Genoa is a small town in northeast DeKalb County along the Galena-Chicago stagecoach route. The town is surrounded by other smaller communities, but is in close proximity to Sycamore and Hampshire. It is just 20 minutes from Northern Illinois University, and operates under the Genoa-Kingston school district #424 consisting of 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and Kingston High School.
As a tightknit community, the town’s greatest attractions have become their celebrations and traditions. The annual Genoa Days, Volksfest, and the Duck Race, represent the small town friendliness that the Midwest is known for.