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1,400 acres of Parks

300+Businesses

#1 RankedCommunity College in Illinois

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Canton, Illinois

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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Did you miss the Hiring Extravaganza?
Did you miss the Hiring Extravaganza?

Missed the one day hiring event? You can still apply in person or online Are you looking for employment opportunities? See the list of businesses that are hiring in our community below. If you’re looking for employment opportunities in the area, there are MANY opportunities. It is not too late to apply in person or […]

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Back 2 Business Grant Program!
Back 2 Business Grant Program!

The State of Illinois Back 2 Business, Small Business Recovery Grants Applications open on August 18th! The State of Illinois announced its Back 2 Business (B2B) Grant Program designed to help small businesses who suffered revenue losses between 2019 and 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $250 million in grants are available, […]

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Boil Order Lifted
Boil Order Lifted

Boil Order Lifted for W. Chestnut/Avenue B&C Area The Boil Order for the West Chestnut/Avenue B/Avenue C area has been lifted. Please contact the City of Canton Public Works Dept. at 647-5022 with any questions.

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Cemetery Walk “Voices of the Past”
Cemetery Walk “Voices of the Past”

Cemetery Walk “Voices of the Past” The Canton Heritage Museum will host the ever popular annual Greenwood Cemetery “VOICES OF THE PAST” on Sunday, September 26, 2021, with a rain date for the following Monday. The Canton Heritage Museum will honor the lives and contributions of past residents with its annual Cemetery Walk. Participants will […]

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

Visit our Canton Jones Park location! October 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th! 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 locations through-out Fulton County! […]

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