About Galesburg

The City of Galesburg is located on Interstate 74 in Northwest Illinois and is approximately 50 miles east of the Mississippi River (see map below).
The Illinois General Assembly organized the City under the provisions of "an Act to Incorporate the City of Galesburg" on February 14, 1857. The City is a home rule municipality and has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since 1956. The City Council is comprised of seven Councilmembers and a Mayor. The Councilmembers are elected, for four-year staggered terms, from defined wards. All city residents elect the Mayor for a four-year term.

Since 1873, the City of Galesburg has been the county seat of Knox County. 
Look at Historic Preservation on this site to learn Galesburg's history.



The City of Galesburg was chartered for the purpose of providing its residents with the following services: police protection, fire protection, water service, garbage collection, recycling collection, landscape waste collection, parks, campground, airport, golf course, indoor swimming pool, water-park, recreational programs, Public Library, community center, cemeteries and the care of streets and sidewalks. 
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News & Announcements

5/23/2017 3:43:00 PM
Hydrant Testing Locations for May 24, 2017
Crews will be testing in the following area: North Linwood Road and West Carl Sandburg Drive
5/22/2017 4:44:00 PM
Public Open House for the Farnham Street Bridge Project
The City of Galesburg will hold a Public Open House concerning the proposed rehabilitation of the North Farnham Street Bridge. The Open House will be held...
5/22/2017 4:18:00 PM
Hydrant Testing Locations for May 23, 2017
Crews will be testing in the following area: West Fremont, West Losey and Linwood Road
5/22/2017 11:00:00 AM
Memorial Day Holiday
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 29th. There will be no handivan, city bus, or solid waste pick-up service on the...
Lakeside Swim Team - Summer 2017
Swim Season Dates are May 25-July 15, 2017. Fee is $85.00 per swimmer (fee includes summer pass to Lakeside Water Park). The program is for children...
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