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

1/18/2020 9:28:00 AM
Structure Fire at 268 Pine Street
Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 268 Pine Street.
1/17/2020 5:00:00 PM
Snow Emergency
A snow emergency will go into effect at 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020, for the City of Galesburg. Citizens are reminded that an automatic parking...
1/17/2020 8:00:00 AM
City Hall Closed – MLK Day 2020
City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Handivan, bus, and solid waste pick-up will be in service...
1/13/2020 8:41:00 AM
Galesburg Police Department Twitter Account
The City of Galesburg Police Department (GPD) has established a Twitter presence in order to quickly share information with citizens and the media. Twitter...
1/10/2020 8:00:00 AM
Winter Parking Guidelines
Citizens are reminded that an automatic parking prohibition will take effect on all city streets if snow accumulation reaches two inches. Cars parked on...
1/9/2020 8:59:00 AM
Galesburg Police Department's K9 Zeus to get donation of body armor
Galesburg Police Department’s K9 Zeus will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested...
1/6/2020 2:48:00 PM
Lead Hazard Remediation Grant
The City of Galesburg, Illinois was awarded a Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Help Eliminate Lead Program Grant in the fall of 2019....
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