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

3/23/2018 4:47:00 PM
Galesburg Spring Clean-up Days 2018
The City of Galesburg will hold clean-up days April 9 - 13, 2018. During this special week, most items can be placed at the curb for pick up without extra...
3/23/2018 2:39:00 PM
Gates Bridge Closing For Construction
Information from Illinois Department of Transportation: The section of US Highway 150 known as "Gates Bridge" will be closed starting April 2nd 2018 and...
3/23/2018 11:00:00 AM
30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest
Hy-Vee 30th Annual Easter Egg Hunt! Join the fun on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., SHARP at Lakeside Recreation Facility, outdoor hunting grounds....
City Hall Closed - Good Friday 2018
Galesburg City Hall will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018 in observance of Good Friday.​
3/21/2018 10:40:00 AM
Whitesboro Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, UCM will be closing Whitesboro Street, from Main Street to Campbell Street, beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 for road...
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