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…

Eastland School District ranked #100 out of 661 Districts in the State

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LACF Community Impact Grant Applications are Being Accepted 

Online Grant System Resources
The Lanark Area Community Foundation, as an affiliate foundation of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, uses the CFGRB’s online grants application system. Our online grant system allows applicants to complete, save and submit their grant applications and final reports in one place and have ongoing access to them.

  • For a brief written overview of the features of this system,click here.
  • For a five minute video that demonstrates the steps for creating an organizational profile and completing a grant application,click here.
  • For step-by-step written instructions for using the online grant system,click here.
  • To apply for a grant, click here and log in or create a new account.
  • In the system, make sure to select LACF Community Impact Grant to open an application.

So that you don’t miss any important communication from us, please add this email address to your email contact lists: Automated emails from the online grants system will come from this address. (Do not send email to this address.)


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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 Rain at 7:00 PM CDT on May 24, 2015
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It is forecast to be Thunderstorm at 7:00 PM CDT on May 26, 2015
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