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:
 

COVID-19 Response & Information – last updated 3/27/2020

3/23/2020 9:30:00 AM
A comprehensive summary of changes to City services, events, and policies as a result of COVID-19. Last updated 3/27/2020.

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....
 
 
 
City of Galesburg facilities, including Galesburg City Hall, will be closed to the public, effective March 19 – April 7, 2020. City employees will continue to be available via phone or email.
 
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 https://galesburg.merchanttransact.com when paying online or use www.ci.galesburg.il.us and click on the green "Utility Bill ePay" option under Quicklinks on the right side of the page. Please DO NOT use the www.doxo.com payment option as this is not a City of Galesburg payment service website. If the https://www.doxo.com/info/city-galesburg-il 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 administration@ci.galesburg.il.us
  • City Clerk’s Office: 309-345-3610 or kbennewi@ci.galesburg.il.us
  • Community Development: 309-345-3619 or steveg@ci.galesburg.il.us
  • Elections Office: 309-342-5563 or lwatson@ci.galesburg.il.us
  • Finance: 309-345-3663 or customer@ci.galesburg.il.us
  • Fire Department: 309-345-3756 or FireDept@ci.galesburg.il.us **If it is an emergency, call 911**
  • Parks and Recreation: 309-345-3683 or recinfo@ci.galesburg.il.us
  • Police Department: 309-343-9151 **If it is an emergency, call 911**
  • Public Works: 309-345-3623 or publicworks@ci.galesburg.il.us
 
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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....
 
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COVID-19 Community Response - Volunteer Opportunities
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A comprehensive summary of changes to City services, events, and policies as a result of COVID-19. Last updated 3/27/2020.
 
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