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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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Elected Officials Campaign Packets Available

Elected Official Campaign Packets Available The City of Canton will have seven open elected official positions in the spring of 2023. Interested individuals can pick up a campaign packet from the Office of the City Clerk, located on the second floor of Canton City Hall, 2 N. Main Street. Office hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm, […]

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Leaf Pick Up Program Begins
Leaf Pick Up Program Begins

Leaf Pick Up Program Begins The City of Canton will begin the Leaf Pick-up Program starting Monday, November 7, 2022 through the 2nd week in December. Please place leaves on the terrace where possible.  Please do not put any leaves in the street. Once a route is completed, we will begin the next week or […]

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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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Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk – December 2nd
Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk – December 2nd

Holiday Activities and Shopping in the Downtown! Canton Main Street will be hosting the annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Walk on Friday, December 2nd, from 5:30p.m.-8:00p.m. in Jones Park and the downtown Canton area.  Canton Main Streets is excited to be working with the Canton Junior Women’s Club to host the Santa Parade on Friday, December 2nd, […]

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