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

4/23/2014 10:10:00 AM
Spring hydrant flushing and maintenance begins Monday, April 28, 2014
The City of Galesburg Water Division, in conjunction with the Fire Department, will begin the spring fire hydrant flushing program on Monday, April 28,...
4/21/2014 8:54:00 AM
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information.​
4/16/2014 2:00:00 PM
City plans Arbor Day celebration; Birch tree planted at Lincoln Park
The city of Galesburg Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 25, 2014 by planting a birch tree at 11:00 A.M. near the Gazebo at Lincoln...
4/15/2014 2:55:00 PM
Reminder of common code violations to avoid
Avoiding common code violations
4/15/2014 10:46:00 AM
Road Closure Notice - County Line Road Bridge
Construction on County Line Road Bridge.​
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