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Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, and we take great pride in providing reliable electric service to our residents and businesses. However, like all utilities, we are susceptible to outages caused by bad weather, animals, equipment issues and more.

This blog is designed to provide updates on what caused outages after service has been restored. Large-scale power outage updates will be posted in real-time on the City's Alert Center on the our website homepage. Customers can subscribe to receive these updates via Notify Me.

People looking to report outages to the City should call the Public Works Electric Division at 630-2321503 during normal business hours and the Police Department at 630-232-4736 after-hours, weekends and holidays. The City's online request tracker system and social media accounts are not monitored 24 hours a day.

Dec 03

[ARCHIVED] Public Works - Blizzard Response

The original item was published from December 3, 2018 2:59 PM to December 4, 2019 12:00 AM

About 8 inches of heavy, wet snow fell on Geneva Nov. 25-26 that required around-the-clock plow coverage and power restoration from the Public Works Department.

The community appreciated the hard work and shared some appreciation via email and the City's social media channels:

I have a special thanks for the gentleman who plowed the alleyway behind my house. The alley runs north and south and connects James and Campbell between Sixth and Fifth.

The plow operator was very considerate, given I had already shoveled my driveway beforehand, by removing spill from the alley out of my driveway the best he could…damn nice of him! For what it’s worth, he was driving a yellow pickup.

If you can, please pass on my gratitude. Keep it up!

Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do to keep things moving smoothly as possible during and following this storm. You are all appreciated - more than you know. So sorry for not taking the time to tell you more frequently throughout the year!! LOVE GENEVA!!!

Thanks to all of the crews and support staff working hard today to get our town back up and running. You are GREATLY appreciated!

Guys did a great job in my cul-de-sac! Didn't push snow back in front of my driveway after I had cleared it. Much appreciated!

Kudos to Public Works for keeping up with this storm. This has been a rough one!

Thank you for your hard work and making the roads safe for us!

Power back in Sterling Manor...great work Geneva!!!!

Power back on around 5 in Randall Square. Thank you for your hard work all.

Thank you police, firemen, plow teams and everyone else involved. You guys rock.

Yahoo!! The power is on! Thank you to all of those hardworking people!!

Yay Geneva! Awesome job!