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1,400 acres of Parks

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#1 RankedCommunity College in Illinois

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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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Liquor Control Commission Meeting Set
Liquor Control Commission Meeting Set

City of Canton Liquor Control Commission Hearing October 4, 2022   4:00pm Director’s Room, Lower Level of Canton City Hall 2 N. Main Street, Canton, IL 61520 AMENDED AGENDA   Call to Order Approval of Minutes Discuss, consider, and vote on application for a Class A Tavern License for C & L Tap, d/b/a Jack’s Discuss, […]

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Canton Firefighter Initial Hire Testing Set
Canton Firefighter Initial Hire Testing Set

The Canton Fire and Police Commission is accepting applications for testing for the Firefighter Initial Hire List to the Canton Fire Department. Applications for new firefighters can be downloaded here. Applications can also be picked up in the Mayor’s Office, 2 N. Main Street, M-F from 8am – 5pm. Applications must be filed by Friday, […]

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City Introduces CivicPay and Offers Text/Email Alerts
City Introduces CivicPay and Offers Text/Email Alerts

The City of Canton is pleased to offer to our residents CivicPay. This will replace our current online payment portal, EPay. CivicPay is a portal that will allow water customers to access their account, make payments, set up automatic payments, view their bill, consumption, and account history, receive e-statements, and produce a service request. Our […]

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Scenic Drive – Canton Jones Park
Scenic Drive – Canton Jones Park

Visit our Canton Jones Park location! October 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th! Vendors, Food, Music & Entertainment, Historical Sites & Displays, and Guidebooks can all be found in Canton! See lists below for more information! Join us in Canton for the Spoon River Valley Scenic Driver Fall Festival and other communities through-out Fulton County! […]

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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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