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

9/23/2020 4:14:00 PM
2019 Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year Award
The Galesburg Police Department would like to congratulate Officer Maggie Semington for being chosen as the Galesburg Area Crime Stoppers Officer of the...
8/19/2020 11:50:00 AM
Galesburg Fall Clean-up Days 2020
The City of Galesburg will hold clean-up days the weeks of September 14 - 18, 2020, and September 21 - 25, 2020. The fall clean-up will be held over a...
8/11/2020 12:11:00 PM
Assistance Available for Utility Bills and Household Necessities
The State’s Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21) budget authorizes an expansion of the LIHEAP and CSBG programs for eligible Illinoisans seeking emergency assistance...
7/13/2020 4:26:00 PM
2020 Exemptions update
Due to the legislative changes enacted to protect vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 crisis, the Knox County Supervisor of Assessments Office will...
6/26/2020 9:53:00 AM
News from the City Assessor's Office
Information from the City Assessor's Office as Illinois moves to Phase 4
5/8/2020 8:08:00 AM
2020 Census
The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census will count everyone who lives in the U.S. as of April 1, 2020. The...
4/28/2020 12:55:00 PM
Recreational Burning 2020
A friendly reminder from your Galesburg Fire Department.
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