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

March Learn To Swim Registration
Registration for the March Session of Learn To Swim lessons will take place at Hawthorne Pool on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Call the...
McDonald's Youth Tennis -Spring 2017
Hit the courts at Lakeside this spring and learn the sport of tennis! Spring session dates are February 14-March 23, 2017. There are still openings in...
2/13/2017 2:45:00 PM
WANTED by Galesburg Police Department 02/13/2017
Adrian T. Johnson Jr., 19 years of age Black Male, 6'04", 155 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes Wanted for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Battery...
2/10/2017 8:56:00 AM
Annual Adult Service to Youth Award 2017
The City of Galesburg, in cooperation with the Galesburg Youth Commission, is currently accepting nominations for the Annual Adult Service to Youth Award...
G-Force Volleyball Registration
Sign-up for G-Force Volleyball February 1-20, 2017. Entry fee is $30.00 per participant. The league is for girls in 4th-8th grade. Call 309/345-3683...
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