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

January Learn To Swim Registration
Registration for the January Session of Learn to Swim lessons will take place at Hawthorne Pool on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Call...
12/6/2016 3:19:00 PM
Greenleaf Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, the City of Galesburg Water Division will be closing Greenleaf Street from Seminary to Bateman beginning Wednesday, December 7, 2016...
12/5/2016 2:47:00 PM
Mortgage Assistance Opportunity through IL Housing Development Authority
The Illinois Housing Development Authority has announced a source of assistance available to homeowners burdened with underwater mortgages.
12/5/2016 10:00:00 AM
Winter Parking Guidelines: Parking on streets prohibited if snow emergency announced
Citizens are reminded that an automatic parking prohibition will take effect on all city streets if snow accumulation reaches two inches. Cars parked on...
12/2/2016 9:19:00 AM
Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase for City of Galesburg, Illinois
A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for City of Galesburg, Illinois for 2016 will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at...
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