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Posted on: November 12, 2015

Geneva Awarded $5,000 Railroad Safety Grant

The City of Geneva was awarded a $5,000 grant by Union Pacific to help promote safety around the Third Street railroad crossing.

The money was presented to the City in large part to the attention Geneva Police have given monitoring motorist and pedestr...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2015

Police Hosting Crime Prevention Meeting Nov. 18

The Geneva Police Department is inviting residents and business owners to attend a crime prevention meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Geneva City Hall’s Council Chambers, 109 James St.

Presentation topics will include theft prevention, personal s...Read on...

Police Crime Prevention Webpage
Posted on: October 1, 2015

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. Saturday, Oct. 31.

Families also are invited to two additional candy collection opportunities in Geneva. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2015

Homecoming Parade To Close Down Several Streets

Geneva High School students will celebrate Homecoming this weekend with their traditional parade Friday, Oct. 2 that will require several streets be closed for motorists.

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

Posted on: September 24, 2015

Trick-Or-Trot Race To Impact Downtown Traffic

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Saturday, Sept. 26 to accommodate the Trick-or-Trot race course.

The run begins on South Third Street and impacts Campbell Street, Franklin Street, Fourth through Sixth streets, and River ...Read on...

Zellmer Foundation Trick-Or-Trot Race
Posted on: September 21, 2015

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program Sept. 26

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

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

Posted on: September 17, 2015

Fox Valley Marathon To Impact Downtown Traffic

Several downtown Geneva streets will be closed to traffic early Sunday, Sept. 20 to accommodate the Fox Valley Marathon race course.

The Marathon begins in St. Charles and heads south into Geneva, impacting downtown streets and main arterial roads. Por...Read on...

Fox Valley Marathon Website
Posted on: August 18, 2015

Concours d'Elegance To Impact Downtown Geneva Traffic, Parking Aug. 23

With the popular Concours d’Elegance rolling into the City Sunday, Aug. 23, the Geneva Police Department announced several downtown streets will be closed to traffic and parking this weekend.

“No Parking” signage will be posted by officers during dayti...Read on...

Concours d'Elegance Website
Posted on: August 17, 2015

Geneva Police Urge Motorists To Use Caution When Driving Near Schools

With Geneva classrooms welcoming back students Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Geneva Police Department wants motorists to be mindful of children walking to school.

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

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Road Closure, Parking Restrictions To Be In Effect During Geneva Arts Fair

With thousands of visitors expected to attend the Geneva Arts Fair this weekend, the Geneva Police Department announced a segment 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...Read on...

Geneva Arts Fair Information
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Geneva Police Issue Reminder About Fireworks Safety

The Geneva Police Department is echoing the message of the Office of the State Fire Marshal when it comes to the Fourth of July weekend – leave the fireworks to the experts.

Fireworks pose a danger to users and bystanders of all ages. According to the ...Read on...

State Fire Marshal's Website
Posted on: June 22, 2015

Geneva Police Urges Caution For Those Driving To Swedish Days Festival

The Geneva Police Department would like to remind residents and visitors that the Swedish Days Festival is expected to draw large crowds to downtown Geneva Tuesday to Sunday, June 23 to 28.

There will be heavier traffic than normal along with many pede...Read on...

Swedish Days Festival Information
Posted on: May 27, 2015

Undercover Investigation Nets Prostitution Arrest

A Foot and Body Massage employee has been charged with prostitution after being arrested by Geneva Police at 1 p.m. May 26.

Police conducted an undercover investigation at the business, 629 W. State St., after receiving reports from two citizens of pos...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Geneva Police, Delnor To Host Child Safety Seat Event

The Geneva Police Department, in conjunction with Delnor New Life, will be conducting a free child safety seat event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 24 at the Northwestern Medicine – Delnor Hospital Campus.

Car seat technicians from both the Polic...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2015

Police Advise Community About ComEd Phone Scam

The Geneva Police Department is warning residents and business owners of a telephone scam where “ComEd representatives” would threaten to disconnect power service unless late payments were made over the phone.

Several Geneva businesses reported receivi...Read on...

City's Finance Division
Posted on: March 11, 2015

State, Geneva Police To Conduct Roadside Safety Check

Illinois State Police District 2 and Geneva Police Department will conduct a joint roadside safety check during the weekend of March 13.

The Illinois State Police has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Officers working this detail will be...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2015

Geneva Police Execute Search Warrant In Canadian Weapons Investigation

At the request of the Halifax Regional Police, the Geneva Police Department executed a search warrant at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Geneva residence of the 23-year old woman that Canadian authorities currently have in custody.

The investigation involves...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Geneva Police Assist Canadian Authorities With Weapons-Related Threat

The Geneva Police Department was contacted by Halifax Regional Police Department (Canada) Feb. 13 in reference to assisting with an ongoing investigation.

The investigation involved a 23-year old Geneva resident possibly being involved in a “potential...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Man Charged With Assault, Battery In Connection With Delnor Hospital Incident

A Campton Hills man has been taken into custody in Indiana and now faces several felony charges in connection with an alleged attack of a relative at Delnor Hospital Jan. 27.

Justin B. Patzer, 31, has been charged with felony domestic battery, domestic...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2015

Police Search For Delnor Hospital Lockdown Suspect

Geneva Police are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance in tracking down an armed man that prompted a lockdown of the Delnor Hospital campus Jan. 27.

Police were dispatched at 9:35 a.m. to the hospital, 300 S. Randall Road, in reference to a ma...Read on...