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A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Hello from the Village of Seneca!

Welcome to Seneca, where you can "Find Your Connection".  Whether you are here to work, live or visit, the Village offers something for everyone!

Our Village is located approximately one hour from downtown Chicago; minutes from Interstate 80 and a short distance from Interstate 39.  Seneca is a river community that has several amenities...

The historic Illinois & Michigan Canal is located through the center of our downtown area.  The canal provides a great opportunity for photographers, hikers, joggers, nature lovers, bicyclists, snowmobilers and cross country skiers.  Adjacent to the canal is the Hogan Elevator which is the oldest remaining grain elevator and tours are provided through the Seneca Historical Guild, contact Village Hall for details.

The Village of Seneca also has a wonderful well-maintained community area named Crotty Park.  The park has two shelters, a baseball field, open grassy area and accomodates the disabled with handicapped parking and a paved sidewalk.  One area of interest is the Illinois LST (landing ship tank) memorial located at the flagpole in Crotty Park.  The granite memorial honors those who built and utilized the LST's during WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  Seneca was chosen by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company as an operational shipyard from 1942-45.  Our Village has another landmark that I encourage you to visit...located on Route 170 across from the Seneca Library is the Veterans Memorial Wall monument.  The memorial honors all who have served their country during the various wars.

The Illinois River provides endless opportunities for family fun...the LST Memorial Boat Launch is free access to the river and includes courtesy docking, 2 lane launch ramps, picnic areas and three large shelters.  This area is currently open daily from 4:00am-10:00pm.  Stop by either our Crotty Park or the boat launch and enjoy a day of rest and relaxation...

There is more than one opportunity to become acquainted with the Village of Seneca, in addition to our newly updated website, we offer Facebook or Twitter.  Simply join us by clicking on the icons above, and become a fan...it is that simple!   Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you visit our community soon!

Sincerely,

David Spicer, Mayor

 


Thank You from the Village of Seneca

There are many people who make Seneca an enjoyable place to live and raise children. The Village Council would like to extend a sincere thank you to our own Police, Ambulance, EMA and Fire services. Also, thank you to all who volunteer their time to the various Seneca sport organizations, the Seneca Business Association as well as the members who make up the several Boards for our community.
Please visit our Village Thank You page

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VILLAGE COUNCIL
The Village Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7P.M. at Village Hall, Everyone welcome to attend!
Council Meeting
Agendas & Minutes
For more information, please contact Village Clerk Therese Russell at (815) 357-8771

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COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Comprehensive planning is part of an ongoing growth management process that is needed to ensure effective implementation of a community's future vision and review of new development.
To find out more about the Village's Comprehensive Plan, contact Therese Russell, Village Clerk:
Seneca Comprehensive Plan  


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VILLAGE CODE

The Village of Seneca Code is now available online. 

This code was last updated to ordinance 15-07 passed August 18, 2015.

Please follow this link:
Online Village Code


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Where is Seneca, IL?

The Village of Seneca is approximately one hour from the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, downtown Chicago or both Chicago O'Hare and Midway airports. Interstate 80 is a few minutes from Seneca and Interstate 39 provides easy access to Bloomington, Rockford and Peoria. These three cities are all just over one hour drive time and offer major airports and large healthcare facilities.
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Upcoming Events (30 days)
8 /27 · Car Wash and Bake Sale Fundraiser
Car Wash and Bake Sale Fundraiser

Information provided by Trevor Till:

"Team Talia" Car Wash and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, August 27th from 8-2pm at the Mazon Fire Station -- volunteers are needed!! ALL proceeds donated to ‪#‎teamTalia‬

Please contact Trevor Till directly about this post as I have no other information....815-666-2978


When: 8/27/2016  ·  8:00 am
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8 /27 · Seneca Cruise Night Event
Seneca Cruise Night Event

Everyone invited to the Seneca Cruise Night Event, downtown Seneca!! for questions, please e-mail to senecacruise@gmail.com
When: 8/27/2016  ·  5:00 pm
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8 /27 · W.H.L. Wallace Memorial Event
W.H.L. Wallace Memorial Event

The 5th Annual W.H.L. Wallace Memorial Event will be held on August 27th and 28th starting at 10am each day. This event will be held at 2667 28th Road, Marseilles and the Civil War Camp will be open at 10am with battles starting at 2pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. There will also be an afternoon movie "Shiloh Devil's Own Day" and an artillery night fire Saturday 8pm. A vintage base ball will be Sunday 11am. contact e-mail: genwallace@outlook.com
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When: 8/27/2016  ·  10:00am
Where:
8 /27 · Lapsit Story Time with Ms. Anna at Seneca Library
Lapsit Story Time with Ms. Anna at Seneca Library

Would your child enjoy being read to at the Seneca Public Library?  Well, here is your opportunity to inspire them -- with "Ms. Anna" -- she will be hosting "Lapsit story time" on Saturday, August 27th at 11:00am, Saturday, September 10th at 11:00am and Saturday, September 24th at 11:00am.  Call the library at (815) 357-6566 or stop in to register....
When: 8/27/2016  ·  11:00 am
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8 /27 · Pork Chop Dinner Information
Pork Chop Dinner Information

Stavanger Lutheran Church, 2904 N. 32nd Road (North of Seneca) is sponsoring its annual pork chop supper and bake sale from 5-7pm on August 27th. Cost for one chop is $11 and two is $12 -- hot dog meal is $4...The meal includes baked beans, applesauce, cabbage slaw, bread, dessert and drink. Carryouts will also be available. Tickets can be purchased from Beth Jackson at 815-343-3304 or Jan Helland at 815-941-5012.
When: 8/27/2016  ·  5:00 pm
Where:
8 /28 · W.H.L. Wallace Memorial Event
W.H.L. Wallace Memorial Event

The 5th Annual W.H.L. Wallace Memorial Event will be held on August 27th and 28th starting at 10am each day. This event will be held at 2667 28th Road, Marseilles and the Civil War Camp will be open at 10am with battles starting at 2pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. There will also be an afternoon movie "Shiloh Devil's Own Day" and an artillery night fire Saturday 8pm. A vintage base ball will be Sunday 11am. contact e-mail: genwallace@outlook.com
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When: 8/28/2016  ·  10:00am
Where:
8 /31 · Lunch With Friends Potluck
Lunch With Friends Potluck

Everyone invited to stop in for the "Lunch With Friends" potluck at the First United Methodist Church, 117 W. Lincoln Street, Seneca noon today!!
When: 8/31/2016  ·  12:00 pm
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9 /1 · September is Library Card Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Sign up for a Seneca Public Library Card during the month of September and receive a free gift...do you already have a card?  Check out items from the library using your card and enter for a chance to win one of many great prizes!!!  Refer a friend -- do you have a friend or neighbor that is likely in the library district but doesn't have a library card?  During the National Library Card Sign-up month refer a friend to the library and receive an amazon.com gift card!!! (Restrictions do apply) call or stop into the library today for details (815) 357-6566.
When: 9/1/2016  ·  
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9 /5 · Labor Day Holiday Observed
Labor Day Holiday Observed

In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, Village offices will be closed
When: 9/5/2016  ·  
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9 /5 · Labor Day, Observed
Labor Day, Observed


When: 9/5/2016  ·  
Where:
9 /6 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Village Council meeting starts at 7:00pm at Seneca Village Hall -- Everyone invited!!
When: 9/6/2016  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
9 /8 · Family Movie Night at Seneca Library
Family Movie Night at Seneca Library

The Seneca Public Library invites you to join them for a family movie night.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  Please register in advance...(815) 357-6566 or stop into the library.  They will be playing "Zootopia" which is rated PG on Thursday, September 8th at 5:00pm
When: 9/8/2016  ·  5:00pm
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9 /8 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Seneca Park Board meeting is tonight at 7:00pm Seneca Village Hall....everyone is welcome to attend
When: 9/8/2016  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
9 /10 · Lapsit Story Time with Ms. Anna at Seneca Library
Lapsit Story Time with Ms. Anna at Seneca Library

Would your child enjoy being read to at the Seneca Public Library?  Well, here is your opportunity to inspire them -- with "Ms. Anna" -- she will be hosting "Lapsit story time" on Saturday, September 10th at 11:00am and Saturday, September 24th at 11:00am.  Call the library at (815) 357-6566 or stop in to register....
When: 9/10/2016  ·  11:00 am
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9 /12 · Story Time for ages 0-3 at Seneca Public Library
Story Time for ages 0-3 at Seneca Public Library

Beginning in September, the Seneca Public Library will be hosting evening story hour for ages 0-3 -- Monday, September 12th at 6:00pm and also Monday, September 26th 6:00pm.  Kids will enjoy stories, finger plays, crafts and snacks!!  Call 815-357-6566 or stop into the library to sign up.  Thursday morning story time for children ages 3-5 will resume at a later date if they have at least 5 children signed up.  Please let them know if you are interested....
When: 9/12/2016  ·  6:00 pm
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9 /14 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Seneca Plan Commission meeting at 7:00pm, Seneca Village Hall -- everyone is invited!!
When: 9/14/2016  ·  7:00 pm
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9 /15 · Men of the Normandy Invasion Presentation
Men of the Normandy Invasion Presentation

Author and historian Robert Mueller from French Battlefields will be at the Seneca Public Library on Thursday, September 15th at 5:00pm.  He will lead a two-hour presentation which describes the American forces' seaborne and airborne invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.  Robert will explain the critical roles of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions who parachuted into France shortly after midnight and of the 1st, 4th, and 29th Infantry Divisions which landed early that morning.  The lecture describes the invasion through the actions of individual solders; some of whom returned home and some how didn't.

pre-register in advance by calling 815-357-6566 or by stopping in the library


When: 9/15/2016  ·  5:00 pm
Where:
9 /15 · Seneca Historical Guild Meeting
Seneca Historical Guild Meeting

Everyone is invited to attend the Seneca Historical Guild Meeting at Village Hall, tonight at 6:00pm
When: 9/15/2016  ·  6:00 pm
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9 /19 · Story Time for ages 4-7 at Seneca Public Library
Story Time for ages 4-7 at Seneca Public Library

Kids ages 4-7 will enjoy story time at Seneca Public Library on September 19th 6:00pm.  They will enjoy stories, finger plays, crafts and snacks.  Please call the library at 815-357-6566 or stop into the library to sign up. 

Thursday morning story time for children ages 3-5 will resume at  a later date if they have at least 5 children signed up.  Please let the library know if you are interested...

 


When: 9/19/2016  ·  6:00pm
Where:
9 /20 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Seneca Village Council meeting at 7:00pm, Seneca Village Hall -- everyone is invited!!


When: 9/20/2016  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
9 /20 · Adult Lunch & Movie at Seneca Library
Adult Lunch & Movie at Seneca Library

On Tuesday, September 20th at Noon, the Seneca Public Library will be showing "Miracles from Heaven" starring Jennifer Garner
When: 9/20/2016  ·  12:00 pm
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9 /24 · Lapsit Story Time with Ms. Anna at Seneca Library
Lapsit Story Time with Ms. Anna at Seneca Library

Would your child enjoy being read to at the Seneca Public Library?  Well, here is your opportunity to inspire them -- with "Ms. Anna" -- she will be hosting "Lapsit story time" on Saturday, September 24th at 11:00am.  Call the library at (815) 357-6566 or stop in to register....
When: 9/24/2016  ·  11:00 am
Where:
9 /26 · Story Time for ages 0-3 at Seneca Public Library
Story Time for ages 0-3 at Seneca Public Library

Beginning in September, the Seneca Public Library will be hosting evening story hour for ages 0-3 -- Monday, September 26th 6:00pm.  Kids will enjoy stories, finger plays, crafts and snacks!!  Call 815-357-6566 or stop into the library to sign up.  Thursday morning story time for children ages 3-5 will resume at a later date if they have at least 5 children signed up.  Please let them know if you are interested....
When: 9/26/2016  ·  6:00 pm
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Full Calendar

News & Notes
·Seneca History Guild is looking for donations of o
Seneca History Guild is looking for donations of old Seneca phone books -- please drop them off at Village Hall. For information call 815-357-8478 THANK YOU from the Guild members!!!! ...Read more...
·2016 Village of Seneca Yearly Meeting Schedule
2016 Seneca Yearly Meeting Schedule Information ...Read more...
·2016 Village Holiday Schedule
2016 Village Holiday Schedule is as follows: ...Read more...
·Information relating to the water testing reports
Were you aware that the Village Has posted the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report? ...Read more...
·Download Section of Village Website
Information pertaining to what is available on the Village website download section... ...Read more...
·Municipality Forclosure Notices
All foreclosure notices and confirmation orders are sent to the Village of Seneca, 340 N. Cash Street, P.O. Box 27, Seneca IL 61360 ...Read more...
·2016 Open Meeting Act Total Compensation Package
Here is the information pertaining to the employee who exceeds $75K in total compensation package ...Read more...
·Consumer Confidence Report from the IEPA
A copy of the Consumer Confidence Report is now available under the downloads section of the Village website and also at Seneca Village Hall. This report consolidates testing results for the Village water system for the year 2015; no violations were repor ...Read more...
·Water Shut Off Information for East Lincoln/Union
Please read the following important announcement about the pending water shut off.... ...Read more...
·ATTN SENECA RESIDENTS
Attention all Seneca residents, ...Read more...
·Safety Warning Announcement
·New Officers Hired for Seneca Police Department
·September Information
Did you know that September is National Library Card Sign-up Month? ...Read more...
·Patron Appreciation Program Announcement
The Seneca Public Library would like you to know the following information..... ...Read more...
·Lincoln Street Repairwork update
·NIXLE Emergency Response Program Information
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