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

4/14/2015 3:35:00 PM
City Plans Arbor Day Celebration – Maple Tree to be Planted at Galesburg High School
The City of Galesburg and the Galesburg Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, 2015 by planting a Crimson King Maple tree at 11:00...
2012 Primary Election results
4/7/2015 2:30:00 PM
Galesburg 2015 Consolidated Election Results - unofficial
Galesburg 2015 Consolidated Election Results - unofficial
4/2/2015 12:16:00 PM
Tall grass or weeds is most common nuisance violation
Maintaining a lawn by mowing and trimming is basic property maintenance but continues to be the most common nuisance violation in Galesburg.
3/31/2015 9:34:00 AM
Arbor Day Foundation Names Galesburg Tree City USA
Galesburg, IL was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
3/25/2015 2:05:00 PM
Spring Clean Up Days 2015
Spring Clean Up Days in Galesburg will be held April 13-17, 2015. During this time, most things can be placed at the curb on your regular refuse pick up...
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