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

6/26/2017 10:31:00 AM
Hydrant Testing Locations for June 27, 2017
Crews will be testing in the following area: Main St to 6th, and S Broad to S Henderson​
Family Night at Lakeside Water Park
Enjoy a relaxing night with the entire family for only $10.00 on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by today's light rock 105.3 KFM...
6/22/2017 12:39:00 PM
Galesburg Lead Service Line Replacement
Construction of Lead Service Line Replacement to the City of Galesburg, various locations, is being financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund...
Lakeside Water Park Big Bang Boom Splash Bash
Celebrate your Fourth of July at Lakeside Water Park! Enjoy water themed games and win prizes. You will have a blast! Water Park hours are 11:00 a.m.-7:00...
Yoga In The Park
Start your weekends off this Summer with "Yoga In the Park" at Lake Storey Park on Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:00 a.m. This is a free program open...
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