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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Chamber of Commerce Tailgate Cookout

Wednesday September 21 4pm – 7pm at the Heritage Center

Pork chop sandwiches, brats and hot dogs. Individual or meal.

EPC Homecoming Week

September 18-24

PARADE – Wednesday at 5:30

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


Flood Warning

11:31 AM CDT on September 27, 2016
7:00 AM CDT on October 05, 2016

Flood Watch

3:50 AM CDT on September 27, 2016
9:50 PM CDT on September 27, 2016
Tuesday 09/27 0%
Sunshine and a few afternoon clouds. High 66F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.
Wednesday 09/28 20%
Overcast. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 63F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 09/29 10%
Mostly sunny skies. High 71F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
Friday 09/30 20%
Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 67F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 10/01 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers early becoming less numerous later in the day. High 67F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.