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. 
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News & Announcements

12/4/2019 9:00:00 AM
Winter Yard Waste Guidelines
Yard waste is only collected monthly during the winter months of December, January, and February.
City Accepting Applications for 2020 External Agency Funding
The City of Galesburg is currently accepting applications for FY 2020 external agency funding. Organizations are welcome to submit applications for funding...
11/7/2019 8:51:00 AM
Homes in Galesburg may Qualify for Free Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction
The program is designed to provide lead-safe housing at no cost to homeowners or occupants. Applications are still being accepted from citizens who would...
11/5/2019 10:41:00 AM
Energy Aggregation & Community Solar
Guidance for citizens on energy aggregation, community solar, and differences between the two programs.
10/30/2019 8:00:00 AM
Winter Parking Guidelines
Citizens are reminded that an automatic parking prohibition will take effect on all city streets if snow accumulation reaches two inches. Cars parked on...
FEMA in Knox County
Preliminary Damage Assessments will be conducted by FEMA representatives.
7/3/2019 3:06:00 PM
REMINDER on Kidde fire extinguisher recall 2017
Reminder from Kidde United Technologies about their fire extinguisher recall from 2017.
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