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BREAKING - Downtown road work tonight

September 30, 2010
According to a maintenance schedule released Wednesday afternoon, grinding of the three downtown intersections will occur tonight and early tomorrow morning. Starting at 10 p.m., grinding crews will be at Wrigley Drive and Center Street areas near the launch ramp. At 1 a.m., they will be at the Main and Broad street intersection and at 4 a.m. they will be on Main Street from West to Curtis streets. Asphalt paving will start at 6 a.m. at the Main and Broad streets intersection, then at 9 a.m. by the launch ramp and then in the early afternoon on Main Street.

Bridge work will start soon

September 30, 2010
In about three weeks, there will be no vehicle or pedestrian traffic crossing the Wrigley Drive bridge. And it won't be open again until the third week of May. By mid-October, the bridge, which is located by the Geneva Lake Chamber of Commerce building, is expected to be torn out and replaced by a wider and higher-arched bridge. The nearly $1 million bridge reconstruction is being funded mostly by the state Department of Transportation through federal stimulus monies approved in late 2009. According to the most recent information, the stimulus money will fund $933,000 and the city's portion will be about $50,000.

Getting involved in the process

City will televise budget workshops, meetings

September 30, 2010
In the past, some city aldermen complained residents haven't had enough early input into the city's budget process. This time around, Alderman and Finance, License and Regulation Committee Chairman Todd Krause is going to make sure the 2011 budget is as transparent as it can be. Krause presented a complete budget schedule during the city's Monday, Sept. 13, meeting and also announced that several of the workshops and committee meetings would be televised on the city's Time Warner cable access channel 25. In the past, budget meetings and workshops have been open to the public, however, there was no schedule posted and the meetings weren't on television.

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Classic Car rally will be in area this weekend
Proceeds help Geneva Lake Environmental Agency
September 23, 2010
Geneva Lake Environmental Agency Director Ted Peters is hoping a return to a three-day event on the final weekend of September will bring back the success and memories of the old classic car rally. For the first time in three years, the Geneva Lake Classic Car Rally is going back to its roots with a weekend flurry of activities all in an effort to raise money for the GLEA.From 1978 to 2007, the last weekend in September meant Lake Geneva and the surrounding area would be packed with shiny, rare classic cars cruising around to raise funds for the Corinne Kreissl Memorial Foundation. But, in March 2008, Lake Geneva Classic Car Rally co-founder Jan Kreissl announced the 30th year would be the last.
State auditors check on city
September 23, 2010
Two members of the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau spent a couple hours with Lake Geneva officials Friday morning.According to state auditor Jan Mueller, the auditors visited Lake Geneva to “follow up” on the city’s policies, procedures and internal controls as cited in the 2009 reports from local auditing firm Deignan and Associates.She said it’s not typical for her office to send auditors to a municipality.
Phillips Spirit Award honors local business
September 16, 2010
For the Primex family of companies, the Walworth County Memory Walk is much more than a one-morning event to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.The Alzheimer’s Association and the walk has become a year-round focus of many Primex employees, which has led to a summer packed with special activities with the goal of fundraising for their cause.Because of those efforts, the Lake Geneva based business will receive the second Wally Phillips Spirit Award Saturday in Library Park during the Memory Walk. Phillips was a well-known Chicago WGN radio broadcaster and Lake Geneva resident who made his final public appearance at the first Memory Walk in Walworth County in 2007. He died in March 2008, after a four-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Four votes difference in Assembly race
Gibbs receives Republican nod over August, recount likely
September 16, 2010
“Four votes, four votes,” Adam Gibbs yelled just seconds after finding out he won Tuesday’s Republican primary election for the 32nd District Assembly. Gibbs defeated Tyler August 1,761-1,757 in the six-person race in which they were the two youngest candidates. “I am absolutely elated,” Gibbs said. “That is absolutely incredible. We worked so hard in the last day. Our whole campaign was just push and push and push.”
Lake Geneva Library officially out of space
September 09, 2010
Last Thursday was a busy and noisy day at the Lake Geneva Public Library. Not only was the facility bustling with patrons sifting through the collection and checking out books and DVDs, but at the same time, library workers and volunteers pulled hundreds of books off several shelves in order to make space for a brand-new shelving unit. Then, they restocked the shelves.While the pounding and drilling to install the additional shelving units may have been a disruption for the day, there’s more to it for leaders of the library.
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