CITY OF GALESBURG

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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11/20/2018 2:02:00 PM
City Accepting Applications for 2019 External Agency Funding
The City of Galesburg is currently accepting applications for FY 2019 external agency funding. Organizations are welcome to submit applications for funding...
 
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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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8/28/2018 4:45:00 PM
View Drafts of the Comprehensive Plan & Parks and Rec Master Plan Online
Drafts of the Comprehensive Plan and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan were presented to the Galesburg City Council at work sessions on August 27, 2018...
 
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Captain John Seitz named Galesburg Firefighter of the Year
Captain John Seitz with the Galesburg Fire Department has been named the department's Firefighter of the Year.
 
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Trains, Planes & Ferris Wheels
The Community Action Plan by Galesburg on Track, a Heart & Soul Community.
 
11/1/2017 3:25:00 PM
2017 Assessment Notices and Board of Review Complaint Rules and Procedures
The 2017 assessment notices were mailed and assessment changes published in The Register-Mail Monday, October 30, 2017. The deadline for a taxpayer to...
 
City of Galesburg, 55 W. Tompkins Street, Galesburg, IL 61402-1387, Phone: 309-343-4181