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

1/13/2017 9:30:00 AM
City of Galesburg Meets EPA Water Quality Standards in Fall 2016
The City of Galesburg announced today that the results of the fall, 2016 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency bi-annual water quality tests met EPA Water...
1/10/2017 4:00:00 PM
Recycle and Win - January 2017
Once every month, the City of Galesburg Geographic Information System Division randomly selects addresses from the residential refuse database. If a​ recycling...
I-74/Midwest Invitational Tournaments
Girls and Boys I-74/Midwest Invitational Tournaments - February 4 & 5, 2017 and February 11 & 12, 2017. Entry fee is $125 per team. Deadline is Tuesday,...
1/6/2017 10:38:00 AM
The City of Galesburg Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Galesburg by the Government Finance Officers Association...
12/12/2016 11:39:00 AM
Ameren Upgrades
The City of Galesburg would like to inform residents that Ameren has indicated crews are scheduled to be in Galesburg during 2017 to upgrade residential...
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