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

3/27/2015 8:12:00 AM
Holiday affects office hours 04/03/2014
City Hall closed on 04/03/2014
3/26/2015 11:50:00 PM
St. Patrick’s Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown Results
Results are in from the St. Patrick's Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown on drunk drivers.
3/26/2015 10:26:00 AM
Road Closure at the intersection of North St & Garfield Ave
Weather permitting, Sanitary District plans to close the intersection of North Street and Garfield Ave for sewer repair starting Monday March 30, 2015...
3/25/2015 2:05:00 PM
Spring Clean Up Days 2015
Spring Clean Up Days in Galesburg will be held April 13-17, 2015. During this time, most things can be placed at the curb on your regular refuse pick up...
3/19/2015 3:02:00 PM
City Owned Property Sale
The City of Galesburg currently has 48 vacant lots and 1 residential structure available for sale.
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