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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3/28/2020 10:32:00 AM
A message from Mayor John Pritchard during the COVID-19 Outbreak
As we navigate through this time of uncertainty, both as a country and as a community, I want to assure you that the City of Galesburg is proactively responding...
3/27/2020 5:08:00 PM
City of Galesburg Utility Billing
Due to a printing error, some customers may have received a message on their April 2020 utility bill indicating “This account is closed and this is your...
3/26/2020 3:58:00 PM
COVID-19 Business Assistance Programs
New financing programs released by the State of Illinois and the US Small Business Administration. For more information, please contact Noah Postin, KCAP...
3/26/2020 2:25:00 PM
Knox County Unified Command Dashboard
This webpage is the official source of information on COVID-19 for Knox County. We will post updates to this page daily as new information becomes available....
3/24/2020 2:42:00 PM
Severe Weather Season 2020
It’s that time again each year when Illinois prepares for severe weather and The Galesburg Fire Department wants residents to be safe.
COVID-19 Community Response - Volunteer Opportunities
Organizations in the community are coordinating volunteer efforts to help those in need as a result of the COIV-19 outbreak. To learn more or sign up to...
3/23/2020 9:30:00 AM
COVID-19 Response & Information – last updated 3/27/2020
A comprehensive summary of changes to City services, events, and policies as a result of COVID-19. Last updated 3/27/2020.
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