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

2/8/2016 9:55:00 AM
Recycle and Win - February 2016
Each month the City of Galesburg recognizes and appreciates residents for their efforts to keep the community green through recycling.
2/5/2016 2:23:00 PM
GFD Adds Two Members to the Honor Guard
Galesburg Fire Department added two new members to the Illinois Fire Fighter Honor Guard.
1/15/2016 9:32:00 AM
East Main Street Underpass Project
The East Main Street Underpass project was scheduled to be bid by IDOT on Friday January 15, 2016 but has now been moved back to March 4, 2016. BNSF and...
Lakeside Nature Center Scampering Squirrels
Lakeside Nature Center Scampering Squirrels Program, Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Lakeside Nature Center. Call 309/345-3683 for...
1/5/2016 3:52:00 PM
Heating Safety Tips 2016
Tips from the Galesburg Fire Department on safely heating your home.
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