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…
Thomson Prison Job Fair
September 16, 17, & 18.
Click the flyer below for more details.
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…
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,
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.
Booths showcasing local businesses, service
organizations, and other fun things.
Photo Booth, Live Music, Laughter Galore!
Post-Celebration · 7 til ???
with Downtown Bars and Restaurants
On Carroll Street, East of Broad
More Upcoming Events
Pie on the Porch – Sept 5 & 6 at the Fall Show at Picket Fence
Friends of the Lanark Public Library fundraiser
Paint the Town – September 13, 9:00 a.m (rain date Sept. 20)
Volunteers needed to help paint the town red, yellow, and green. Volunteers will be painting fire hydrants, no-parking curbs, and picnic tables.
Hometown Days - Wed., 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
Great Route 64/84 Shop Hop - Fri. and Sat., Nov. 7 & 8 and Nov. 14 & 15
Shop Lanark, Mt. Carroll, Savanna, Thomson, and Fulton and fill that Christmas gift list.
View more upcoming events on the Community Calendar
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.
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