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

Western Illinois Youth Basketball League 2017-18
Registration is underway for the 2017-18 WIYBL Youth Basketball season. The program is for 3rd/4th, 5th, and 6th grade boys, and 4th, 5th, and 6th grade...
Monarch Migration Festival
Third Annual Monarch Migration Festival on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Lakeside Nature Center.​
September Learn To Swim Registration
September Learn to Swim Session dates are September 5-28, 2017. Register by August 24, 2017. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Hawthorne...
8/3/2017 9:29:00 AM
Farnham Street Road Closure
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the closure of Farnham Street/Knox Road 500 E. at U.S. 34 in Galesburg has been rescheduled and...
8/2/2017 9:07:00 AM
Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award for August
G.S. and Lisa Bond have been recognized as the August residential award winners of the Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award for work on their property...
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