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City Offices Closed For President’s Day; Monday Trash Picked Up on Tuesday

City Offices Closed For President’s Day City offices will be closed on Monday, February 19 in observance of President’s Day. Monday’s trash route will be collected on Tuesday, along with the regular Tuesday route. Residents are asked to have their trash to the curb by 7:00am so they won’t be missed, as the collection times […]

Posted: February 14, 2024 | View More »

Canton City Council Meeting Agenda for February 20, 2024

AGENDA              NOTICE OF MEETING AND AGENDA FOR CANTON CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING  Thursday, February 20, 2024 – 6:30 p.m. Historic Depot – Donald E. Edwards Way 50 North 4th Avenue, Canton, Illinois 61520                                          Agendas and […]

Posted: February 16, 2024 | View More »

Students Pandemic Reflections Project

Students Pandemic Reflections Project Periodically, the Canton Area Heritage Center does special projects with other organizations. After the COVID-19 Pandemic, a group of history students at Canton High School volunteered to create online surveys and involve their classmates in describing their Pandemic experiences and reflections. Read the executive summary via the link to the right.

Posted: August 25, 2022 | View More »

Ribbon Cuttings are set up by the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce for businesses and organizations that join the Chamber. It does not matter if you are a brand new member or if you have been open for years and just joined the Chamber. We love all our Members!

Posted: June 29, 2022 | View More »

Applicants Sought For Landscape Assistant Position

Landscape Assistant The City of Canton is seeking a part-time seasonal landscaping assistant to work in Jones Park, at City Hall, and other City-owned properties.  This position requires 10-20 hours per week, March through October.  Jobs will include spring and fall perennial/shrub clean up, raking, mulching, planting, weeding, and watering.  Ideal candidate will be a […]

Posted: February 15, 2024 | View More »

2024 Annual Chamber Dinner & Awards

The 99th Annual Canton Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner & Awards will be held on Thursday, March 7th, 2024 inside the former JcPenney Building. Cocktails begin at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:00pm and awards will begin at 7:00pm. Tickets $35 per person Tables of 8 are available for $280 Click here to register. Deadline for Reservations […]

Posted: February 11, 2024 | View More »

City Seeks Water Dept. Billing Clerk Candidates

City Seeks Water Dept. Billing Clerk Candidates January 16, 2024 The City of Canton is seeking candidates for a Billing Clerk position in the Water Department.  This is a full-time, union-represented position offering medical/dental/vision insurance, paid vacation/sick/personal days, and pension benefits.  A full job description can be downloaded HERE. Applications can be downloaded HERE, or […]

Posted: January 16, 2024 | View More »

2024 Leap of Kindness Day

Thursday, February 29th Join us as we participate in the Leap of Kindness day on Thursday, February 29th. We are inviting everyone to use their extra day this Leap Year, on February 29th, to do something kind for someone else, or for an organization, a local business or school. Please share your acts of kindness […]

Posted: February 12, 2024 | View More »

Plow Replicas and Final Plow Share at IH

Plow Replicas and Final Plow Share at IH Several one-of-a-kind miniature plows and a plow blade have recently been donated and are on display. A donor’s Uncle hand-crafted two plows to scale. IH plant manager Jack Pollitt who oversaw the closing of IH in 1983 was gifted the final plow share produced in the plant. […]

Posted: August 25, 2022 | View More »

Vintage Nesbitt’s Soda Pop Machine Donated!

Vintage Nesbitt’s soda pop machine from Miller’s Bottling Works and the Canton Hotel There’s a new display at the Canton Area Heritage Center with ties to two former family-owned Canton businesses.  It’s a bright orange Nesbitt’s soda pop machine that dates back to the early 1940’s.  Nesbitt’s was known nationally throughout the 20th century for […]

Posted: July 20, 2021 | View More »