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.

 

MUNICIPAL SERVICES

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

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9/21/2018 2:55:00 PM
City of Galesburg Transit Fair - September 26, 2018
The City of Galesburg is hosting a Transit Fair on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Galesburg Transit Facility, 1025 Monmouth...
 
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9/19/2018 9:07:00 AM
Henderson Street Lane Closures
Beginning Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. the Illinois Department of Transportation will be reducing Henderson Street to one lane in each direction...
 
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9/12/2018 11:31:00 AM
E. Losey Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, Galesburg Sanitary District will be closing Losey Street from Brown Avenue to N. Pearl Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September...
 
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9/6/2018 9:53:00 AM
Landlord & Homeowner Educational Sessions
The Galesburg City Council updated the Rental Licensing and Housing Minimum Standards Codes this past June. Educational sessions are scheduled for both...
 
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9/5/2018 10:14:00 AM
Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award for September 2018
Beth Bergren is being recognized by the City of Galesburg as the September residential award winner of the Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award for...
 
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9/5/2018 9:07:00 AM
Applications Being Accepted for the Help Eliminate Lead Program
Applications are currently being accepted from Galesburg residents for the Help Eliminate Lead Program. The City of Galesburg and Western Illinois Regional...
 
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8/30/2018 10:26:00 AM
Outdoor Electrical Safety
Helpful tips for outdoor electrical safety.​
 
 
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