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…


Hometown Days / EPC Homecoming

Wednesday, Oct. 22
4:30 – 7:00 pm
Hometown Tailgate Dinner. Pork chop sandwiches, brats, and hot dogs. Just a sandwich or a whole meal. At the Heritage Center. Sponsored by the Lanark Chamber of Commerce.
Sidewalk sale. Along Broad St. in the business district.
Lions Club Candy Day. Proceeds benefit the vision and hearing impaired.
5:30 pmEPC Homecoming Parade. Along Broad St.

Friday, Oct. 24
6:30 pmHigh School Marching Band Football Show. Eastland football field.
7:00 pmEPC Varsity Football Game Vs. Forreston. At Lanark.

Saturday, Oct. 25
10:00 amEPC F/S Football Game Vs. Forreston. At Lanark.
7:30 pmHomecoming Dance. At Eastland.


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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 Clear at 10:00 PM CDT on October 22, 2014
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61°/41°
It is forecast to be Rain Showers at 10:00 PM CDT on October 23, 2014
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It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 10:00 PM CDT on October 24, 2014
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It is forecast to be Clear at 10:00 PM CDT on October 25, 2014
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It is forecast to be Clear at 10:00 PM CDT on October 26, 2014
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