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

7/22/2016 10:28:00 AM
Structure fire at 285 Knollcrest
Fire crews responded to the report of a structure fire at 285 Knollcrest Drive. ​
7/21/2016 10:41:00 AM
Structure fire at 552 North Chambers
Structure fire claims a garage and two vehicles early this morning.
7/15/2016 3:49:00 PM
Whitesboro Street Crossing Closure
Weather permitting, BNSF will be closing the Whitesboro Street crossing between Hancock and North at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2016 to reconstruct...
7/15/2016 3:47:00 PM
Broad Street Crossing Closure
Weather permitting, BNSF will be closing the Broad Street crossing between Water and North at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 25, 2016 to reconstruct the crossing....
Lakdside Nature Center - Incredible Insects
Incredible Insects program will be held at the Lakeside Nature Center on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Bring your bug catcher and find...
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