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

6/29/2016 3:55:00 PM
Hydrant Testing Locations for June 30, 2016
Crews will be testing in the following areas: Hawthorne Center; the area east of N. Seminary, north of E. Fremont, west of Morton Ave., south of Walsh
Watering Trees During Drought
Dry soil conditions can significantly reduce the life span of valuable landscape trees. Because they are difficult and expensive to replace, trees need...
6/29/2016 10:42:00 AM
Fireworks Safety 2016
Galesburg Fire Department would like to remind everyone to celebrate safely this summer.
6/28/2016 3:34:00 PM
Hydrant Testing Locations for June 29, 2016
Crews will be testing in the following areas: Seminary, from Fremont North Circle Dr Costa Dr Montague Duffey Weber Midwest Dr Gale Village Dr Dahl Dr Area...
6/28/2016 12:01:00 PM
Independence Day 2016 – City Hall Closed
City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day.
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