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

2/24/2021 9:53:00 AM
The City of Galesburg Requests Public Input on New Website
The City of Galesburg Requests Public Input on New Website.
2/22/2021 3:51:00 PM
GFD Virtual Fundraiser for MDA
Galesburg Firefighters raise over $15,000 through virtual fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Association as COVID Threatens Fill the Boot.
2/22/2021 2:08:00 PM
City of Galesburg 2020 Annual Report
The 2020 Annual Report for the City of Galesburg is available to view on the City's website. The report provides an overview of the services provided by...
2/17/2021 1:16:00 PM
Keep hydrants accessible
Galesburg Fire provides helpful tips for keeping hydrants clear of snow.
2/14/2021 4:17:00 PM
Structure Fire at 261 Pine Street
GFD responded to a structure fire at 261 Pine Street at 1:45an Sunday morning.
2/10/2021 11:01:00 AM
Structure Fire 336 North Henderson Street
Structure fire at 336 North Henderson Street.​
2/9/2021 8:38:00 AM
Warming Centers for Feb 2021
Knox County Emergency Management put together a listing of available Warming Centers for Knox County.
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