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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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Council Meetings Return To Zoom
Council Meetings Return To Zoom

City Council Meetings to Return to Zoom Due to a surge in the Covid cases in the area, the Canton City Council meetings are returning to Zoom-only status, beginning with the January 4, 2022 meeting. No one will attend the meetings in person at the depot. All participation will be via the Zoom link on […]

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Tribute Exhibit Remembering John Keets, Teen AIDS Activist
Tribute Exhibit Remembering John Keets, Teen AIDS Activist

Remembering Canton’s John Keets at the Museum. John Keets of Canton was only 15 years old when his family found out that he was HIV positive in August, 1989. Two weeks later he was diagnosed with AIDS. With the help of his mother, his biggest fan, John began to talk about HIV and AIDS to […]

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Chamber Awards Nomination Form
Chamber Awards Nomination Form

Nominations open for Citizen of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Educator of the Year. HOW DO YOU NOMINATE Download the nomination form, fill it out and return it to the Canton Chamber office by February 4th, 2022. Categories are: Business Person of the Year Citizen of the Year Educator of the Year […]

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Spoon River Partnership Annual Report
Spoon River Partnership Annual Report

48 N. Main St.Canton, IL 61520 Cole McDaniel Executive Director(309) 647-2677 Ext: 4cmcdaniel@cantonillinois.org Amanda WoodruffMarketing & Tourism Director(309) 647-2677 Ext: 3awoodruff@cantonillinois.org

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January Spotlight – Edward Jones, Maggie Cecil – Financial Advisor
January Spotlight – Edward Jones, Maggie Cecil – Financial Advisor

January 2022 Spotlight Maggie has always had a passion for helping people; that is why she became a Financial Advisor. Canton Main Street is happy to announce Edward Jones, Maggie Cecil – Financial Advisor as the January Spotlight of the Month. Maggie’s office with Edward Jones is located at 8 South Main Street, Suite 100, […]

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