Mayor Ken Viglietta, the City Council and the Lanark Chamber of Commerce
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City of Lanark, Illinois

Established in 1861, Lanark is a beautiful, peaceful rural community located in Northwest Illinois, in Carroll County. We are 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. Eastland continues to produce State Championship victories in football, volleyball, basketball, track, band, wrestling, FFA, and more. Lanark is the home of the Eastland Junior-Senior High School.

There are plenty of recreation opportunities nearby with Lake Carroll, the Mississippi River, golf courses,  a nationally known summer stock playhouse theater, movie theater, camping, hunting, fishing, and much more. We thank you for visiting our website, and we hope you will stay!

Lanark News

City Services and Offices move into Phase 4 Opening

Effective today, July 6th, the City offices and Police Department will return to "open" status. The Lanark Public Library will resume normal operating hours July 7th.

Please keep in mind that the IDPH guidelines for Social Distancing are to be adhered to, as well as use of a cloth face mask or covering whenever Social Distancing is difficult to maintain, and highly suggested when indoors. This can be a difficult transition period for many people and we ask that you respect the feelings of others and refrain from attempting physical contact such as hand-shaking or other similar conduct. Together, we can make the move to Phase 5 sooner, rather than later.

Message From the Mayor’s Desk

Thanks to our city clerk, billing clerk and treasurer, city hall continues to function at a high level, without face to face contact with the public.

Our maintenance department and police continue to keep Lanark clean and safe.

Our sewer plant upgrades project remains on schedule.

Financially, the city is in good shape.

Kim Hunter and myself as well as Chief Magill are on the Governor's conference calls on Tuesdays and Fridays. The council receives updates from these calls.

Hopefully, the next months will start to see our businesses reopen.

Stay safe.

Mayor Ken Viglietta

kviglietta@lanarkil.gov 

Important Reminder About Brush Pickup

Reminder! The City will no longer accept large piles of brush or tree trimmings. All brush must be able to fit into the large 55 gallon plastic trash cans, and not weigh more than 50 Lbs. Multiple cans ARE allowed. If you have brush that exceeds these limits, please contact the Maintenance Department for further instructions on how to dispose of the brush. 815-493-6832

DO NOT place any stumps, roots, landscape material, lumber, firewood, or other foreign objects in the cans. The City has a location for you to discard these items near the front gate of the Sewer Plant. Please notice the signs in that location to direct you where to place your items.

Important Notice on IRS Phone Scam!

Individuals impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees are making unsolicited threatening telephone calls to taxpayers. They use the threat of arrest to obtain money from victims by falsely representing that the victims owe back taxes or other fees.

Please be aware that it is HIGHLY UNUSUAL for the IRS to contact you by telephone! This is a growing scam that is costing innocent taxpayers many thousands of dollars, and we have had calls to several Lanark residents already. Please be wary of any such calls, and do not give any information at all over the phone. Your best course of action is to hang up immediately, and call the Lanark Police Department at 815-493-6931 to report the attempt.

CLICK HERE and read the scam notice from the Treasury Inspector General's Office

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