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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.

Apr 06

[ARCHIVED] Let's Put The Brakes On Speeding

The original item was published from August 4, 2022 9:24 AM to June 1, 2023 12:00 AM

On behalf of the men and women of the Geneva Police Department, I hope that you have had a safe and enjoyable summer. One of the most common concerns expressed to the Police Department is speeding.

As we prepare to embark on another school year, I thought it was a good time to provide some important statistics in regards to speeding. Speeding is involved in 1/3 of all motor vehicle fatalities nationwide. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics for 2021 show traffic deaths grew by 10.5% to 42,915. This is the highest number since 2005 and the highest annual percentage increase in all of the recorded history of this data!

Speeding is more than just breaking the law. It causes the following:

  • Greater potential for loss of vehicle control;
  • Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment;
  • Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger;
  • A car going 30 mph will need 110 feet to completely stop, if you are going 60 mph that increases to over 300 feet (almost an entire football field);
  • Increased degree of crash severity leading to more significant injuries;
  • Economic implications of a speed-related crash; and
  • Increased fuel consumption/cost.

Please join us in assuring that we provide the safest roadways possible for our residents and those who work in and visit our amazing community. By simply following the posted speed limits, we will have a greater likelihood of reducing traffic crashes within Geneva and reducing the severity of those crashes that do occur.

Thank you and please enjoy the remainder of the summer.

Police Chief Eric Passarelli

Eric Passarelli

Police Chief