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…


 Pay Water Bills Online 

The City of Lanark has contracted with a new payment processing company to make it more convenient for residents to pay online or in person at city hall using your Visa®, Mastercard®, Discover®, or American Express®.

To make an online payment using a web browser CLICK HERE.

There is also an app you can download to your smartphone. Search for PAYGOV in the app store.
Use location code 36925.

A fee of 3% apply. Be sure to read the terms and conditions.

Winter/Spring 2017 City Newsletter is Now Available

View the Winter/Spring 2017 City Newsletter


Lanark Fire Department Annual Fish Fry

Saturday, March 25, 4:00 – 8:00 @ the Fire Station

See the flyer

2017 Consolidated Election

Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 am – 7:00 pm

Find polling times, locations, ballots and more on Carroll County’s website

View more upcoming events on the
Community Calendar


View the 2015 Consumer Confidence Report (drinking water quality report) online here:

2015 Lanark CCR

 Weather Information

Here is some helpful information on keeping you, your family and your pets safe during winter storms and freezing weather.

Winter_Storms Guide

Winter Temperature Guide for Pets

The Fire Station may be used as a warming station if needed.


Monday 03/27 10%
Cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 03/28 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High 57F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 03/29 20%
Cloudy skies. High 52F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 03/30 100%
Cloudy and windy at times with periods of rain. High 43F. Winds ENE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Friday 03/31 10%
Cloudy skies. High 52F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.