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.

 

MUNICIPAL SERVICES

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

PolicePatch
11/14/2018 2:50:00 PM
911 Outage Update
The fiber connection causing the outage has been repaired and all service has been restored to our area, including 911. ​
 
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11/9/2018 11:25:00 AM
Galesburg Community Invited to Comprehensive Plan Open House
The Galesburg community is invited to an Open House on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 to review the draft Comprehensive Plan.
 
2016 Primary Election results
11/6/2018 3:46:00 PM
Unofficial 2018 General Election
Unofficial 2018 General Election Results On Election Day, the Galesburg Board of Election Commissioners web site will provide you with the unofficial...
 
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11/6/2018 9:20:00 AM
Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award for November 2018
Adriana Santoyo is being recognized by the City of Galesburg as the November residential award winner of the Community Improvement Blue Ribbon Award for...
 
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10/31/2018 3:15:00 PM
City Of Galesburg Receives $15,000 Federal Forestry Grant from The Morton Arboretum to Help Fund Tree-Related Projects
The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program has awarded the City of Galesburg a $15,000 federal forestry grant, which will help Galesburg complete a...
 
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10/26/2018 4:01:00 PM
Galesburg Transit Routes on Google Maps
Galesburg Transit passengers can now utilize Google Maps for trip planning. Through this new capability, users can look up directions on Google Maps, choose...
 
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9/24/2018 3:19:00 PM
S Seminary Street Crossing Closure
Weather permitting, BNSF will be closing the crossing on S. Seminary Street located between E. Knox Street and E. First Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. on...
 
 
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