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

7/28/2015 2:44:00 PM
Outdoor Warning System
Outdoor warning sirens are designed to alert citizens and visitors who are outdoors of an imminent hazard and prompt them to go indoors and seek further...
"Great Cardboard Boat Regatta"
The "Great Cardboard Boat Regatta" will be held at Lake Storey Beach on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
1st Annual - Monarch Migration Festival
1st Annual - Monarch Migration Festival Event on September 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Lakeside Nature Center.
Fall Adult Softball League - 2015
Registration for Fall Slow Pitch Adult Softball Leagues is underway. Games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Call 309/345-3683 for more...
Lakeside Nature Center - Butterflies and Bees 2015
Bring your bug catchers and learn interesting facts about butterflies and bees.
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