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

Water Tower and System Back in Service

Official notice has been made that the water tower and the pumping system is back in full operation, and the conservation notice is no longer in effect. Enjoy the pressure again, as well as the shiny new paint job on the tower!

Also- Fire Hydrant flushing will commence within the next couple of weeks. There will be notices published.

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

UTV/Golf Cart Ordinance is now in effect!

The Lanark City Council voted August 7th to pass an ordinance permitting the operation of certain "UTV's" (Utility Task Vehicle, also known as a "side by side") and Golf Carts on City streets, with some exceptions.

The full text of the new ordinance is available HERE.  Registration stickers are now available, and registrations are taking place. Please contact Matt at the Police Department number, 815-493-6931 to set up a time for the registration process. The process includes a brief inspection at the Police Department, and owners should ensure they have obtained insurance for the vehicle and possess an Illinois Insurance Identification Card that specifically states it is for the non-highway vehicle. Cards that only list automobiles will NOT be accepted.

Once the inspection is complete and all requirements are satisfied per the Code, a numbered registration sticker will be placed on the non-highway vehicle plus a sticker indicating the year it is valid for. With the end of 2018 approaching, the newly issued registrations will be good through 2019, with renewals due in 2020 before the vehicle is used in that year.

Please read and familiarize yourself with all of the requirements of the Code, paying close attention to where operation of the non-highway vehicles are and are not allowed. Violators of any portion of the Code are subject to be issued a citation, plus a fine, and in more serious cases, the non-highway vehicle will be impounded. Read the rules! If you have any questions, please contact Matt Magill at the Police Department; 815-493-6931.

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