COVID 19 Response and Information

The City of Galesburg continues to closely monitor developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), including information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health. As recommended precautions and mandates from the state have and will likely continue to affect the City of Galesburg’s typical operating procedures, information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.
The Article "COVID-19 Response & Information" below will continue to be updated as the situation evolves.
Links to more information:

Knox County Unified Command Dashboard

3/26/2020 2:25:00 PM
This webpage is the official source of information on COVID-19 for Knox County. We will post updates to this page daily as new information becomes available....

COVID-19 Response & Information

5/21/2020 8:30:00 AM
A comprehensive summary of changes to City services, events, and policies as a result of COVID-19. Last updated 5/21/2020.
City of Galesburg facilities, including Galesburg City Hall, will be closed to the public, effective March 19 – May 31, 2020. City employees will continue to be available via phone or email. City Hall is scheduled to re-open to the public on June 1, 2020.
Due to continuing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and recommendations from the State of Illinois and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, City of Galesburg leadership believes closing City Hall to public access is in the best interest of the health and well-being of the community. City employees will continue to provide services remotely, and this social distancing measure will help ensure City staff, such as Police, Fire, and Water Department personnel, are able to continue to provide essential services to the citizens of Galesburg.
Citizens who need to pay their utility bill have several options, which include:
  • Online – by credit/debit card or ACH check. To go directly to the payment option, use when paying online or use and click on the green "Utility Bill ePay" option under Quicklinks on the right side of the page. Please DO NOT use the payment option as this is not a City of Galesburg payment service website. If the is used, you will be charged an unnecessary service fee by this website company and your payment may be delayed to the City.
  • Over the phone – pay with credit/debit card on the telephone by calling 309-345-3663
  • Drop-box – checks and/or money order can be left in the drop-box in front of City Hall, 55 W. Tompkins Street. Money orders can be purchased at local banks, Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee and the Galesburg Post Office
  • Auto-pay – automatic withdrawal from checking or savings account on the due date. If not already signed up for this service, please call 309-345-3663 to discuss this option.
Utility Services
Please call 309-345-3663 to request starting or discontinuing water, sewer and refuse services, and the customer service staff will be happy to work with you through this process.
Other Payments (City ordinance tickets, taxes, etc.)
These payments can also be made utilizing the drop-box and phone options listed above.
For all other business, residents can contact the appropriate department via the phone number or emails listed below.
  • Administration: 309-345-3628 or
  • City Clerk’s Office: 309-345-3610 or
  • Community Development: 309-345-3619 or
  • Elections Office: 309-342-5563 or
  • Finance: 309-345-3663 or
  • Fire Department: 309-345-3756 or **If it is an emergency, call 911**
  • Parks and Recreation: 309-345-3683 or
  • Police Department: 309-343-9151 **If it is an emergency, call 911**
  • Public Works: 309-345-3623 or
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News & Announcements

5/22/2020 1:43:00 PM
Galesburg Considering Joining Heart of Illinois Reopening Plan
Galesburg Mayor John Pritchard is considering the City of Galesburg joining the Heart of Illinois Plan in an effort to more quickly navigate the re-opening...
5/21/2020 8:30:00 AM
COVID-19 Response & Information
A comprehensive summary of changes to City services, events, and policies as a result of COVID-19. Last updated 5/21/2020.
5/20/2020 10:00:00 AM
Galesburg City Hall Closed to the Public Through May 31, 2020
In light of the recent extension of the State of Illinois stay at home order, City of Galesburg facilities, including Galesburg City Hall, will remain...
5/14/2020 1:38:00 PM
Guidance for Galesburg Citizens and Businesses on the Extended Stay at Home Executive Order
Overview of the State of Illinois Executive Order 2020-32, which modified and extended the original stay at home order for the state of Illinois. The order...
5/5/2020 2:25:00 PM
Outdoor Warning System at King School
The monthly testing of the Outdoor Warning System was conducted today.
4/30/2020 10:05:00 AM
Bunker Links Golf Course Opens May 1, 2020 with Restrictions
Bunker Links Golf Course Opens May 1, 2020 with Restrictions
A message from Mayor John Pritchard during the COVID-19 Outbreak
As we navigate through this time of uncertainty, both as a country and as a community, I want to assure you that the City of Galesburg is proactively responding...
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