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…


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Lanark Community Thanksgiving

Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, November 26 – 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
At Rolling Hills Progress Center Plant 1



Great Route 64/84 Shop Hop

November 13 & 14 (Friday and Saturday)
from 9am – 5pm

shop local on our Great Routes 64 & 84 to enjoy 30 unique shops filled with one of a kind and handmade 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. 

CLICK HERE to see all the details for this year.



Jinglefest & Small Business Saturday

Saturday November 28

Join us for some shopping in Lanark Saturday, November 28, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We are celebrating Small Business Saturday (Shop Small) and for Jingle Fest (holiday themed activities).

– Vendor Fair at Heritage Center
– More than 15 Lanark businesses offering great sales, discounts and giveaways
– Santa will be at City Hall/Library
– Children visiting Santa will receive treat bags
– Carolers and holiday music downtown


View more upcoming events on the
Community Calendar



Book the Heritage Center for your next event

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.

Heritage Center Lanark IL


Thursday 11/26 90%
Periods of rain. High 59F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.
Friday 11/27 20%
Cloudy skies. High 38F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 11/28 0%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 41F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 11/29 30%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High near 40F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Monday 11/30 70%
Rain showers early changing to mixed rain and snow later in the day. High 41F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.