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. 
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News & Announcements

Excessive Heat
Temperatures are on the rise.
7/23/2021 10:48:00 AM
Refuse Collection July 26th - July 30th
Due to the extreme temperatures predicted for next week, Waste Management will begin their routes an hour early Monday, July 26th through Friday, July...
7/16/2021 7:43:00 AM
Structure Fire - 926 West South Street
GFD responded to a reported structure fire.​
7/1/2021 8:59:00 AM
N Kellogg Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, UCM will be closing North Kellogg Street from the intersection of Dayton to approximately 1640 N Kellogg  beginning at 7:00 a.m. on...
6/30/2021 8:19:00 AM
Municipal Energy Aggregation
The new agreement will take effect with the July 2021 meter read date and will be active through the July 2024 meter read date. The agreement will be for...
6/25/2021 10:40:00 AM
Bunker Links Recognized in Golf Magazine
The City of Galesburg's golf course, Bunker Links, was recently recognized by Golf Magazine in an article highlighting municipal golf courses. The course...
6/25/2021 10:04:00 AM
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