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Seneca Village Hall ~ 340 N. Cash St., Seneca, IL 61360 ~  Open Mon-Fri  from 8:00am to 4:00pm  
Phone: (815) 357-8771 ~ Fax: (815) 357-8772  ~ Email:

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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 is that simple!   Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you visit our community soon!


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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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 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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The Village of Seneca Code is now available online. 

This code was last updated to ordinance 14-05 passed September 2, 2014.

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.
Click here for directions.


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Upcoming Events (30 days)
3 /28 · Easter Egg Hunt at Crotty Park
Easter Egg Hunt at Crotty Park

Information provided by Jennifer Bilyeu:  Easter Egg Hunt at Crotty Park this Saturday, March 28th from noon-2pm $5 covers egg hunt and a hot dog lunch.  ALL proceeds go to Spay it Forward
When: 3/28/2015  ·  12:00 pm
3 /29 · Palm Sunday Breakfast at Our Savior's Church
Palm Sunday Breakfast at Our Savior's Church

Annual Palm Sunday Breakfast event will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 300 E Union Street, Seneca March 29th from 8:00-12:30pm call (815) 357-6128 for details....biscuits & gravy, eggs, pancakes/sausage
When: 3/29/2015  ·  8:00 AM

Village Offices closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday
When: 4/3/2015  ·  
4 /4 · Irish Pride Event at Fergy's Bar & Grill
Irish Pride Event at Fergy's Bar & Grill

April 4th, 8:00-11:00 pm at Fergy's Bar & Grill FREE entertainment and 50/50 raffles every hour starting at 8:00pm.

When: 4/4/2015  ·  8:00pm
4 /7 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone invited to the Village Council meeting 7pm at Village Hall
When: 4/7/2015  ·  7:00 pm
4 /8 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Plan Commission Meeting at Seneca Village Hall 7pm
When: 4/8/2015  ·  7:00 pm
4 /9 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Park Board Meeting, Seneca Village Hall 7pm
When: 4/9/2015  ·  7:00 pm
4 /12 · Irish Pride Football and Cheer Registration
Irish Pride Football and Cheer Registration

April 12th 9:00am-noon REGISTRATION for Seneca Irish Pride Youth Football and Cheer at West Campus.
When: 4/12/2015  ·  9:00 am
4 /16 · Historical Guild Meeting
Historical Guild Meeting

Everyone welcome to attend the Seneca Historical Guild Meeting 6pm at Seneca Village Hall
When: 4/16/2015  ·  6:00 pm
4 /18 · Draw Down Fundraiser at Sandlot
Draw Down Fundraiser at Sandlot

April 18th Drawdown Fundraiser 6:00 pm at the Sandlot & Right Field Pizza. 150 tickets sold at $20 each, $1000 grand prize!! Tickets available at Sandlot there will also be raffles, silent auctions, drink and food specials too!!
When: 4/18/2015  ·  6:00pm
4 /21 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone invited to the Village Council meeting 7pm Village Hall
When: 4/21/2015  ·  7:00 pm
4 /25 · Spayghetti Fundrasier
Spayghetti Fundrasier

Information provided by Jennifer Bilyeu:  Spayghetti Fundraiser on Saturday, April 25th at Fat Daddyz 4pm-1am Steve Sharp Band at 8:00pm all proceeds go to Spay it Forward
When: 4/25/2015  ·  4:00 pm

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News & Notes
·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...
Did you know we have a beautiful park in can reserve the shelter!!! ...Read more...
·Download Section of Village Website
Information pertaining to what is available on the Village website download section... ...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...
·Freedom of Information Announcement
Freedom of Information Announcement ...
·2015 Village Holiday Schedule
2015 Village Holiday Schedule is as follows: ...
·Notice to Village of Seneca Water/Sewer Customers
Here is information for anyone who is a water/sewer customer in the Village of Seneca..... ...Read more...
·2015 Village of Seneca Yearly Meeting Schedule
2015 Seneca Yearly Meeting Schedule Information ...
·2015 Open Meeting Act Total Compensation Package
Here is the information pertaining to the employee who exceeds $75K in total compensation package ...Read more...
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