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. 
Illinois State Map - Cities and Proximity to Galesburg
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News & Announcements

7/19/2018 1:02:00 PM
Cherry Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, Amp Mechanical Services will be closing Cherry Street from Simmons to Main Street on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00...
7/16/2018 1:02:00 PM
Brooks Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, Laverdiere Construction will be closing Brooks Street from Lombard to Whitesboro Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18,...
7/13/2018 2:33:00 PM
N. Prairie Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, UCM will be closing Prairie Street from 1601 N Prairie Street north to Park Lane Avenue beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17,...
6/11/2018 12:59:00 PM
Lakeside Water Park - Free Days 2018
The City of Galesburg is offering free entrance to Lakeside Water Park from noon to 6:00 p.m. on June 7, June 14, July 10, July 26, and August 21, 2018....
6/11/2018 12:28:00 PM
Yoga in the Park
This free class is held every Saturday morning, June 9 – August 25, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Lake Storey Park. No experience or pre-registration is required....
5/18/2018 9:05:00 AM
Farnham Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, Sangamo Construction will be closing Farnham Street from Summit to Grove beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 for bridge...
Transitioning from Quarterly Utility Bills to Monthly Utility Bills
City will be transitioning from quarterly utility billing to monthly utility billing during the Spring 2018.
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