address Tuesday, Jan. 15 when the building is moved from State Street (Route 38) to East Side Drive.The house is scheduled to be relocated starting at 9 a.m. from its present location at 122 E. State St., wea...

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City News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Geneva City Offices Closed On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day

Geneva City Hall, and other City offices, with the exceptions of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 22. The City Council meeting, norm...

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City News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

City's Winter Newsletter Delivered To Your Inbox

Winter Newsletter Island Park Fox River

As Geneva rings in the New Year, residents can stay connected with all the news and happenings taking place with the City's Winter Newsletter, which was distributed to subscribers Jan. 3.With the holiday season drawing to a close, the newsletter has helpf...

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City News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Geneva's Water Rises To The Top In Taste Contest

Drinking Water

Geneva took home top honors in a tie with Batavia for best drinking water during the Kane County Water Association’s annual taste test competition in December.Communities competed in the water association’s blind taste test where water was judged on clari...

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City News
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Geneva Restaurant Week Offers Culinary Excellence

Restaurant Week

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is pleased to highlight culinary excellence by offering Geneva Restaurant Week - an entire week of delicious discounted dining at some of the City's finest restaurants.For one week only, Monday to Sunday, Jan. 21-27, foodies...

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City News
Posted on: December 27, 2018

Christmas Tree Collection Scheduled For January

Chrstmas Tree Disposal

Geneva residents will have several opportunities to dispose of their live Christmas trees during January.Trees will be picked up on residents’ garbage collection day the weeks of Dec. 31 and Jan. 7 by Lakeshore Recycling Systems, the City&rs...

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City News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

City Wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The City’s budget practices continue to earn national acclaim after Geneva received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the ninth straight year.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honor reflects the comm...

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City News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Geneva Arts Fair Named One Of Country's Best

Arts Fair

The Geneva Arts Fair was voted the sixth best arts festival in the country, according to ArtFair Calendar, the No. 1 juried art fair listings website nationwide.The site's reader survey mentioned the annual summer fair is located in Geneva's beautiful his...

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City News
Posted on: December 14, 2018

City's Free Leaf Bag Program Continues In December

Leaves

With the curbside leaf collection finished for the year, Geneva residents still can dispose of any remaining leaves for free through the City's bag program.Leaves can be placed in brown yard waste bags. Refuse stickers are not required, but bags must only...

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City News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

City Unveils Interactive Geneva Visitors Map

Explore Geneva Map

Love visiting and shopping in Geneva? There is a (mobile-friendly) map for that.Whether you are tackling your holiday gift list or planning a night out in Geneva, with one click you can discover your options and be merrily on your way.Explore Geneva, an i...

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City News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

AT&T Construction Starts Dec. 10 In Geneva

ATT Logo

AT&T announced plans to replace outdated cable television, Internet and phone service equipment located in utility easements throughout Geneva, starting on the City's west side.Construction was originally scheduled to begin in October, but the project...

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City News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Special Brush Pickup Starts Dec. 10 In Geneva

Heavy Snow Branches

The City of Geneva will be conducting a special, free community-wide brush collection for residents starting the week of Dec. 10 in response to the number of tree limbs that were knocked down during the Nov. 25-26 blizzard.The City’s annual brush program ...

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City News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

West Side Leaf Collection To Resume In December

Snow Leaves

The City’s curbside leaf collection is scheduled to resume on the west side of Geneva during the week of Dec. 3 after the program was temporarily halted due to a recent blizzard.The upcoming forecast indicates moderate weather combined with rain...

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City News
Posted on: November 24, 2018

City Issues Snow Parking Reminders

Snow Car

With the first substantial snowfall of the season anticipated for Sunday, Nov. 25, 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.The City stron...

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City News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Support Local Retailers By Shopping Small In Geneva

Small Business Saturday Mayor Burns

Shopping Small Business Saturday in Geneva Nov. 24 goes a long way for customer discounts and supporting our local retail community this holiday season.To encourage people to patronize Geneva’s wide selection of independent stores and restaurants, the Cit...

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City News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

UPDATE: Blizzard Impacts Curbside Leaf Collection Program

Leaves

Update - Nov. 30

The City's curbside leaf collection will resume in Zones B & C (west side of the Fox River) during the week of Dec. 3. See the City's news release for more details.

Update - Nov. 26

Due to the blizzard that produced around 8 inches of sn...

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City News
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

Geneva’s weekend of holiday magic is capped off with the Steeple Walk, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal concerts at four local churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the 10th annual event will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. ...

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City News
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Police Remind Motorists To Obey School Bus Laws

School Bus Safety

No matter how late a driver may be to work or an appointment, passing a stopped school bus is never a good solution.School bus laws are designed to ensure children get to and from school safely. The Geneva Police Department urges residents to be extremely...

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City News
Posted on: November 6, 2018

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 "Art on Fire" hydrant design competition this year.Vinny Siracusano won first place for his "Construction Worker" hydrant located...

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City News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Geneva Flag Lowered To Honor Former Leaders

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of three former community leaders who passed away recently, including a mayor, alderman and police chief.Richard Lindholm, 91, served as an alderman from 1959-65, Geneva's mayor from 1965-73 and late...

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City News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Christmas Walk, House Tour Return To Geneva

Christmas House Tour

Tradition and surprise. It would not be Christmas without them, and Geneva’s Christmas Walk and House Tour offer both.Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec, 7, the Christmas Walk begins with Graham’s Chocolates First Candy Cane of the season ...

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City News
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Road Construction Coming To Kirk Road Bridge

Road Work Ahead

The Kane County Division of Transportation is scheduled to perform bridge repair work starting the week of Oct. 8 on Kirk Road south of State Street (Route 38) in Geneva.Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction between State Street and Cherry...

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City News
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Third Street Reopens After Road Patching Finished Early

Third Street Reopens

Third Street from Campbell to Fulton streets reopened to traffic and parking Sept. 25 after construction crews completed a road patching project 10 days ahead of schedule.The two-block segment in downtown Geneva closed Sept. 17 so the City could replace t...

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City News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Geneva Named Second Best Illinois City For Jobs

Flower State Street

The City of Geneva was ranked the second best community for jobs in Illinois, according to a recent study from the personal finance outlet WalletHub.The company rated the job-seeker friendliness of more than 120 Illinois cities based on 16 key indicators ...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

2019 Consolidated Election Candidate Guide Available

Elections Ahead

Residents interested in running for aldermen on the Geneva City Council in 2019 can find a candidate guide posted on the City’s website.The guide, which provides election information on how to file for candidacy and all required forms, is available on the...

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City News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants This Fall

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, Sept. 17 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, 2018

Geneva NRC Hosting Fox River Clean-Up Day

Natural Resources Committee Fox River Clean-Up Day 2017

The City of Geneva's Natural Resources Committee (NRC) is looking for some helping hands as part of the group's seventh annual Fox River Clean-Up Day in late September.The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 30. Volunteers can meet the co...

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City News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Third Bike Art Installation Added To Downtown

Swedish Dala Horses Cultural Arts Bike Rack

Bicyclists have a new spot to hitch their ride as Geneva’s newest art sculpture combines a functional bike rack with the City’s Swedish heritage.  Located at James and Third streets, the “Dala Hitching Post” is the third installation of the Genev...

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City News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

City Seeks Community Input On New Strategic Plan

Street Signs In Downtown Geneva Fall 1

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 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Genev...

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City News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Cultural Arts Commission Seeking Event Chairs

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2018

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission is seeking two volunteers to manage the Geneva Film Festival and RiverPark Summer Concert Series programs.The event chairs will organize these annual community events and report to the City's Cultural Arts Commission. G...

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City News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Third Street Road Patching Project Begins Sept. 17

Third Street Road Closure

Third Street from Campbell to Fulton streets will be closed for three weeks starting Monday, Sept. 17 as the City replaces two sections of roadway concrete and a brick crosswalk that heaved during the winter.Both traffic and parking will be prohibited on ...

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City News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

City Upgrading Security For Online Bill Payments

Online Bill Pay

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 22, Geneva utility bill payment customers will have to create a username and password to access their accounts online.The change is part of security enhancements being made by the City to the utility bill payment portal, which wil...

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Community Effort Needed For Back To School Safety

Back To School

As Geneva children return to the classroom Wednesday, Aug. 22, the Geneva Police Department asks families and motorists make back-to-school safety a priority to ensure a successful start to the new year.The Police Department provides a comprehensive list ...

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City News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

City Issues Building Permit To Geneva Library

Geneva Library

Construction for the new Geneva Public Library near Seventh and Campbell streets will be getting underway shortly after the City issued a building permit Aug. 8.The 57,000-square-foot facility will have 76 off-street parking spaces, meeting areas, a commu...

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City News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Geneva Garbage Stickers, New Pewter Ornament Now Available For Purchase On City's Website

Garbage Stickers - Lakeshore Recyling

Geneva residents who do not have time to buy garbage stickers at their local retailer can now purchase them conveniently from the “Shop the Geneva Store” on the City’s website.Garbage stickers are being sold online in sheets of five for $13. Customers can...

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City News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

New To Geneva? Check Out Our 'New Residents' Web Page

Flower State Street

Moving to a new home tends to be a busy time for many people. The City now provides a centralized list of key services and information to help make the transition a smooth one for Geneva's newest residents.The "New Residents" web page helps peop...

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City News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

New Geneva Utility Bills To Debut In July

Finance Division Utility Bill Payment Dropbox

Geneva customers will be receiving a new-look utility bill starting in July that will provide a greater understanding of their account.The switch to a new printing vendor will reduce the City’s utility bill production costs by 43 percent going forward and...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Development Map, New Project Webpages Promote Transparency

Development Map Cetron Place

Last year, the City created an interactive Development Map in response to residents seeking more advanced notice about potential projects in their neighborhood. With the map proving popular, the City has taken the initiative to promote even greater transp...

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City News
Posted on: July 9, 2018

City Reminds Residents About Lawn Watering Schedule

Irrigation System - Lawn Watering

Sprinklers will be out in force this week to help keep lawns green with warm weather in the forecast. As Geneva residents plan their summer watering schedules, they should take note of the City’s sprinkler regulations.Water sprinklers are permitted betwee...

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City News
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Lakeshore Recycling Begins Garbage Service In July

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Lakeshore Recycling's garbage contract with the City of Geneva is now in effect as of July 1. Collection days will remain the same, but pickup the week of July 2 will be pushed back one day later than normal due to the Independence Day holiday.Garbage col...

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City News

News Flash

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
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

Geneva’s weekend of holiday magic is capped off with the Steeple Walk, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal concerts at four local churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the 10th annual event will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. ...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Third Bike Art Installation Added To Downtown

Swedish Dala Horses Cultural Arts Bike Rack

Bicyclists have a new spot to hitch their ride as Geneva’s newest art sculpture combines a functional bike rack with the City’s Swedish heritage.  Located at James and Third streets, the “Dala Hitching Post” is the third installation of the Genev...

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Cultural Arts News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

Cultural Arts Commission Seeking Event Chairs

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2018

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission is seeking two volunteers to manage the Geneva Film Festival and RiverPark Summer Concert Series programs.The event chairs will organize these annual community events and report to the City's Cultural Arts Commission. G...

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Cultural Arts News

News Flash

Fire News

6 Stories
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Company's Printing Job May Produce 'Natural Gas' Odor

Fire News

A Geneva commercial printing operator has informed the City it will be producing another propane safety pamphlet, which has previously generated a “natural gas-like” odor detectable in the community.Strathmore Company, which operates o...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Fire Damages Geneva Home Under Construction

Fire News

A Geneva home in the 800 block of Forrest Avenue was damaged by a fire Feb. 19 that was started due to the alleged use of a contractor’s blowtorch.The Geneva Fire Department responded to the fire call at 8:53 a.m. made by a construction worker who was wor...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Geneva Fire Department To Conduct Live Fire Training

Fire News

The Geneva Fire Department will be participating in live fire training Friday to Sunday, Dec. 14-16 at 17-19 Richards St., the future site of the Hamilton Place mixed-use residential and commercial development.Through a cooperative agreement with the Hami...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Company's Printing Job May Produce 'Natural Gas' Odor

Fire News

A Geneva commercial printing operator has informed the City it will be producing another propane safety pamphlet, which has previously generated a “natural gas-like” odor detectable in the community.Strathmore Company, which operates o...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Residents Urged To Keep Fire Hydrants Clear Of Snow

Snow Hydrant

With about 8 inches of snow falling from this week’s blizzard, the Geneva Fire Department wants to remind residents to clear out the closest fire hydrant to their house.A fast and adequate water supply for the Fire Department can make the differ...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Geneva Fire Engine Crew Returning To Station Spots Residential Deck Fire

Fire News

Geneva firefighters returning to the station from a previous call made an unexpected detour after the crew spotted a fire at 3:55 a.m. Aug. 14 in the vicinity of Randall Road and Fargo Boulevard.The crew immediately responded to 2231 Fargo Blvd., called i...

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Fire News

News Flash

Posted on: April 15, 2019

City Offices Closed April 19; Trash Pickup Remains Same

City News

City Hall and other Geneva City offices, with the exception of the Police and Fire departments, will be closed Friday, April 19. Normal business hours will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, April 22.Garbage pickup the weeks of April 15 and April 22 will remain on ...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Take The City's Speed, Pedestrian Safety 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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Geneva 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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Geneva 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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Geneva News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

City's Spring Newsletter Delivered To Your Inbox

Spring Newsletter Fargo Flowers

After finally saying farewell to winter, spring has finally arrived in Geneva. The welcome change of season also brings about the City's spring newsletter.The newsletter has helpful information about the City's yard waste and brush collection programs for...

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Geneva News
Posted on: April 3, 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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Geneva News
Posted on: April 3, 2019

Election Results: Residents Vote For City Council Seats

Election Vote

Residents headed to the polls April 2 to select five aldermen to serve four-year terms on the Geneva City Council.The unofficial 2019 Consolidated Election results are available on the Kane County Clerk's website. Three of the five races (Wards 2, 4, and ...

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Geneva News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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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Geneva News
Posted on: March 27, 2019

ComEd Schedules Tree Trimming In April

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming operations scheduled to take place this spring along the Union Pacific Railway and Kirk Road in Geneva.While the City of Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, ComEd does run power ...

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Geneva 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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Geneva News

News Flash

Posted on: October 6, 2017

Spring Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing 2

Public Works started flushing fire hydrants throughout Geneva April 8. Your water is safe to drink, but you may want to hold off on that laundry.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Speed & Pedestrian Safety Survey

Speed Limit Sign 30 MPH

Geneva residents and community stakeholders are invited to give their feedback regarding speeding and pedestrian safety through an online survey.

Learn More Home - Spotlight
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Downtown Zoning Update

Downtown Zoning Update

The discussion continues for the City's Downtown Zoning Update as the Plan Commission's public hearing has been continued to April 25.

Learn More Home - Spotlight

News Flash

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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Police News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Tip-A-Cop Event Supports Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Tip A Cop

Update - March 7

The Geneva Police Department's Tip-A-Cop event March 7 at FoxFire Restaurant helped raise $4,713 for Special Olympics Illinois.FoxFire Restaurant had more than 130 reservations that night plus walk-ins. Six police officers worked as server...

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Police News
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Third Street To Be Closed During Women's March

Police News

The Kane County Coalition of We Can Lead Change will be sponsoring the Women’s March Fox Valley at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in downtown Geneva that will require parking restrictions and street closures.Signs will be posted Friday, Jan. 18 in th...

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Police News
Posted on: December 31, 2018

Charges Filed In Dec. 22 State Street Car Crash

Police News

A Batavia man has been charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence along with several misdemeanor offenses stemming from a Dec. 22 car crash in the 200 block of East State Street (Route 38) in Geneva.David J. Walgenbach, 28, of the 400 bloc...

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Police News
Posted on: December 22, 2018

Geneva Police Respond to Car Accident with Serious Injuries

Police News

On December 22, 2018, at 1:37 a.m., Geneva Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a serious accident with injuries, involving two vehicles, in the 200 block of East State Street (Route 38) in Geneva.A Batavia resident, 28 years of age, wa...

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Police News
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Geneva Citizen Police Academy Deadline Extended

Citizen Police Academy

Geneva residents and local merchants interested in learning how police officers work to keep their community safe are encouraged to register for the City’s 2019 Citizen Police Academy.The weekly classes will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday nights from Jan....

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Police News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Pedestrian Dies From Injuries In State Street Car Accident

Police News

An 86-year-old Geneva man died Dec. 8 from injuries he sustained from a late November car accident when he was attempting to cross West State Street (Route 38) as a pedestrian.According to two witnesses on the scene, James C. Pritchard, 100 block of Foxfo...

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Police News
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Police Remind Motorists To Obey School Bus Laws

School Bus Safety

No matter how late a driver may be to work or an appointment, passing a stopped school bus is never a good solution.School bus laws are designed to ensure children get to and from school safely. The Geneva Police Department urges residents to be extremely...

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Police News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 27

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

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Police News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Geneva Police Encourage Residents To Lock Cars To Help Deter Vehicle Burglaries

Police Lock Your Car Doors

Geneva Police are reminding residents to lock their car doors after a number of surrounding Fox Valley communities have seen an increase in thefts and burglaries from vehicles in the past month.In Geneva, police are urging residents to be mindful of suspi...

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Police News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Shoes Marathon Race

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 16 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon race course.The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva. Many downtown streets and main arterial roads will b...

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Police News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Geneva Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Homecoming Parade Geneva High School

Geneva High School students will celebrate Homecoming with their traditional parade Friday, Sept. 14 that will require several streets to be closed to motorists.State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 p.m. to accommo...

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Police News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Geneva Police Seeking Public's Help To ID Suspect

Police Composite Sketch - Peck Road Assault

The Geneva Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a man who allegedly assaulted a woman walking on a path on the City’s west side.Police said the woman was walking at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 9 in the 900 block of South Peck Road w...

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Police News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Community Effort Needed For Back To School Safety

Back To School

As Geneva children return to the classroom Wednesday, Aug. 22, the Geneva Police Department asks families and motorists make back-to-school safety a priority to ensure a successful start to the new year.The Police Department provides a comprehensive list ...

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Police News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Police To Conduct Active Shooter Response Training July 25

Police News

The Geneva Police Department will be conducting an active shooter response training from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Western Avenue Elementary School, 1500 Western Ave.Being done in coordination with Geneva Community Unit School District 304, t...

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Police News
Posted on: July 23, 2018

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

Arts Fair

With thousands of visitors expected to attend the Geneva Arts Fair this weekend, 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 Sunday, Ju...

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Police News