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1,400 acres of Parks

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#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 Testing Set
Canton Police Department Testing Set

The Canton Fire and Police Commission is accepting applications for new officers as well as experienced officers for testing to create a hiring list for the Canton Police Department. The application packet for new candidates can be downloaded to print here. Applications for experienced, certified officers can be downloaded to print here. Applications can also […]

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Greenwood Cemetery Summer Clean Up
Greenwood Cemetery Summer Clean Up

In an effort to preserve the beauty of Greenwood Cemetery, the Summer Clean Up will be carried out by City crews from July 15-July 21. All ground level decorations will be removed during this time. Anyone wishing to keep decorations should remove them prior to this clean up week. Please contact Greenwood Cemetery at 309-647-1428 […]

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