There’s a home located on Pleasant Street in downtown Lake Geneva. It’s currently a rental and, with property values rising, or rather skyrocketing, has gone up in value from $125,00 that it sold for in 2015, to $343,000 today. The current dwellers are renting the place, apparently, if the Internet is to be believed. That house used to have an American flag flying from a buttress holding up the porch, viewable in the Google maps section.Read More
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Sometimes, in small-town governmental operations, there are only a few members of the elected and appointed leaders who really get it. The overages in charges submitted by MSI (the general contractor for the Riviera redevelopment) to the city council on Monday night were met with a bit of irritated shock and no small amount of embarrassment.Read More
As the effects of the pandemic lessen across the culture because of the nearly universal positive results of the vaccines, there is going to be a wave of resurgence in acquisitions, building and development of real estate, and in business.Read More
The elected, appointed and hired officials of Lake Geneva City leadership meet all the time. They met again on Monday night to discuss things that seem to have as much bearing on the real-life existence of residents, voters, visitors, and more who inhabit the area around Geneva Lake as a pack of roaming hyenas padding about the land over and above a great seething population of termites underfoot.Read More
His name is Seth Tost. He teaches the 5th grade at the Eastview Elementary School in downtown Lake Geneva. That he’s been a wonder of a teacher, a former police officer and more, is not the story. That’s the background…Read More
The Lake Geneva City Council met on Monday to consider a response to its request that the Town of Geneva remove the speed bumps it installed months ago going up and down Center Street just to the north (and on up that hill) of Williams Street. Basically, in a most neighborly worded letter, the Town of Geneva told the City of Lake Geneva to go to hell.Read More
Chicago’s latest report about the levels and number of pipes remaining that supply drinking water to all of its citizens became available last Sunday, published by the Chicago Tribune. There are just short of 400,000 homes still served with lead pipes, both those that are trunked in by the city and those that lead from the city pipes into private homes.Read More
The “String of Pearls” Riviera Celebration Gala went down on Saturday night. And man-oh-man did it go down! The mayor’s gamble, that it would be a blow-away success, could not have been more accurate…or, joyfully, confirmed.Read More
What happened? That’s what the leaders of the BID (the collected businesses of the Lake Geneva downtown Improvement District) want to know.
This question leads directly to the fact that the newly available City of Lake Geneva audit for the year 2020 received a ‘refusal to sign or approve’ from the leadership of the BID.
What was the Town of Linn thinking? As with Hillmoor, the giant waiting chunk of a former golf course ready to be developed, the much smaller three acres of land comprising what was once to be a bar, package store, and series of sports venues, unless the town, or individuals within that town get together and purchase the land, then almost anything can happen.Read More
The guy took over the business from his dad and lives right on the lake these days. He builds housing developments around the Geneva Lake area, not just in Lake Geneva itself. Everyone knows about his ‘greyhound’ development, put into the huge land area that sits next to the Town of Bloomfield land along the bypass.Read More
Brian Pollard, the builder, the player, the vanguard protector of old people. This man is special smart. He figured out that he could pull off a ‘keyhole’ operation, building a club near Geneva Lake, adding a pier and some boats.Read More