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

4/27/2016 12:53:00 PM
City of Galesburg to Provide Residents with Water Testing & Filters
In response to recent recommendations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Galesburg will provide free water testing for all Galesburg...
4/22/2016 3:43:00 PM
Energy Aggregation Program
Common questions regarding the energy aggregation program.
4/22/2016 1:47:00 PM
Online tool allows residents to check their water service line type
The City of Galesburg has added a feature to the City's website that will allow residents to look up the type of material used for their water service...
4/22/2016 11:42:00 AM
What you should know about lead and your drinking water
The City of Galesburg is committed to providing residents with a safe and reliable supply of drinking water, and continuously monitors the quality of the...
4/21/2016 1:06:00 PM
Turn Around Don't Drown 2016
Flooding is the leading cause of severe weather-related deaths in the U.S.. GFD provides tips for reduce your risk to all types of floods.
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