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

7/1/2020 4:57:00 PM
Lake Storey Beach and Kiwanis Park Splash Pad Opening July 2
Effective July 2, 2020, the Kiwanis Splash Pad will be open and Lake Storey Beach will open at noon.
GFD and the City of Galesburg stress fireworks safety
126 people were injured, and one killed by fireworks between June 23 and July 20, 2019 in Illinois.
7/1/2020 8:30:00 AM
COVID-19 Response & Information
A comprehensive summary of changes to City services, events, and policies as a result of COVID-19. Last updated 7/01/2020.
6/30/2020 2:04:00 PM
Madison St Road Closure
Weather permitting, the Galesburg Sanitary District is closing Madison Street from Main Street to North Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6,...
6/29/2020 8:01:00 AM
Independence Day 2020 – City Hall Closed
City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Handivan and bus will not be in service on Saturday, July 4. Solid...
6/26/2020 7:21:00 PM
City of Galesburg Playgrounds Open
All City-owned playgrounds are open, with restrictions, effective immediately.
6/26/2020 1:35:00 PM
Beautification of Pedestrian Crossings through Community Collaboration
Galesburg Rotary Club Sunrise, Galesburg Lumber & Construction Supply, the Garden Station, and retired firefighters have collaborated with the City of...
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