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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 15-01 passed January 6, 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)
5 /25 · Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day Service Ceremony across from Seneca Library at the Memorial Wall on Main Street -- Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:00am EVERYONE INVITED
When: 5/25/2015  ·  11:00 am

Village offices closed for observance of Memorial Day
When: 5/25/2015  ·  
5 /27 · 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: 5/27/2015  ·  12:00 pm
5 /30 · Change for Katelynn Benefit
Change for Katelynn Benefit

Information provided by Renee Schaeffer: "Change for Katelynn Benefit" event information....this event will fall on Saturday, May 30 4pm-9pm at the Marseilles Lions Club...Katelynn Ortiz is a 16 year old high school student that was in a near fatal car accident on August 29, 2014. Katelynn suffered multiple injuries including a severe traumatic brain injury that has left her unable to walk or talk. She has enormous medical expenses and needs. 100% of the proceeds from the benefit go toward meeting her needs now and in the future. For those that are unable to attend the event, a GoFundMe page has been established. You can make your donations and follow her story by visiting

When: 5/30/2015  ·  4:00 pm
6 /1 · Festival Committee Meeting
Festival Committee Meeting

Next Festival Committee Sesquicentennial meeting 6/1/15 @ 5:30pm Village Hall. 
When: 6/1/2015  ·  5:30pm
6 /2 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone invited to the Seneca Village Council meeting 7pm village hall
When: 6/2/2015  ·  7:00 pm
6 /6 · Racing for a Cure Event
Racing for a Cure Event

Information provided by David Einhaus:  "Racing For a Cure" all proceeds from this event go to "The Cure it Foundation" everyone invited to Fergy's on June 6th 2pm for a pig roast, including a 50/50 raffle, auction and prizes!!!  For information, call Jeff at (815) 228-7488 or David at (815) 325-3901  (The Cure it Foundation is dedicated to winning the fight against pediatric cancer by supporting groundbreaking research and fulfilling unmet needs of fighters, survivors, and siblings affected by the illness)
When: 6/6/2015  ·  2:00 pm
6 /10 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Plan Commission Meeting Seneca Village Hall at 7pm
When: 6/10/2015  ·  7:00 pm
6 /11 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Park Board Meeting 7:00 pm Seneca Village Hall
When: 6/11/2015  ·  7:00 pm

When: 6/13/2015  ·  8:00 AM
6 /15 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone invited to the Village Council Meeting 7pm Village Hall
When: 6/16/2015  ·  7:00 pm
6 /18 · Historical Guild Meeting
Historical Guild Meeting

Everyone invited to the Historical Guild Meeting 6pm
When: 6/18/2015  ·  6:00 pm
6 /20 · Pork Chop DInner at Our Savior's Lutheran CHurch
Pork Chop DInner at Our Savior's Lutheran CHurch

Information provided by Kris Zierke: Our Savior's Lutheran Church would like to announce a few 2015 events!! June 20th from 4:30-7pm will be a pork chop dinner, June 27th at BP Gas Station will be a Clausen Fundraiser from 9:00 am to noon, Vacation Bible School will be from July 6-10 from 9:00am to 11:30am at Our Savior's and the Annual Turkey Dinner will be October 24th from 4:30-7:00 pm

FOR QUESTIONS, call 815-357-6128 please

When: 6/20/2015  ·  4:30 pm

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News & Notes
·Railroad Depot Update
Here is an update on the railroad depot building renovations...... ...Read more...
·Do you like to bake?
·Want to rent space in town for garage sale?
·The History of Seneca, Illinois!!
Here is your opportunity to get a historical book about our town..... ...Read more...
·Park Board Kids Cooking Camp Information
If interested in having your child participate in the kid's cooking camps, call Patty Newberry for information 815-357-3293 ...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...
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: ...
·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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