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2018 Most Beautiful Tree Contest

The City of Genoa’s Tree Board is excited to announce that the Board will be having a Most Beautiful Tree Contest. Contestants can submit to City Hall, c/o Janice Melton, a picture of or paragraph about what they think is the most beautiful tree in town. Please be sure to include the Contestant’s name and address of the tree. Janice Melton, the City’s Arborist, will then photograph and evaluate the tree. Trees will be judged on beauty, character for the species, and health.  Winners will be announced at the Pioneer Day event in August.  The winner of the Most Beautiful Tree Contest will be photographed with the winning tree and submitted to the paper.

Going Places? Contact us!

J6 Polymers, “a space age company”, in Genoa was recently featured in Your Resource magazine! J6 produces the liquid components of high-tech polyurethane

systems that will find their way into airplanes, missiles, rockets, naval vessels, and other structures that must be light and strong. Read the full article here


Have a business that you’d like to locate in Genoa? Visit our Economic Development page to hear about our business benefits and incentives, or call us at (815) 784- 2327.

Winter Storm Warning February 8-9, 2018

The U.S. Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect from 6 PM this evening (2/8/2018) until 6 PM tomorrow evening (2/9/2018). Heavy snow is likely with accumulations estimated to amount to 6 to 10 inches.
Below is the City of Genoa Public Works Department’s snow route map.

City-wide Sewer Flushing


The City will be conducting City-wide sewer flushing over the next few days. Sewer flushing consists of running a jet rodder in the main sewer pipe to remove any remaining debris. If you experience and sewer smell and/or gurgling toilets, please contact City Hall at (815) 784- 2327.


 For Immediate Release

January 17, 2018





The City of Genoa is pleased to welcome William J. Ganek (Bill) to the position of Administrative Consultant. Under the direction of the Mayor and City Council Bill is expected to serve on a part time and as needed basis the administrative functions of the City.

Mr. Ganek has over 40 years of experience in areas of local government management, community planning and economic development. Bill has served as the Village Manager for the Village of Algonquin for over twenty-one years and nine years as the Director of Planning for Crystal Lake, following 5 years with the McHenry County Planning Department.

During his tenure as Manager he oversaw tremendous growth throughout the Village of Algonquin, managing rapid development and economic growth. Population of the community grew from 11,300 to 30,000 and sale tax increased from $400,000 per year to $7,000,000 per year.

Most recently, following his retirement from the Village of Algonquin, Mr. Ganek has specialized in serving in interim administrative positions in a number of suburb communities including Highland Park, Fox Lake, Cary, Deer Park, West Chicago and the Northwest Water Commission.

With any questions, please contact Mayor Mark Vicary at (815) 784-2327.                         

Visitation for Administrative Consultant Joe Misurelli

Visitation for Joe Misurelli will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Friends may meet his family at the church for the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, December 30, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Crystal Lake.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

On behalf of the City of Genoa family to your family, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! City Hall will be closing Friday, December 22nd at noon and will be reopening at 8:30 am on Tuesday, December 26th. City Hall will also be closing at noon on December 29th and opening January 2nd at 8:30 am in observance of the New Year. 

In the case of an emergency, please call 911. 

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