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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Police Remind Residents To Lock Their Car Doors

The Geneva Police Department is asking residents to lock their vehicles after responding to 11 reports of car burglaries since Oct. 23. The burglaries have taken place overnight primarily on the City’s east side, but similar incidents also have...Read on...
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Oct. 22

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. 22 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn in ...Read on...

DEA Diversion Control Division
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Geneva Announces Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours

Geneva children and parents are encouraged to trick-or-treat in their neighborhoods between the City’s recommended Halloween hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Families have two additional candy collection opportunities in the community. Geneva Com...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Geneva Police Respond To Report Of Home Invasion

Geneva Police are seeking information regarding a possible home invasion that took place around 1:12 a.m. Sept. 30 in the 100 block of Aberdeen Court on the City’s east side.

Officers responded to the townhome after being advised two men allegedly ente...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Geneva Homecoming Parade To Close Several Streets

Geneva High School students will celebrate Homecoming this weekend with their traditional parade Friday, Sept. 23 that will require several streets be closed for motorists.

State Street (Route 38) between Third and Ninth streets will be shut down at 2 ...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 18 to accommodate the annual Fox Valley Marathon race course.

The marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva, impacting downtown streets and main arterial roa...Read on...

Fox Valley Marathon Website
Posted on: August 31, 2016

Police Offer Tips To Prevent Neighborhood Crime

The Geneva Police Department reminds residents to take preventative measures to protect their valuables after an increase in thefts and burglaries have been reported from unlocked cars and homes in August.

The incidents have occurred both during the d...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Geneva Police Remind Motorists To Use Caution When Driving Near Schools

As summer draws to a close, the Geneva Police Department wants motorists to be mindful of children walking to school starting Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Police officers will have a visible presence in school zones and neighborhoods surrounding school building...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Geneva Police Respond to Fatal Accident on Fabyan Parkway Aug. 10

On August 10th, 2016, at 4:36 p.m. Geneva Police and Batavia Fire Department were dispatched to a serious accident with injuries at the intersection of Fabyan Parkway and the Settlers Hill Golf Course entrance.

According to witnesses, a subject who wa...Read on...

Posted on: July 27, 2016

Geneva Named Seventh Safest Mid-Sized City In Illinois

Geneva was ranked the seventh safest mid-sized city in Illinois according to recent FBI crime stats and information sourced by the financial organization ValuePenguin.

Data was collected from the 2014 FBI crime statistics with the study giving more emp...Read on...

Safest Places In Illinois Study
Posted on: July 12, 2016

Geneva Police Thankful For Community Support

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

The City of Geneva, and more specifically the members of the Geneva Police Department, would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to our community for all they have done to show their support for the police department following the tragic events that occurr...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

New Parking Fine Structure Approved

The Geneva Police Department has begun implementing a new parking fine structure that was approved by the City Council June 20. However, the new fines for people who exceed the posted time limit will not be enforced until after the conclusion of the Swedi...Read on...

City Maps
Posted on: June 9, 2016

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

The annual Geneva Swedish Days festival brings plenty of fun, food, music and more to people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, several downtown streets will be closed throughout the festivities Tuesday to Sunday, June 21 to 26....Read on...

Geneva Chamber's Website
Posted on: May 27, 2016

Delnor Multi-Sport Madness Race, Memorial Day Parade To Impact Traffic This Weekend

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 roadways from...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

Passarelli Sworn In As New Geneva Police Chief

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

Eric Passarelli was officially sworn in as Geneva’s new Police Chief during a May 9 City Council ceremony.

The 22-year veteran of the Geneva Police Department replaces former Chief Steve Mexin, who retired May 6. Several other officers were officially ...Read on...

Commander Passarelli Appointed Police Chief
Posted on: April 18, 2016

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program April 30

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications Saturday, April 30 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn in their medications from...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Geneva Police Ask Residents To Be Vigilant Following Daytime Residential Burglary

Geneva Police are requesting residents to be mindful of suspicious behavior in their neighborhood following a residential burglary reported at 12:50 p.m. March 28 in the 1000 block of Westfield Course.

Officers discovered a rear window was broken to ga...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Pedestrian Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle Near Shopping Center

An 85-year-old Geneva woman has been hospitalized after being struck by a car at 7:22 a.m. March 29 in the 2500 block of Miller Road.

The initial investigation revealed the woman was walking southbound near the entrance to the Shops of Randall Square. ...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

Geneva Ranked Second Safest City In Illinois

After being ranked as the top place to live in the western suburbs, Geneva also has been named one of the safest communities in Illinois. released its 2016 study this week listing Geneva second on its list of 50 safest cities in t...Read on...

Safest Cities In Illinois Study
Posted on: March 9, 2016

Geneva Police Department Issues Warning About IRS Scam

With tax filing season taking place, the Geneva Police Department wants to remind residents to be careful not to fall victim of an IRS phone scam.

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing the...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2016

Commander Passarelli Appointed Geneva Police Chief

Eric Passarelli

The Geneva City Council tonight has approved the appointment of Police Commander Eric Passarelli as the City’s next Police Chief starting this spring.

The 22-year veteran of the Geneva Police Department will be replacing Police Chief Steve Mexin, who ...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Police Chief Mexin Announces Retirement

Police Chief Steve Mexin

Police Chief Steve Mexin will be retiring effective May 6 after leading Geneva’s Police Department for the past eight years.

Chief Mexin decided to retire to spend more time with his family, pursue volunteer opportunities and explore other personal int...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

Text To 911 Service Now Available In Geneva & Tri-Cities Area

Very seldom is an announcement made that introduces new technology to a community that is followed with a plea not to use it unless absolutely necessary. But that is exactly what is occurring with the notice that text to 911 service is now available in Ge...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

St. Charles Man Charged With Criminal Trespassing After Entering Geneva Home

A 44-year-old St. Charles man was arrested by Geneva Police this morning after allegedly breaking into a home in the 2900 block of Adamson Drive.

John C. Reed has been charged with two felony counts of criminal trespassing and resisting a peace officer...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

State's Attorney's Office: Geneva Woman Charged With Murdering Husband

The following news release was distributed by the Kane County State's Attorney's Office:

A Geneva woman has been charged for intentionally poisoning her husband to death.

Julia L. Gutierrez, 53 (d.o.b. 8-3-1962), of the 1-99 block of Crissey Avenue,...Read on...

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Geneva Police Conducting Death Investigation

Officers from the Geneva Police Department, with assistance of the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force, are conducting a death investigation after a man was found deceased in his home at 39 Crissey Ave.

At around 6:19 p.m. Jan. 28, Geneva police office...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Commander Passarelli Named President Of Kane County Chiefs Of Police Association

Geneva Police Commander Eric Passarelli will serve as president of the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association for 2016.

Passarelli has been an association member for the past seven years, including the past two on the group’s executive board. He was ...Read on...