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. 


City Clerk Di Guido External |An article introducing the City of Genoa's new City Clerk, Dennis Di Guido. 

Letter to Governor Rauner PDF |The City sent a letter to the newly elected Governor Rauner asking him to review the decision made by the previous administration pertaining to Amtrak. 

Welcome! PDF | Read about our new website!

2015 Electronic Recycling Schedule PDF | Here's a schedule of recycling dates and also what is accepted to recycle. 

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

Fall Newsletter PDF | Check out our Fall 2015 Newsletter! 

City of Genoa Position on Amtrak Route Flip-Flop PDF | The City of Genoa was stunned to learn on April 10th Governor Quinn had announced a complete reversal of his previous decision to begin Amtrak service between Chicago and Galena.

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.

Living with Illinois Wildlife PDF | The Genoa PD has been getting calls from concerned citizens regarding the coyote population.

Emergency Preparedness The Emergency Preparation Guide describes common weather terms and the distinction between a 'watch' and a 'warning'. 



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


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