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

Stuff the Bus Food Drive Results in over 5,000 donations
Stuff the Bus Food Drive results in over 5,000 donations.
11/24/2020 3:33:00 PM
Knox Street Road Closure
Weather permitting, Brandt Construction will be closing Knox Street at S. Seminary Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30th through 5:00...
11/23/2020 2:03:00 PM
City Hall Closed to the Public November 30 – December 4, 2020
Galesburg City Hall will be closed to the public, November 30 – December 4, 2020. City employees will continue to be available via phone or email.
11/23/2020 10:42:00 AM
Structure Fire - N. Cherry & E. Water
GFD responded to a report of a building on fire at 10 pm.
10/20/2020 9:30:00 AM
Two Structure Fires 10/20/2020
Galesburg Fire battled two structure fires early this morning.
10/16/2020 12:01:00 PM
SBA Offers Working Capital Loans to Small Businesses in Illinois Affected by Civil Unrest
Low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to Illinois small businesses, small...
10/12/2020 1:37:00 PM
Adopt-A-Park Program
The City of Galesburg offers an Adopt-A-Park program to encourage community involvement and civic engagement while keeping city parks clean and well-maintained....
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