Genoa is an award winning city, with the benefits of both an urban and rural community. Genoa is situated within just twenty minutes of I-90, I-39 and I-88, all of which allow access to urban areas such as Chicago and Madison. Passenger rail to Chicago is also just 20 minutes away and O’Hare airport can be reached within an hour. Chicago is 60 miles away and Rockford just 15 minutes. Illinois’ second largest public university, Northern Illinois University can be reached in 20 minutes. Locally, the City of Genoa has an excellent school system, a thriving downtown and housing for all incomes. The community is ideal for families with many community events, parks and activities. The City is also welcoming of business through tax incentives and a proactive Chamber of Commerce. Genoa offers the benefits of a long established City, with planning for the future, in addition to small town friendliness. 


September Newsletter PDF | Check out our September Newsletter for current events.

New Police Chief Appointed  PDF | Robert Smith has been appointed the new Chief of Police for the City of Genoa. 

Changes to New Life Recycling Program PDF|- With recent events, there will be changes to the New Life Recycling Program. 

Welcome! PDF | Read about our new website!

2015 Meeting Schedule PDF | All City of Genoa meetings, times and locations. 

CodeRED Link to GPD | The City of Genoa has implemented an emergency telephone notification service. called CodeRED. This link to the Genoa PD site has additional info regarding this service and a resident enrollment form.



333 E. First Street
Genoa, IL 60135
Phone: (815) 784-2327


Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00 pm