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

Delay of City Services
Please be advised that due to the Thanksgiving holiday there will be no Trash, Transit or Handivan services on Thursday, November 27th. Services will resume...
11/24/2014 2:50:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Bickerdyke Bridge
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR BICKERDYKE BRIDGE GALESBURG, IL - The City of Galesburg will celebrate the opening of the Bickerdyke Bridge with a Ribbon...
2012 Primary Election results
11/24/2014 1:30:00 PM
Galesburg 2014 General Election Results - official
Galesburg 2014 General Election Results - official
11/24/2014 9:11:00 AM
2014 Board of Review Complaints
The 2014 assessment notices were published in The Register-Mail Monday, November 24, 2014. The deadline for a taxpayer to file a complaint to the Knox...
Construction Starts on City of Galesburg's New Transit Maintenance Facility and Amtrak Station Enhancement
Construction starts on City of Galesburg's new Transit Maintenance Facility and Amtrak Station enhancement.
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