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

1/26/2015 8:48:00 AM
The Galesburg Police say celebrate safely this Super Bowl weekend
Galesburg Police will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend cracking down on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators.​
1/21/2015 4:47:00 PM
Energy Aggregation Program
The City Council, at its January 20th meeting, chose Homefield Energy as the supplier for the residential and small commercial aggregation program.
1/20/2015 1:08:00 PM
Nominations Currently Accepted for Annual Adult Service to Youth Award
The City of Galesburg, in cooperation with the Galesburg Youth Commission, is accepting nominations for the Annual Adult Service to Youth Award. Nominations...
1/9/2015 12:32:00 PM
Recycle Winners January 2015
Recycle Winners
Help Prevent Home Heating Fires
The Galesburg Fire Department wants to remind its citizens to be safe when trying to stay warm!
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