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

Last Chance for Leaf Pickup!!

The Lanark Maintenance Department will have one last day of leaf pick-up service.

The date will be this Monday November 25th. PLEASE NOTE: All leaves must be placed at the curb no later than Sunday night the 24th. Once the truck goes by early Monday morning, it will NOT be making a second pass. If you don't have the leaves out, there is NO SECOND CHANCE.

Please be prepared this weekend and take advantage of this last pickup event.

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!

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.

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