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1,400 acres of Parks

300+Businesses

#1 RankedCommunity College in Illinois

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Bicentennial Celebration happening in 2025!

Canton, Illinios 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!

Events are being planned for June 20th through June 29th, 2025!

1,400 acres of Parks

300+Businesses

#1 RankedCommunity College in Illinois

Full-Service Community Hospital

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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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Vendors Needed! Scenic Drive – Jones Park
Vendors Needed! Scenic Drive – Jones Park

Spoon River Valley Scenic Driver Vendors needed for Jones Park! October 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th! The setting in downtown Canton is an intimate venue where your merchandise can truly be appreciated. We are always looking for vendors to sell handmade items, crafts, genuine collectibles, antiques, primitives, plants, flowers, candles, jewelry, and other similar […]

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Canton Main Street Micro Grant Now Available
Canton Main Street Micro Grant Now Available

Canton Main Street Micro Grant application deadline of Sept. 1st. Canton Main Street is dedicated to making Canton’s downtown a vibrant and thriving center of the community. One of the four approaches used by the Main Street movement nationally, is Economic Vitality. To support this approach, it is Canton Main Street’s goal to help businesses […]

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Taste of Canton
Taste of Canton

The Taste of Canton will be happening this year again in the streets of Downtown Canton. There will be local restaurants offering up some amazing tastes for everyone to enjoy. Plan to bring the whole family because there will be free inflatables for the kids and the annual Pie Eating Contest!

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