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

5/7/2021 1:47:00 PM
Transportation Security Administration has extended mandatory use of face masks
Transportation Security Administration has extended mandatory use of face masks.
5/7/2021 10:09:00 AM
Bird Lands in Galesburg, Starting May 10
Bird Rides plans to bring e-scooters to Galesburg, beginning May 10, 2021. The scooters are available through a mobile phone application and riders pay...
5/4/2021 12:01:00 PM
Annual Fire Hydrant Testing
The City of Galesburg Water Division in conjunction with the Galesburg Fire Department will begin the annual fire hydrant flushing and testing program...
4/30/2021 4:38:00 PM
Free Mulch & Compost Available at Oversized Brush Drop-off Site
Mulch and compost are available to Galesburg residents free of charge at the oversized brush drop-off site, located at 636 Pickard Road, just west of Farm...
4/20/2021 3:19:00 PM
Municipal Energy Aggregation
Enrollment in the aggregation program is automatic and users only need to take action if they choose to opt-out of the program. The new agreement will...
4/12/2021 11:00:00 AM
FAQ: Registration & Rental Software Change
We at Galesburg Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce that online registration is now available through SmartRec by Amilia.Find your answers to frequently...
4/1/2021 1:22:00 PM
S Seminary Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, Brandt Construction will be closing South Seminary Street from 2nd Street to 3rd Street and will include the intersection of Seminary...
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