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

6/22/2018 9:39:00 AM
Intersection of Brooks and Lombard St. Closure
Weather permitting, Laverdiere Construction will be closing the intersection of Brooks Street and Lombard Street Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. for...
6/11/2018 12:59:00 PM
Lakeside Water Park - Free Days 2018
The City of Galesburg is offering free entrance to Lakeside Water Park from noon to 6:00 p.m. on June 7, June 14, July 10, July 26, and August 21, 2018....
6/11/2018 12:46:00 PM
Summer Water Safety Swim Lessons
Summer Water Safety Instruction swim lessons are available at Hawthorne Municipal Pool thanks to a grant from the Galesburg Community Foundation.
6/11/2018 12:28:00 PM
Yoga in the Park
This free class is held every Saturday morning, June 9 – August 25, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at Lake Storey Park. No experience or pre-registration is required....
6/1/2018 10:30:00 AM
Cedar Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, Miller Construction will close Cedar Street, from Knox Street to First Street, beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for...
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,...
City of Galesburg, 55 W. Tompkins Street, Galesburg, IL 61402-1387, Phone: 309-343-4181