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

5/24/2018 9:00:00 AM
Memorial Day Holiday
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 28. Handivan, city bus, and solid waste pick-up services will also not be in service...
5/23/2018 4:00:00 PM
Hydrant Testing Locations for May 24, 2018
Crews will be testing in the following area: Circle Drive and Seminary St north Area North of E Carl Sandburg Drive and East of N Broad St.
5/23/2018 9:21:00 AM
City Auction 2018
The City of Galesburg will hold an auction at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 2110 Veterans Drive, Hawthorne Centre, Galesburg, Illinois. The...
5/18/2018 9:05:00 AM
Farnham Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, Sangamo Construction will be closing Farnham Street from Summit to Grove beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 for bridge...
5/2/2018 2:00:00 PM
Annual Fire Hydrant Testing 2018
The City of Galesburg Water Division in conjunction with the Galesburg Fire Department will begin the fire hydrant flushing and testing program on Monday,...
Transitioning from Quarterly Utility Bills to Monthly Utility Bills
City will be transitioning from quarterly utility billing to monthly utility billing during the Spring 2018.
Captain John Seitz named Galesburg Firefighter of the Year
Captain John Seitz with the Galesburg Fire Department has been named the department's Firefighter of the Year.
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