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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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Applicants Sought For 911 Dispatcher Position
Applicants Sought For 911 Dispatcher Position

911 Dispatcher The City of Canton is taking applications for the position of 911 Dispatcher for the Canton Police Department. The position has a starting salary of $39,850.91. Benefits include paid time off, health insurance, and IMRF retirement. Hours are subject to an annual shift bid process. Applicants must have a high school diploma or […]

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Cruise-In Registration is now open!
Cruise-In Registration is now open!

Come and join the fun by registering your vehicle to be a part of the 31st Annual Canton Cruise In car show located in Downtown Canton on Friday, June 17th from 4 to 8 pm.

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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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Boil Order Lifted For E. Elm/ Ninth/Tenth Area
Boil Order Lifted For E. Elm/ Ninth/Tenth Area

UPDATE: The Boil Order for this area has now been lifted. City crews have repaired a broken water main in the area of East Elm and Ninth. As a result, a Boil Order is in place until further notice for residents on East Elm between Ninth Avenue and Tenth Avenue. Updates appear here during business […]

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Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Sat. June 4th!
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Sat. June 4th!

Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Saturday, June 4th & Sunday, June 5th, 2022 The Canton Art on Main Fine Arts Festival will return this year on Saturday, June 4th, 9:00am – 4:30pm and Sunday, June 5th, 9:00am – 3:00pm in downtown Jones Park. The festival, presented by Canton Main Street, will feature 28 professional […]

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