CITY OF GALESBURG

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.

 

MUNICIPAL SERVICES

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

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Martin Luther King Jr. Family Swim - Hawthorne Pool
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Hawthorne Pool on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Discounted admission fee is $4.00 per person. ...
 
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12/7/2017 8:00:00 AM
Winter Parking Guidelines: Parking on streets prohibited if snow emergency announced
Citizens are reminded that an automatic parking prohibition will take effect on all city streets if snow accumulation reaches two inches. Cars parked on...
 
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12/6/2017 11:26:00 AM
Kidde Recalls nearly 38 million Fire Extinguishers
Kidde fire extinguisher recall.
 
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New Year Celebration Swim at Hawthorne Pool
Celebrate the New Year at Hawthorne Pool on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Discounted admission fee is $4.00 per person. The inflatable...
 
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Hawthorne Pool Winter Splash Down Days!
Enjoy winter break at Hawthorne Pool on December 27 and 29, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Discounted admission is $2.00 per person. Call 345-3683 for more...
 
City of Galesburg, 55 W. Tompkins Street, Galesburg, IL 61402-1387, Phone: 309-343-4181