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

8/19/2019 8:27:00 AM
GFD Annual Fill the Boot Drive 2019
The Galesburg Fire Department continues its support of for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Grove Street Closure
Grove Street is closed at the intersection of Monroe Street from now until Monday evening for a Water Main replacement. ​
8/13/2019 1:05:00 PM
Celebrate Safely: This Labor Day, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
The Galesburg Police Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across Illinois for a traffic safety campaign focusing...
FEMA in Knox County
Preliminary Damage Assessments will be conducted by FEMA representatives.
8/8/2019 4:35:00 PM
Back to School Fire Safety
Fire safety tips for college students, or anyone newly living on their own.
7/31/2019 2:00:00 PM
Dehumidifier Recalls
Throughout the US, malfunctioning dehumidifiers have sparked fires. Make sure your dehumidifier is not on the recall lists.​
Multi-Use Path Along South Lake Storey Road Public Meeting
The City of Galesburg will hold an Informational Meeting concerning the proposed improvement of a Multi-Use Path along S. Lake Storey Road from US 150...
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