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

Lanark was established in 1861. It 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 has produced 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

Maintenance Department Brush and Leaf Pick-Up Information

MONDAY BRUSH PICK-UP INFORMATION; Items that will be picked up: Bush/Shrub Trimmings, Tree Trimmings, Storm Damage Debris.  NO YARD WASTE- Rocks, Grass, Flowers, Dirt, Whole Trees.

LEAF PICK-UP INFORMATION; With the fall season here, the City of Lanark Maintenance Department will be conducting their annual leaf pick-up. Starting Monday October 9th, leaves will be picked up in town on the East side of Broad St, and on Tuesday October 10th, leaves will be picked up on the West side of Broad St. This pattern continues on the following Mondays and Tuesdays until the weather no longer permits. Again, no sticks, trash, grass clippings, wood, yard waste etc.

Thank you for your cooperation, have a safe season!

City seeks new City Treasurer

The City of Lanark is accepting applications to fill the appointed position of City Treasurer.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall, resume' strongly encouraged but not required. Bookkeeping or accounting experience recommended. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Lanark for a minimum of one (1) year.

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