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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 01

[ARCHIVED] With Milder Weather Ahead, Keep Your Eyes On The Road

The original item was published from March 1, 2021 3:58 PM to January 1, 2022 12:05 AM

The recent cold stretch in February seems to finally be releasing its grip on our area.

While it is likely that there are still several cold and snowy days ahead, this is a good time to provide a reminder of some safe driving habits as we move into warmer weather. I have already seen many of our residents and visitors walking through our community taking advantage of the better weather. I know that we are all anxious to get back outside, but we must do it safely.

Some basic safety tips are:

  • If you are driving a vehicle, make sure you are stopping for pedestrians within a crosswalk.
  • If you are a pedestrian, prior to entering a crosswalk, give motorists enough time to stop to allow you to safely cross. I always encourage pedestrians to attempt to make eye contact with the driver.
  • Wear you seatbelt.
  • Watch your speed. It is very easy to exceed the speed limit, especially when the weather is nice.
  • Do not drink or use drugs prior to driving.
  • Avoid distracted driving. Taking your eyes off of the road for even a split second can have tragic consequences.

As the warmer weather settles in to stay, and more drivers and pedestrians take to the roads and sidewalks, these basic safety tips can go a long way to keeping everyone safe.

Police Chief Eric Passarelli
Eric Passarelli
Police Chief