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

4/19/2017 11:46:00 AM
Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week
In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) asked the Governor of the State of Illinois...
Lakeside Nature Center - It's For The Birds!
Explore the woods by Lakeside Nature Center and go on a bird watching hike. Event will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Participants...
4/10/2017 10:00:00 AM
Dryer Safety
GFD wants to keep you and your family safe with these tips on dryer safety.
Touch A Truck 2017
The City of Galesburg Parks & Recreation Department is proud to host the annual Touch A Truck event on May 3, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Lake Storey...
May Learn To Swim
May Learn To Swim Session Dates are May 2-25, 2017. Register by Thursday, April 27, 2017. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Hawthorne Pool....
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