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Seneca Village Hall ~ 340 N. Cash St., Seneca, IL 61360 ~  Open Mon-Fri  from 8:00am to 4:00pm  
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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.
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Upcoming Events (30 days)
3 /3 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone welcome to the Village Council Meeting....7pm Seneca Village Hall
When: 3/3/2015  ·  7:00 pm
3 /7 · SHS Booster Club Draw Down Fundraiser
SHS Booster Club Draw Down Fundraiser

You could WIN $1000 at the Seneca High School Athletic Booster Club DRAW DOWN FUNDRAISER on March 7, 2015 6:00pm-12:00pm at the Marseilles Lions Club

Tickets are $60 and include Two pork chop dinners with all the fixins, entertainment and chance to win several prizes!!

When: 3/7/2015  ·  6:00 pm
3 /7 · Draw Down Fundraiser for SHS Booster Club
Draw Down Fundraiser for SHS Booster Club

Win $1000 at the Seneca High School Athletic Booster Club Draw Down Fundraiser on March 7th 6pm-12pm Marseilles Lions Club.  Tickets are $60 and include:  two pork chop dinners with all the fixings, entertainment, chance to win several prizes and winner need not be present to win
When: 3/7/2015  ·  6:00 pm
3 /9 · Snow Globe Craft at Seneca Library
Snow Globe Craft at Seneca Library

Hey, any kids 3 and up are invited to the Seneca Public Library on Monday, March 9th 3:30pm to make a personalized snow globe!! Bring in a 3 inch photo of your child...and please pre-register 357-6566
When: 3/9/2015  ·  3:30 pm
3 /11 · Senior Citizens Dinner & Play at SHS
Senior Citizens Dinner & Play at SHS

All Senior Citizens are invited as special guests to a complimentary dinner and theatrical performance of ANYTHING GOES!  Please call the Seneca High School Office at 815-357-5000 to save your seat for a wonderful meal, a night of good company and entertainment!!
When: 3/11/2015  ·  5:00 pm
3 /11 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Plan Commission Meeting 7pm at Seneca Village Hall
When: 3/11/2015  ·  7:00 pm
3 /12 · Seneca Festival Committee Meeting
Seneca Festival Committee Meeting

Everyone welcome to attend the Seneca Festival Committee Meeting for the 2015 Sesquicentennial Celebration!!  Please mark your calendars for March 12, 2015 at 5:30pm Seneca Village Hall
When: 3/12/2015  ·  5:30 pm
3 /12 · Seneca Library hosts a Family Movie Night
Seneca Library hosts a Family Movie Night

The Seneca Public Library invites you to join them for a family movie night.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided..."Divergent" will be played which is rated PG-13, so anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Thursday, March 12th 5:00pm
When: 3/12/2015  ·  12:00 pm
3 /12 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Park Board Meeting, 7:00 pm Seneca Village Hall
When: 3/12/2015  ·  7:00 pm
3 /14 · St. Patrick's Corned Beef Dinner
St. Patrick's Corned Beef Dinner

Information provided by Wilma Oswald:  St. Patrick's Dinner Corned Beef 3/14/15 with pie and hot dogs Adults $10 Child $3 4:30pm-7:00pm Parish Hall (Carryouts are available) also Branson Trip Raffle!!
When: 3/14/2015  ·  4:30 pm
3 /17 · Seneca Library Adult Lunch & Movie event
Seneca Library Adult Lunch & Movie event

On Tuesday, March 17th at noon, the Seneca Library will be showing "Boyhood" starring Ellar Coltrane.  Please register in advance for all programs by calling 815-357-6566 or by coming into the library.
When: 3/17/2015  ·  12:00 pm
3 /17 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone invited to the Village Council meeting 7:00 pm
When: 3/17/2015  ·  7:00 pm
3 /19 · Antiquies Appraisal event at Seneca Library
Antiquies Appraisal event at Seneca Library

Rex Newell, professional appraiser, will be at the Seneca Library on Thursday, March 19th 6:00pm to perform an antiques appraisal event...He specializes in art, coins and watches, but will appraise all other items.  The limit is one item per person excluding Oriental, Native American and firearms.  Registration is required and is limited to 40 people.  Please register in advance by calling 815-357-6566 or by coming to the library.  This event is for ages 16 & up.
When: 3/19/2015  ·  6:00 pm
3 /19 · Historical Guild Meeting
Historical Guild Meeting

Everyone invited to the Seneca Historical Guild meeting...Village Hall at 6pm
When: 3/19/2015  ·  6:00 pm
3 /25 · Lunch With Friends Potluck
Lunch With Friends Potluck

First United Methodist Church in Seneca would like to invite you to their monthly potluck "Lunch With Friends" today at noon, everyone welcome!
When: 3/25/2015  ·  12:00 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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