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

Please Read! Winter Parking Rules

NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS, WINTER PARKING RULES WHEN THERE IS MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL

Please be aware that this winter the City Police will begin enforcing the Winter Parking Rules established by the City Council. The Street Department will plow the EVEN ADDRESS side of the street on EVEN CALENDAR DAYS and plow the ODD ADDRESS side of the street on ODD CALENDAR DAYS. Please have all vehicles, including trailers, campers, cars and trucks moved out of the way as required.

*THIS RULE APPLIES FROM 7AM UNTIL 7PM OR UNTIL THE SNOW HAS BEEN PLOWED AWAY FROM *BOTH* SIDES OF THE STREET.*

Please contact the Street Department, the Police Department or City hall if you are not sure what this rule means. VIOLATORS WILL BE TICKETED, OR TOWED AWAY!

Information About Leaf Pick-Up

Leaf pick-up is being conducted by the Maintenance Crew every Tuesday of the month.

Remember to put the leaves is a continuous row and not placed in a big pile.

The City will refuse leaf pick-up if you have sticks, grass clippings, rocks, lumber, trash or any other foreign objects.

Please do not cover the storm drains, and do not park vehicles on or immediately next to your leaf pile.

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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