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1,400 acres of Parks

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Canton, Illinois

Canton is a great place to visit or raise your family! With a low cost of living and a high quality of life, Canton has close proximity to the Peoria metro area. Over 1,400 acres of open public parks, access to a great educational system from kindergarten to community college, a free privately funded public library and a state-of-the-art hospital and clinic providing first class healthcare.

The cool ambiance of a historic downtown with a one-of-a-kind city park situated at its center. Ample opportunities for employment with over 300 businesses. Retiree focused community initiatives and learning opportunities. Whether you are visiting, or are thinking of calling Canton home, our community will make you feel welcome!

1,400 acres of Parks

300+Businesses

#1 RankedCommunity College in Illinois

Full-Service Community Hospital

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Police  Officer Testing Set
Police Officer Testing Set

The Canton Fire and Police Commission is accepting applications for testing for the New Officer and Certified Officer hiring lists to the Canton Police Department. Applications for new officers can be downloaded here. Applications for certified officers can be downloaded here. Applications for both can also be picked up in the Mayor’s Office, 2 N. […]

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Canton Police Department joins National OffenderWatch Sex Offender Network
Canton Police Department joins National OffenderWatch Sex Offender Network

Officers Can Collaborate on Investigations; Citizens Can Receive E-Mail Alerts CANTON, Ill. (March 30, 2022)—The Canton Police Department announced today that it has joined the nationwide OffenderWatch sex offender registry network, which enables collaboration on investigations and sharing of critical information involving registered sex offenders with more than 4,000 other local law enforcement agencies across […]

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Hydrant Repairs Completed; Boil Order  Remains In Effect
Hydrant Repairs Completed; Boil Order Remains In Effect

UPDATE 06-30-22: Hydrant repairs were completed last night, and water was restored. A Boil Order remains in effect until further notice. UPDATE 06-29-22 2:30PM: Crews are now working on the second hydrant and will try to complete work today. When water is restored, there will be a BOIL ORDER in effect until further notice for […]

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June Spotlight – RISE Canton
June Spotlight – RISE Canton

June 2022 Spotlight RISE Canton proudly serves medical cannabis patients as well as adult use purchasers. They also offer education and assistance with medical card applications. Canton Main Street is pleased to announce RISE Canton as the June Spotlight of the Month! RISE Canton originally opened in November 2105 as Salveo Health and Wellness Medical […]

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May Spotlight – Graham Health System
May Spotlight – Graham Health System

May 2022 Spotlight Graham Health System remains a strongly independent Health System serving patients throughout Central and Western Illinois. Canton Main Street is pleased to announce Graham Health System as the May Spotlight of the Month! In 1909, Alice and Carol Graham gifted the original structure of the hospital to the community.  It was their […]

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