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

9/28/2016 12:16:00 PM
Special Rate for Golf at Bunker Links
Starting this Saturday, October 1st, Bunker Links will be running an 18-hole plus cart special for only $19. This special rate will run for the rest of...
Boys and Girls Junior Streaks Registration
Shoot some hoops with the Galesburg Parks and Recreation Department! Registration is open for Boys' and Girls' Junior Streaks Basketball until Friday,...
Columbus Day Swim - Hawthorne Pool
Columbus Day "School Day Out" Special Swim - Monday, October 10, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Pool. Discounted rate of $2.00 per person. Call...
9/23/2016 12:29:00 PM
Internet Purchase Exchange Location
The Galesburg Police Department has established the lobby of the Galesburg Public Safety Building, 150 S. Broad Street, as an internet purchase exchange...
9/13/2016 12:28:00 PM
September 2016 Recycle and Win
The winners for the month of September were the following addresses: 534 Lombard Street, 933 West Main Street, 1320 Clark Street, 10 Circle Drive and 1314...
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