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

10/22/2019 1:36:00 PM
Monroe Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, Gunther Construction will be closing Monroe Street between Grove and Losey Street as well as the entire intersection of Grove and Monroe...
10/18/2019 9:41:00 AM
Cherry and Main Street Closures
Weather permitting, United Contractors Midwest will be closing Cherry Street on the north side of Main Street and the westbound outside lane of Main Street...
10/18/2019 9:16:00 AM
Parking Lot M Closure
Weather permitting, Gunther Construction will be closing Parking Lot M located at 362 E Simmons Street on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 a.m. for resurfacing...
10/14/2019 8:25:00 AM
Trick or Treat Hours in Galesburg for Halloween 2019
Trick or Treat hours in Galesburg will be Thursday, October 31st from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
10/11/2019 1:39:00 PM
Lead Hazard Remediation Grant Public Meeting
The City of Galesburg has been awarded a DCEO Help Eliminate Lead Program Grant. Grant monies will be used for Lead Hazard Remediation in approximately...
10/10/2019 4:03:00 PM
Retirement Reception for Chief Thomas Simkins
Chief Simkins' retirement reception.
10/10/2019 3:35:00 PM
Public Open House for Reconstruction of South Seminary Street
The City of Galesburg will hold a Public Open House concerning the proposed reconstruction of South Seminary Street from Fifth Street to Berrien Street....
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