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Downtown Revitalization Project Update

Over the course of the past two years, the City has been designing and discussing a revitalization project for the downtown. A survey was posted on social media (results here) as well as mailed to every home in Genoa (results here), and completed a group of downtown businesses and property owners (results here). With the public’s feedback, the design of the project was finalized and submitted to IDOT for approval. Bids for the project were opened in October 2023 and bid award is scheduled for November 2023.

Harvest Festival- October 7th!

The City of Genoa’s 3rd Annual Harvest Festival is taking place on October 6th and October 7th!
October 6th: (CANCELED) Outdoor Movie Night at Carroll Memorial Park
Grab some blankets and chairs and come enjoy a free family movie, popcorn, and hot cocoa in the park! Sweet Swirl Cotton Candy will also have cotton candy available for purchase!
October 7th: Community Activities- Downtown Genoa
Come enjoy rides, crafts, community organization booths, and the Fall Makers’ Market with 70 artisanal vendors!

Secretary of State Mobile Event

The Secretary of State will be hosting a Mobile Event at City Hall on October 26, 2023 from 10 AM – 2 PM. A minimum of 40 attendees is required for the event to be held. Please sign up using the google form here or contact City Hall at (815) 784- 2327. For a list of services that will be offered, please click here.

New Bill Payment Portal- Invoice Cloud is Live!

On July 25, 2023, the City began partnering with Invoice Cloud, a third-party payment processor, to streamline the City’s billing processes and therefore providing more cost-effective and efficient as well as environmentally friendly billing and payment options. Invoice Cloud provides a portal that gives residents the ability to login and view their bill, usage history, and past bills but also pay using the following payment options:

• E-check

• Credit/debit cards

• PayPal, Apple Pay, Venmo and other mobile payment services

• Auto Pay

Additionally, residents can also sign up for text reminders when payment due date is nearing and opt for the environmentally friendly and cost-efficient option of paperless billing.

So what’s next?

If you’d like to use the online portal and Invoice Cloud services, please click here. If you already receive your bill electronically or have signed up to our direct debit billing, you do not need to sign up again for these services through Invoice Cloud.

If you don’t want to use the online portal and Invoice Cloud services: keep paying your bill like you always have- in person at City Hall, dropping your payment in the utility drop box, or mailing your payment in. If you do not sign up to the portal, your billing format and bill payment will remain the same.





The City of Genoa invites the public to attend a community meeting regarding proposed park improvements to the Riverbend Central Park. The purpose of the meeting is to seek community input and comments on the proposed preliminary plan. The City of Genoa is seeking an Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grant for these improvements. See below for meeting details:

Community Meeting Details

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Date:  August 7th, 2023

Location: Riverbend Central Park

The concept plan will be available for viewing and City staff will be available to answer any questions. All members of the public are invited to attend. Any inquires may be directed to Alyssa Seguss, City Administrator at 815-784-2327 or by e-mail at

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