Phone: (815) 784-2327|Email:

Watershed Goals Workshop

The City is hosting a Watershed Goals Workshop in conjunction with Watershed Steering Committee of the Central South Branch of the Kishwaukee River. The workshop will take place on April 18th, 6 pm a City Hall. We encourage those who live or own property within the watershed to attend the workshop to help the Watershed Steering Committee focus on efforts to restore impaired waters and protect unimpaired waters within the watershed.

For more information click here.


Food Hub Kitchen Space

Discover the potential for culinary entrepreneurship through our shared kitchen space at the Food Hub, a partnership between the City of Genoa and DeKalb County Community Gardens. Designed to support cottage businesses, our kitchen offers a practical solution for those seeking to expand their culinary ventures. With rental options tailored to individual needs, aspiring chefs and food artisans can access basic kitchen amenities to kickstart their businesses.

For inquiries about renting a space, please contact Haleigh Hunger: at or 815-761-7313. Join in nurturing local talent and fostering economic growth through food innovation.

Haleigh Hunger | Program Director

Genoa Area Community Food Hub


415 W Main St  Genoa IL


Downtown Revitalization Project Update

The City’s Downtown Revitalization project will soon be underway! This project includes new street lighting, burying electric cables beneath brick pavers at the back of the curb and stamped concrete crosswalks. This project is scheduled to begin mid-April (dependent on weather). A more specific construction schedule will be provided closer to the date of construction starting.
Closure of South Emmett Street will also occur within the next few months. The image below on the left shows the new lighting throughout the downtown while the image on the right is an updated draft rendering of the Emmett Street gathering space. The updated draft rendering focuses less on being solely for events and instead makes the gathering space multi-purpose with activities for children and adults.
For an enlarged site plan, please click here


Due to Flood Brother’s collection being suspended today because of weather conditions, those that normally have refuse and recycling picked up on Monday January 15th will have their refuse and recycling picked up on Tuesday January 16th. Those that normally have refuse and recycling picked up on Tuesday will not change- refuse and recycling will be picked up City-wide on Tuesday the 16th.

©2024 City of Genoa, IL.