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

11/24/2015 2:08:00 PM
Dates for Brush and Limb Drop-off Site Extended
Due to the recent snow storm, the City of Galesburg’s oversized brush and limb drop off site, located at 636 Pickard Road, will be open one weekend longer...
Lakeside Nature Center Winter Tracks and Habitat
Join in the fun with the staff at Lakeside Nature Center on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Dress for the weather to go outside and play!...
Dedication of Ron Carr Field
Celebrate the dedication of Lake Storey Diamond #1 as Ron Carr Field on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lake Storey Pavilion. Call 345-3683...
11/20/2015 5:12:00 AM
City Hall Closed – Thanksgiving 2015
City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Handivan, bus, and solid waste pick-up will not...
11/19/2015 6:49:00 AM
Officer Pieper Receives Regional Recognition
Officer Phil Pieper was recognized at Monday evening’s Galesburg City Council meeting for his outstanding commitment to traffic safety, as the recipient...
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