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. 
Illinois State Map - Cities and Proximity to Galesburg
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News & Announcements

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2/15/2019 8:59:00 AM
Update on Structure Fire at 406 Clark Street 02/15/2019
Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 406 Clark Street at 2:39 a.m. Wednesday morning.
 
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2/14/2019 10:45:00 AM
Update on Structure Fire at 406 Clark Street
Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 406 Clark Street at 2:39 a.m. Wednesday morning.
 
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2/13/2019 10:58:00 AM
Structure Fire at 406 Clark Street
Galesburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 406 Clark Street at 2:39 a.m. Wednesday morning.
 
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1/17/2019 9:25:00 AM
City of Galesburg Awarded Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Galesburg by the Government Finance Officers Association...
 
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1/11/2019 8:00:00 AM
Winter Parking Guidelines: Parking on streets prohibited if snow emergency announced
Citizens are reminded that an automatic parking prohibition will take effect on all city streets if snow accumulation reaches two inches. Cars parked on...
 
1/2/2019 10:10:00 AM
2018 Assessment Notices and Board of Review Complaint Rules and Procedures
The 2018 assessment notices were mailed and changes published in The Register-Mail on Friday, December 28, 2018. The deadline for a taxpayer to file 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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