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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 Fire Department Testing Set
Canton Fire Department Testing Set

The Canton Fire and Police Commission is accepting applications for testing to create a hiring list for the Canton Fire Department. Applications for new candidates can be downloaded to view and print here. Applications can also be picked up in the Mayor’s Office, 2 N. Main Street, M-F from 8am – 5pm. Applications can also […]

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Greenwood Cemetery Spring Clean Up
Greenwood Cemetery Spring Clean Up

In an effort to preserve the beauty of Greenwood Cemetery, the Spring Clean Up will be carried out by City crews from April 1 – April 7. All 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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Join the fun at the 33rd Annual Canton Cruise-In in Downtown Canton
Join the fun at the 33rd Annual Canton Cruise-In in Downtown Canton

Register now for the Canton Cruise-In Join the fun by registering your vehicle to be a part of the 33rd Annual Canton Cruise In car show going on in Downtown Canton on Friday, June 16th from 4 to 8 pm. Downtown CantonFriday, June 14th4:00 – 8:00pm Street Rods, Antiques Autos, Classic Cars, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, […]

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Water Main Break Repairs Begin at Fourth Avenue and E. Locust Street
Water Main Break Repairs Begin at Fourth Avenue and E. Locust Street

UPDATE 4-10-24: Crews have re-opened the road for the night. They were not able to locate the main break, so they will try again tomorrow, weather permitting. City crews will now begin work to repair a water main break near N. Fourth Avenue and East Locust Street. The intersection of 4th Avenue and E. Locust […]

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Farmers Market Informational Meeting
Farmers Market Informational Meeting

Canton Farmers Market Vendor Meeting Set for April 25th Canton Main Street is excited for their twelfth season of hosting Canton Farmers Market in downtown Canton. The market will open on Saturday, June 1st in conjunction with Canton Main Street’s, Art on Main Fine Arts Festival. The market is held every Saturday morning from June […]

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