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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 incidents 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.

Mar 30

[ARCHIVED] Spring Into Safety This Year

The original item was published from March 24, 2020 3:49 PM to January 1, 2021 12:00 AM

Happy spring Geneva. While Geneva is an extremely safe community, we are not immune to those who utilize warmer weather to look for crimes of opportunity.

I would like to take a moment to provide you some basic tips to assist you in not becoming the victim of a crime of opportunity. We count on our engaged community to be an extra set of eyes and ears for the Geneva Police Department. If you see something that simply does not seem right, say something. We would much rather respond and determine nothing was occurring as compared to responding after a crime has occurred.

We encourage our residents to practice the 9 p.m. routine, which offers a list of priority items citizens should ensure they complete before going to bed.

The routine includes removing valuables and garage door openers from cars, locking vehicles, closing overhead garage doors, locking the door from the garage to the house, closing all exterior doors, ensuring windows are closed and locked, and turning on an exterior light. Following the 9 p.m. routine limits those opportunities for our residents to fall victim to a crime.

When life returns to normal following the coronavirus pandemic, warm weather also means more drivers on the road and more pedestrians out and about enjoying the community. It is very important to limit the distractions that many of us face each day as we drive. Taking your eyes off of the road, even for a split second, can result in a serious traffic crash. The most common distraction is the use of cell phones. It is illegal to text and drive and also illegal to utilize your phone while driving unless it is used “hands free.”

Drivers also tend to increase their speeds as both the weather and road conditions improve. Speed is a common factor in many traffic crashes and is completely within our control. So give people a break, especially in school zones and high foot-traffic areas.

We hope that you find this information helpful and that you have a safe and enjoyable spring.

Eric Passarelli
Police Chief