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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City of Lanark leaf pick up will start on Tuesday October 4th. We will get what ever is out there this week. Starting October 10th, on Mondays and Thursdays we will pick up on all streets east of Broad St. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays we will pick up on all streets west of Broad St. On Fridays we will get anything we can on both sides of Broad St. Broad St. will be cleaned up every day.



Lanark Trick-or-Treat Hours for 2016

October 31

Carroll County Country Christmas (a.k.a. Shop Hop) - Nov. 4 & 5 and 11 & 12
Carroll County Country Christmas

(a.k.a. Shop Hop)
Nov. 4 & 5 and 11 & 12

CLICK HERE for full details

Lanark Farmers Market

Tuesdays, June 7 – Oct 25

New this year – the market will be accepting SNAP

View more details here


View more upcoming events on the
Community Calendar


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

2015 Lanark CCR


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Friday 10/21 10%
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Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
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Saturday 10/22 10%
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Partly cloudy skies. High 62F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 10/23 10%
Mainly sunny. High 67F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Monday 10/24 10%
Mainly sunny. High 59F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 10/25 20%
Cloudy skies. High 54F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.