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. 
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News & Announcements

PSR_LOGO
4/12/2019 4:14:00 PM
How to use PSR to Request Service or Report a Problem
The City of Galesburg is using Public Service Request (PSR) to process requests for service. Learn how to access the program through the City’s website...
 
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4/11/2019 3:14:00 PM
Illinois Power Agency Funds Solar for Galesburg Water Treatment Plant
The Illinois Power Agency recently announced that they have allocated the adjustable block program discretionary capacity to ensure all distributed generation...
 
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3/21/2019 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 Monday, April 1, 2019 to complete...
 
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3/20/2019 9:56:00 AM
City of Galesburg Parks & Recreation Master Plan and Comprehensive Plan
The City of Galesburg Parks and Recreation Master Plan and Comprehensive Plan were both recently adopted after an extensive planning process, which included...
 
1/2/2019 10:10:00 AM
2018 Assessment Notices and Board of Review Complaint Rules and Procedures
The 2018 assessment notices were mailed and changes published in The Register-Mail on Friday, December 28, 2018. The deadline for a taxpayer to file a...
 
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9/5/2018 9:07:00 AM
Applications Being Accepted for the Help Eliminate Lead Program
Applications are still being accepted from Galesburg residents for the Help Eliminate Lead Program, as there is sufficient funding for ten more participants...
 
 
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