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

3/24/2017 9:17:00 AM
S Henderson Street Railroad Crossing Closure
Weather permitting, BNSF plans to close the railroad crossings on South Henderson Street from 4th Street to Louisville Road beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday,...
3/24/2017 9:10:00 AM
S Cedar Street Railroad Crossing Closure
Weather permitting, BNSF plans to close the railroad crossing on South Cedar Street between 1st and 2nd street at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017...
Hy-Vee 29th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Hy-Vee 29th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Join the fun on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., SHARP at Lakeside Recreation Facility, outdoor hunting grounds....
3/22/2017 12:49:00 PM
Arbor Day Foundation Names Galesburg a 2016 Tree City USA
Galesburg was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This marks the 17th...
3/21/2017 9:50:00 AM
St. Patrick’s Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown Results 2017
The Galesburg Police made three DUI arrests during the recent St. Patrick’s Day enforcement effort. In addition, seven seat belt citations were written...
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