Clifton, Illinois 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. Amtrak stations are located in nearby Gilman and Kankakee. 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 allowing growth opportunities in 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. A Board of Trustees governs the village. The board consists of seven members, mayor and six trustees.
McColly Rosenboom Real Estate, formerly Rosenboom Realty was established, by Roland Rosenboom in 1988 with an office in Clifton, Illinois and now has grown to 4 offices to best serve their clients along the 1-57 corridor. The offices are located in Bourbonnais (50 miles south of Chicago), Clifton, Watseka, and Cissna Park.