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.





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

2015 Lanark CCR


Winter Weather Advisory

3:29 AM CST on December 10, 2016
6:00 PM CST on December 11, 2016
Saturday 12/10 80%
Cloudy with snow developing late. High 23F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. About one inch of snow expected.
Sunday 12/11 80%
Periods of snow. High 31F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 12/12 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 18F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 12/13 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. Morning high of 11F with temps falling to near 0. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/14 20%
Partly Cloudy
Bitterly cold. Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 11F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.