Mayor John Huggins, the City Council and the Lanark Chamber of Commerce
welcome you to the official website for the

City of Lanark, Illinois

Lanark was established in 1861. It is a beautiful, peaceful rural community located in Northwest Illinois. It is located 5 minutes south of Lake Carroll, 20 minutes east of the Mississippi River,  and 2 hours west of Chicago. The city is known for its stately trees, historic, picturesque business district and magnificent homes, both old and new. Lanark is proud to be within the Eastland School District with its excellence in academics as well as its sports and other extracurricular activities. There are plenty of recreation opportunities nearby with a  lake, the Mississippi River, golf courses,  a playhouse theater,camping, hunting, fishing, and much more. Read more about Lanark…

Lions Club Pancake Dinner / Eastland High School Christmas Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Details coming soon

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Great Route 64/84 Shop Hop!

Join us for our annual Holiday Shop Hop in Whiteside and Carroll Counties. Venture out and shop local on our Great Routes 64 & 84 to enjoy 30 unique shops filled with one of a kind and hand made gifts. Quality with Heart for your holiday shopping.  Map out your shopping adventure in the quaint country towns of Lanark, Mt. Carroll, Savanna, Thomson, and Fulton.

November 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 (Friday and Saturday) 2014 from 9am – 5pm

Download a map from this website or maps may also be picked up at: “Picket Fence Florals” in Lanark “Prairie Path Sampler” in Mt. Carroll or “Land of Oz Dolls” in Savanna.


It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that JINGLE FEST, a revival of Lanark’s Christmas Walk, has been shelved for this year. There were too few organizers, with a majority suffering from overloaded calendars, to produce the first-rate event Lanark deserves. We intend to revisit Jingle Fest next year, and begin earlier. 

More Upcoming Events

Hometown DaysWed., Oct. 22 – Parade and Chamber of Commerce Tailgate Dinner at the Heritage Center.
Fri., Oct 24 – EPC Homecoming Varsity Football game
Sat., Oct. 25 – F/S Football Game and Homecoming Dance

View more upcoming events on the Community Calendar

Book the Heritage Center for your next eventHeritage Center Lanark IL

The Heritage  Center is for the social and commercial use of the community of Lanark and surrounding vicinity. The City of Lanark proudly encourages its residents and the surrounding citizens to utilize this wonderful local asset. Find out more about the Heritage Center, including rental fees, availability, and contacts HERE.

Weather for Lanark
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It is forecast to be Snow Showers at 9:00 PM CST on November 26, 2014
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It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 9:00 PM CST on November 27, 2014
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It is forecast to be Fog at 9:00 PM CST on November 30, 2014