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 is 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…


 Lanark Farmers Market Divide and Conquer Plant Exchange

When you begin cleaning up your flower and perennial gardens, why not divide your bulbs, hostas, horseradish, houseplants, irises, day lilies, etc. and bring them in to exchange or buy new plants.

Come to the Lanark City Park on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014,

Bring, sell, buy, & exchange plants from your garden and get new ones for yourself.

Click Here for full details.

 Lanark’s Night of Possibility

Saturday, May 17, 5pm-8pm

Experience Lanark’s vision for the future:
Tour empty historic buildings
Visit quaint local shops
Sip wine and enjoy tasty tidbits
View a bounty of children’s artwork
Dream about all the business and fun possibilities!

This event is FREE to the public.
(bring your imagination!)

Stop by the ‘Empty Lot of Possibility’ at the corner of
Broad and Locust to receive your MAP for the evening.

Proudly sponsored by Living Lanark: United for Change, the city’s MAPPING team.

 Bulky Waste Pickup

NOTICE: Spring Bulky Waste Pickup for Lanark is scheduled for Saturday, April 26.


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.

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