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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Celebrate Lanark!

Saturday, September 27, 4pm – 7pm

Esteeming the Past. Embracing the Future. This is the sentiment of those who live and work
here in Lanark. On this, we hang our hat. Join your neighbors and friends you haven’t met
yet as we all celebrate Lanark—the businesses, the food, the school, positive change and, of course,
the people!
Just a Glimpse of What’s in Store…
Taste of Lanark
Purchase specialty food items from our local
eateries and food vendors.
MAPPING Success Stories
Celebrate progressive projects already underway.
Get involved and offer up new ideas to make
Lanark even better.
Lanark Alive!
Booths showcasing local businesses, service
organizations, and other fun things.
Photo Booth, Live Music, Laughter Galore!

If you are interested in having a booth or making a donation, please download the form HERE

Post-Celebration · 7 til ???

with Downtown Bars and Restaurants
On Carroll Street, East of Broad


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Great Route 64/84 Shop Hop!

Join us for our annual Holiday Shop Hop in Whiteside and Carroll Counties. Venture out and shop local on our Great Routes 64 & 84 to enjoy 30 unique shops filled with one of a kind and hand made 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.

November 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 (Friday and Saturday) 2014 from 9am – 5pm

Download a map from this website or maps may also be picked up at: “Picket Fence Florals” in Lanark “Prairie Path Sampler” in Mt. Carroll or “Land of Oz Dolls” in Savanna.


  Lanark Farmers Market

Come to the Lanark City Park on Tuesdays, 4pm-7pm,

Upcoming events at the market:
July 22 will be Christmas in July
July 29 will be a day people can bring old canning jars & canners, etc. they want to sell.
Aug 5 Junk in the Trunk
Aug 12 Summer Splash/sidewalk chalk/movie night
Sept 16 herbal wreaths
More to come…


More Upcoming Events

Hometown DaysWed., Oct. 22 – Parade and Chamber of Commerce Tailgate Dinner at the Heritage Center.
Fri., Oct 24 – EPC Homecoming Varsity Football game
Sat., Oct. 25 – F/S Football Game and Homecoming Dance

View more upcoming events on the Community Calendar


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 Partly Cloudy at 10:00 PM CDT on September 30, 2014
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68°/52°
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It is forecast to be Mostly Cloudy at 10:00 PM CDT on October 04, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
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