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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.

Sep 15

[ARCHIVED] September Is Suicide Awareness Prevention Month

The original item was published from September 15, 2021 2:45 PM to July 1, 2022 12:00 AM

With September being Suicide Awareness Prevention Month, it is a good time to highlight this extremely important topic.

The Geneva Police Department employs a social worker, and the vast majority of our officers are crisis intervention trained. We are always here to assist those who may be having suicidal thoughts or may know of someone who is experiencing trouble. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) identifies several warning signs, including:

  • Increased alcohol and drug use;
  • Aggressive behavior;
  • Dramatic mood swings; and
  • Impulsive or reckless behavior.

Suicidal behaviors are a psychiatric emergency. People should seek immediate help from a health care provider or call 911 if a friend or loved one exhibits any of the following behaviors:

  • Collecting and saving pills or buying a weapon;
  • Giving away possessions;
  • Tying up loose ends, like organizing personal papers or paying off debts; and
  • Saying goodbye to friends and family

If you should desire an appointment with our social worker, you can call the Geneva Police Department at 630-232-4736. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, dial 911, and officers will be sent to assist you.

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

Eric Passarelli

Police Chief