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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.

Aug 17

[ARCHIVED] Time To Study Those Back To School Safety Tips

The original item was published from August 17, 2021 5:27 PM to June 1, 2022 12:00 AM

On behalf of the Geneva Police Department, I hope that you enjoyed your summer. It is hard to believe, but the 2021-22 school year has officially begun. This school year will require all of us to be patient and flexible as we navigate the many challenges and opportunities that we will face as a community.

With that first school bell set to ring Aug. 18, this is a good time to review some traffic safety reminders.

As school buses begin to pick up and drop off our children, please remember that you are required to stop for a school bus if the red flashing lights and stop signs are activated.

If you are driving through an identified school zone, the speed limit is 20 mph on school days when children are present. This speed limit is in place to keep children and school crossing guards safe.

Speaking of our crossing guards, they are extremely dedicated to assuring all of our children are able to safely cross the roadways. Each school year, we receive reports of motorists disregarding the school crossing guards or speeding through the school crossings. Please slow down through these areas. The extra few minutes that you might save are not worth compromising the safety of pedestrians.

Last but not least, please remember it is illegal in Illinois to text or talk on a cell phone while you are driving unless you are using a hands-free option. This law is designed to have drivers focus their attention on the roadway.

I sincerely hope these basic reminders help keep us all safe during our daily travels. The Geneva Police Department will have a regular and visible presence around all of our school facilities each and every day. By working together, we can keep our students, parents, school staff, our school crossing guards, and motorists safe.

Thank you for reading and please stay safe.

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

Eric Passarelli

Police Chief