Friday, December 28, 2012
Part 5 of a series: Geneva Patch takes a look at 10 fascinating people who played roles in the top stories of 2012, culminating with the announcement of Geneva Patch's 2012 "Person of the Year."
"Honestly," you're saying to yourself, "Kevin Burns is only fifth on Patch's list of top Geneva newsmakers in 2012? He doesn't even make the top five?" And to be equally honest, Geneva's mayor could be No. 1 on the newsmaker list every year. He is a fascinating guy, and whether you love him or hate him, he keeps the conversation lively, to say the least. 2012 was no exception. One of Geneva Patch's top stories of 2012 was the GOP primary battle between Burns and former state Sen. Chris Lauzen for the chance to become the next Kane County Board chairman. Burns came out swinging in the early rounds, making an announcement in front of the Kane County Government Center that didn't name Lauzen specifically, but might as well called him out …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns is going for four, but St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte cites new professional position, changing priorities as he announces he will not seek re-election.
While Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns has formally thrown his hat in the ring for a fourth term, it looks to be a free-for-all election come spring in neighboring St. Charles. Citing a new professional position and its responsibilities, St. Charles Mayor Donald DeWitte announced early Friday afternoon that he will not seek a third term as mayor in the April 2013 municipal elections. He has served the city of St. Charles for nearly 20 years as an elected official. “I have been fortunate and blessed to have enjoyed the support of our residents, my fellow council members, and the entire city staff for many years,” DeWitte said in a release issued Friday. He first was elected to the City Council in 1993 as 3rd Ward alderman, the same office his …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Three-term Mayor Kevin Burns announces Tuesday that he's ready for the challenge of a fourth term, saying, "There is no greater joy, no greater pleasure than making local government work."
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Mayor Kevin Burns announced Tuesday his intention to seek a fourth term as mayor of the city of Geneva. "The opportunities and challenges to lead Geneva toward a more robust and resilient future for 22,000 residents and more than 1,000 businesses, inspires me to devote four more years in service to the community I've called home for almost 40 years". In a press release issued Tuesday night, Burns notes that Geneva has earned and sustained a reputation of being a great place to live, learn, work, play and raise a family through collaboration among elected officials and citizen volunteers and professional staff under Burns' leadership. "A steady hand and unyielding focus on what works for Geneva is central to guiding an organization as …