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

Upcoming Recreation Programs 02/19/2015
Upcoming recreation programs and classes.​
2/17/2015 12:10:00 PM
Parks and Recreation Presentation
Informational presentation on the recently established Parks and Recreation Department.
2/12/2015 3:28:00 PM
Smoke Alarms Save Lives
Smoke alarms activated in 3 Galesburg homes likely prevented injury or death to the residents.
2/4/2015 2:45:00 PM
Energy Aggregation FAQ
Common questions regarding the energy aggregation program.
2/3/2015 2:12:00 PM
Department of Parks and Recreation Established
The City Council, at its February 2nd meeting approved an ordinance establishing the Department of Parks and Recreation.
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