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Illinois Chapter XXVI - Galesburg
P.O. Box 1751
Galesburg, IL 61402-1751

Welcome to the Blue Knights Illinois XXVI Chapter!

Illinois XXVI is chartered in Galesburg, ILL. Geographically, we are located on Interstate 74 and US Highway 34 in the West-Central part of Illinois. Our chapter formed in 2004 and we now have 30 members (26 Regular, 2 Associate and 2 Honorary) consisting of active, retired and civilians from the following departments: Galesburg Police Department, Monmouth Police Department, Knox County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police, Warren County Sheriff's Department, Knoxville Police Department, Abingdon Police Department, Rock Island Police Department, IL Dept of Natural Resources-Conservation Police, Sauk Village Police Department (retired) and the Secretary of State Police. Also, we couldn't do what we do without the help of our spouses, significant others and family members!

Illinois XXVI can proudly say that we have members that are Veteran's from the following branches of the United States military: United States Army, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy.

Illinois XXVI is part of the Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC). While our chapter members have traveled to parts of Canada and the U.S. to attend various Blue Knights functions we have previously hosted a GLRC Summer Conference in 2006 an 2014.

Over the last several years the primary charity we support is the Rainbow Riders. Rainbow Riders is a not-for-profit, therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals with special needs ( We have an annual Charity Ride/Drive in July as a fund-raiser with ALL proceeds going to the Rainbow Riders. We also support various other causes in our local area.

If you wish to become a member of our chapter please contact our secretary. You may ensure you qualify by reviewing the Blue Knights® International Website - membership page where you can download and complete an application form.

Thanks for dropping by our site.
Take care,
Ride With Pride!

Chapter Officers

President: Steve Johnson - 309-351-9960
Vice President: Rick Crafton - 309-397-1594
Secretary: Kim Veal - 574-876-3860
Treasurer: Bob Sweeney - 309-221-9663
Chaplain: Ike Hackett - 209-338-0391


None planned at the moment.


GLRC Summer 2017 Conference


GLRC Summer 2014 Conference

Summer Picture


ILL Group 26


If you have a Facebook account you are welcome to join in the Blue Knights LEMC International Group. or we have our own Blue Knights ILL XXVI group. Members have joined together to share pictures, stories and generally keep each other up to date on their activities. We also have a private account for our chapter members only. If you wish to be added contact us.

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Last Updated: 17 SEP 2019
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