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

5/27/2016 3:17:00 PM
Galesburg Police Department’s K9, Ajax, will receive body armor
The Galesburg Police Department’s K9, Ajax, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization...
Lakeside Nature Center - Emergency Preparedness Plan
Join the Galesburg Parks and Recreation staff on Saturday, June 11th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Lakeside Nature Center for the Emergency Preparedness...
5/23/2016 3:00:00 PM
Memorial Day 2016
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 30th. There will be no handivan, city bus or solid waste pick-up service on the...
5/20/2016 9:06:00 AM
Lane Avenue Road Closure
Weather permitting, United Contractors Midwest plans to close Lane Avenue from Seminary to Bateman Street beginning Monday, May 23, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. for...
5/18/2016 3:55:00 PM
City Auction 2016
The City of Galesburg will hold an auction at 9:30 a.m., local time, on Saturday, June 04, 2016 at 2110 Veterans Drive, Hawthorne Center, Galesburg, Illinois....
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