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. 
Illinois State Map - Cities and Proximity to Galesburg
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News & Announcements

10/19/2016 2:15:00 PM
Wood from Burr Oak available for sale
During a July 2016 storm, a 200 year old Burr Oak tree was toppled over at Lake Storey. The City will make this wood available for sale on Saturday, October...
McDonald's Youth Tennis -Fall/Winter/Spring 2016-2017
Registration is ongoing for the McDonald's Youth Tennis Program for Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions. Fee is $35.00 per session/per participate. Each...
Michigan Avenue Trip - 2016
Kick off the holidays with a deluxe motor coach bus trip to Chicago on December 3, 2016. The fee is $58.00 per person. All ages are welcome (18 and under...
10/14/2016 2:15:00 PM
Walsh Avenue Road Closure
Weather permitting, the Galesburg Street Department will be closing Walsh Avenue between Seminary and Bateman beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, October...
10/12/2016 12:28:00 PM
October 2016 Recycle and Win
The winners for the month of October were the following addresses: 1072 Grand Avenue, 959 West Main Street, 1060 North Cedar Street, 876 Brown Avenue,...
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