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

10/6/2015 3:49:00 PM
Public Meeting – Downtown Galesburg Parking
The City of Galesburg will conduct a public meeting regarding on-street and off-street parking in the downtown Galesburg Business District.
Zumba Step - Fall 2015
Take a STEP toward fitness with the Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department this fall and winter. Sign up for Zumba Step. Fee is $75 for October-December...
Slow Cooker D.I.S.H. Class - Fall 2015
Join the City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department and Hy-Vee on Main Street for a lively night of prepping four meals to take with you at the...
10/6/2015 9:40:00 AM
Trick or Treat 2015
Trick or Treat night in Galesburg will be Saturday, October 31st from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
10/5/2015 3:05:00 PM
North Farnham Street Road Closure
Neil Thomas Plumbing & Heating plans to close the southbound land of North Farnham Street between Losey and Summit for sanitary sewer repair beginning...
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