New Hires and Transferring Employees for the AUSP Thomson Prison: Looking for a Community to Call Home?

Lanark, Illinois is a charming, peaceful, and friendly rural community in Carroll County. Come and see our tree-lined streets, historic, picturesque business district and magnificent old and new homes. Located 21 miles (25 minutes) northeast of the Thomson Prison in Thomson IL, Lanark is a perfect distance to commute. lanark-thomson-map

More Reasons to Choose Lanark as Your New Hometown:

Health, Safety and Well-being

Medical, Eye & Dental Clinics in Town Very Low Crime Rate Crime Stoppers & Neighborhood Watch Fitness Center Safe Route to School Plan


Eastland School District 308 is One of the Best Schools in the Region Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio Excellent Extracurricular and Sports Programs with Many State Titles Two Community Colleges Within 30 minutes

Business & Economy

Low Cost of Living Low Property Taxes Broadband Internet Access Lanark Area Community Foundation Grocery Store Winery Restaurants

Clubs & Organizations

Lions Club Lanark Community Club Lanark Women’s Club Six Churches - Eastland Council of Churches Friends of the Lanark Public Library Living Lanark MAPPING Committee Lanark Chamber of Commerce VFW & American Legion


City Park Summer League Baseball/Softball Mississippi Palisades State Park - 15 Minutes Golf Courses —Two Within 10 Minutes - Ten Within 30 Minutes Playhouse Theatre—10 Minutes Community Events Lake Carroll—Five Miles Fishing & Hunting Nearby MUCH MORE...