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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Daddy Daughter Candyland Ball
Start your holiday season off with the Daddy Daughter Candyland Ball at the Lake Storey Pavilion. December 6, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. $52.00 per couple....
Lifeguard Training Class - November Session 2017
Fall Session Lifeguard Training Class dates are November 3-12, 2017. Classes will be held at Hawthorne Pool. Fee is $200.00 per person. Class will be...
Zumba Gold November 2017 Session
Get your ZUMBA on! New session starts on November 6 and runs through December 1, 2017. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15-6:00 p.m. at Hawthorne...
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Whitesboro Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, Gunther Construction plans to close Whitesboro Street from Campbell to North beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017 for...
Every Second Counts: Plan 2 ways out! 2017
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