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

8/22/2016 11:17:00 AM
Park Lane Drive Road Closure
Weather permitting, United Contractors Midwest will be closing Park Lane Drive at Seminary St beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 for...
8/22/2016 11:08:00 AM
Park Lane Avenue Road Closure
United Contractors Midwest will be closing Park Lane Avenue from Seminary to Kellogg beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 for road construction....
8/19/2016 3:15:00 PM
Suspect Sought in Galesburg Home Invasion
The Galesburg Police Department is seeking the location of the suspect in this incident, Heath D. Williams, DOB: 10/03/76, address unknown. Heath Williams...
8/18/2016 1:57:00 PM
Sale of City Owned Property
Approximately once per year, the City of Galesburg offers various city owned properties for sale. The purpose of selling the City’s surplus property is...
Yoga In The Park
Yoga in the Park will meet on August 20th and 27th, 2016 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Lake Storey Park on the right side of the Lake Storey Pavilion. Bring...
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