Clifton is a village of 1468 residents, according to the 2010 census. It is located along Interstate 57 at exit 297. Chicago’s airports and attractions are just an hour away, approximately 75 miles north of the village. Springfield, the capitol of Illinois, is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, 145 miles southwest of the village.
Clifton provides a quality of life only a small town can provide while also possessing the capability for new housing and development. Although being considered a small town, Clifton does have the privilege of having a swimming pool, two public parks, a baseball field, and a newly constructed greenway on Main Street. The village is fortunate to have many local businesses, including two doctors offices, a grocery store, and a gas station, as well as a myriad of other commerce.
A Board of Trustees governs the village. The board consists of seven members, mayor and six trustees. The board along with the village clerk are elected positions. The village also has approximately ten other employees, including the Treasurer, Water Bill Collector, Police Chief, Administrative Assistants, and Maintenance Personnel, all of which are appointed positions.