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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For Sale: 1992 Ford Dump Truck w/ Plow & Salt Spreader

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The City of Lanark is accepting bids for this vehicle. Deadline is January 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm.

Click here to download bid packet



 The weather outside is frightful…

Here is some helpful information on keeping you, your family and your pets safe during winter storms and freezing weather.

Winter_Storms Guide

Winter Temperature Guide for Pets

The Fire Station may be used as a warming station if needed.

View more upcoming events on the
Community Calendar


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

2015 Lanark CCR


Winter Weather Advisory

1:22 AM CST on January 16, 2017
12:00 PM CST on January 16, 2017
Ice Pellets
Monday 01/16 100%
Ice Pellets
Freezing rain this morning changing to rain for the afternoon. Some icing possible. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 100%.
Tuesday 01/17 20%
Morning fog, then cloudy in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 01/18 10%
Sunny skies. High 42F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 01/19 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 45F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 01/20 80%
Cloudy. Periods of rain early. High 42F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.