July 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ice Cream Social at City Park
July 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ice Cream Social at City Park
July 26 – July 27 Geneseo 2024 Sidewalk Sales

Acres Of Park Green Space With 5 Playgrounds


City Founded


Mayor’s Welcome

Welcome to Geneseo,

As Mayor of Geneseo it is my pleasure to be the first to welcome you to our great city that so many people love to call home.  For me, it was important to include my family in my welcome photo because “family” is a    core principal in what makes Geneseo such a wonderful community.  Many residents and their families have made Geneseo their home for generations.  We look after our friends and neighbors because we are all one family; and that family is called Geneseo.  So, if you are a new citizen to Geneseo let me say thank you for choosing Geneseo as your new community, and “welcome to the family”.

Our Community is unique and has much to offer.  From our historic downtown with ample shops and dining experiences to our many parks and recreational venues, there is no shortage of things to explore while in Geneseo.  When exploring our beautiful city, I think you will quickly feel part of and be welcomed as family.

Take a drive around, experience our amenities and I think you will see why Geneseo is a family of one where people want to live, work and play.


Mayor Sean A. Johnson



Why Geneseo

Geneseo is conveniently located on Interstate 80 just 20 minutes by interstate highway to a major international airport. There are eleven major Midwest cities located within 250 miles of Geneseo, including Chicago. The Mississippi River is a short distance away and easily accessible by one of the three major interstates: Interstate 80; Interstate 280; and Interstate 74.

Geneseo is known for its beautifully restored Victorian homes on tree lined streets reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting. A thriving retail business and colorful downtown, coupled with old-fashioned festivals, parades, a local theater group and ice cream socials complete the picture of life in Geneseo.

Richmond hill with flowers in Geneseo Countryside

Our Vision

The City of Geneseo unifies key stakeholders and collaborates to develop and drive sustainable growth, while maintaining our small town atmosphere. Together our work will focus on Geneseo being recognized as an inviting, welcoming community of choice for people to live, work, play and grow.

“Community of Choice:” Geneseo is viewed as providing sustainable and safe, family-friendly neighborhoods, connectedness (technology), medical/healthcare services, recreational opportunities, shopping, restaurants, and a positive experience for all who live, work and play in Geneseo.

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Core Values

Integrity: We believe in honesty and transparency in all that we do.

Teamwork: We believe every person is a valued member that shall be treated with respect.

Commitment: We work hard to understand citizen and customer needs and strive to exceed their expectations.

Quality: We always strive for excellence and are committed to continuous improvement in all that we do.

Sustainability: We are committed to focusing on environmental, economic, and social initiatives for all members of our community.

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City of Geneseo, Illinois

Geneseo, Illinois is a community of 6,500 people located 20 minutes East of the Quad Cities area. This is the City government official FB Page.

HE’S BAAACK! Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 10th, 2024. Butch will be back at the Geneseo Park with Dragula! There will be some other surprise rides, as well. The fun will begin at 4:00PM special parking for all those attending with their Hot Rods, Classic Cars and Cool Rides! More details to follow. You won’t want to miss this one! ... See MoreSee Less

A Special Thank You To Those That Made Thrill On The Hill Happen:

Firework Show Sponsors:
Hanford Insurance - TITLE SPONSOR
Springfield Armory
Vorac Pharmacy
Hammond Henry Hospital
Vandemore Funeral Home
Wyffels Hybrids
Farmers National Bank
Edward Jones
Geneseo Communications Charitable Foundation
Stephen M. Bellovics Foundation
Central Bank
Wirth Inc.

Donated Services/Equipment:
Minnaert Farms
Geneseo Park District
City of Geneseo Employees & Elected Officials
Geneseo Fire & Ambulance
Geneseo VFW
Game Bois
Hammond Henry Hospital
Praire State Tractor
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