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. 


2016 Genoa Days Flyer PDF I Click to view the 81st Annual Genoa Days flyer. Genoa days will be from June 8th- June 11th this year.

Hydrant Flushing: The Genoa Water Division has begun hydrant flushing in Ellwood Greens subdivision and will continue hydrant flushing throughout the month of May. The hydrant flushing will begin the first week of May in three additional subdivisions: Oak Creek, Riverbend, and Willow Glen. Once these subdivisions’ hydrants have been flushed, the Water Division will continue throughout the remaining sections of the City. Please watch for posted signs in your area that will indicate which date(s) the Water Division will be flushing in your area. Please also communicate this with your neighbors if you know there is a chance that they missed the signs, your help is greatly appreciated! . 

Contract Extension with Waste Management PDF I The City of Genoa's contract with Waste Management for residential refuse and recycling has been extended. 

2016 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, CodeRED. This link to the Genoa PD site has additional info regarding this service and a resident enrollment form. Click the picture to the left to go directly to the sign up page. 



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


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