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

7/23/2014 4:33:00 PM
Road Closure Notice - Kellogg Street closed from Main north to Ferris
United Contractor's Midwest, Inc. plans to close Kellogg Street from Main Street to north of Ferris Street including the intersection of Kellogg Street...
7/16/2014 9:08:00 AM
Peddlers soliciting energy contracts 2014
Energy solicitors.
7/11/2014 11:36:00 AM
House fire leads to arrest
House fire leads to arrest and one suspect still at large.
6/27/2014 2:29:00 PM
Recycling update
Recycling update for summer 2014.
6/12/2014 10:10:00 AM
Compost and mulch available for self-loading at oversized brush drop-off site
Galesburg residents have a free resource available to them as they prepare their flower and vegetable gardens this spring.​
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