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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!
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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 16-03 passed May 3, 2016.

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)
12 /4 · Community Tree Lighting Ceremony
Community Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join the Seneca Lions Club in a community tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, December 4th at the 200 North Block of Main Street (right outside the AT & T building) 5:30pm gathering and 6:00 pm lighting. this event will be followed by cookies and hot chocolate at Fergy's (North side room) and there will also be a FREE kids raffle (12 and under)
When: 12/4/2016  ·  5:30 pm
12 /6 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Seneca Village Council meeting at 7:00pm, Seneca Village Hall -- everyone is invited!!
When: 12/6/2016  ·  7:00 pm
12 /9 · Toy Drive at Seneca Fire & Ambulance
Toy Drive at Seneca Fire & Ambulance

Seneca Fire Protection & Ambulance District is hosting a toy drive in support of Toys for Tots Join us Friday, December 9th from 9 am – 1 pm at either the Fire or Ambulance Station. Bring an unwrapped toy to support our local children. All toys will be donated to local families who need a little help this year for Christmas.
When: 12/9/2016  ·  9:00 am
12 /9 · Toys for Tots drive
Toys for Tots drive

Information provided by Lucy Faust: Seneca Fire Protection & Ambulance District will be collecting new, unwrapped toys to support local children and Toys for Tots!! Come out to the Fire Department building on December 9th from 9-1pm and drop off a toy -- they will be shared with all the families that need a little help this year for Christmas!!
When: 12/9/2016  ·  9:00 am
12 /10 · Holiday Polar Express Party at Seneca Library
Holiday Polar Express Party at Seneca Library

Seneca Public Library District would like to announce they are hosting a "Holiday Polar Express Party" -- join them this holiday as they travel to the North Pole for stories, crafts, snacks, and of course Santa! This children's event is for all ages on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 pm and kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas!! Please remember to register in advance by calling 815-357-6566 or by stopping in the library B
When: 12/10/2016  ·  1:00 pm
12 /14 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Seneca Plan Commission meeting at 7:00pm, Seneca Village Hall -- everyone is invited!!
When: 12/14/2016  ·  7:00 pm
12 /15 · Family Movie Night at Seneca Public Library
Family Movie Night at Seneca Public Library

Seneca Public Library invites you and your family to an event called "Family Movie Night" which will be on Thursday, December 15th at 5:00pm. They will show "The Santa Claus" (rated PG) and pizza and beverages will be provided. Please register in advance by calling 815-357-6566 or stop in at the library.
When: 12/15/2016  ·  5:00 pm
12 /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: 12/15/2016  ·  6:00 pm
12 /20 · Adult Lunch & Movie Event at Seneca Public Library
Adult Lunch & Movie Event at Seneca Public Library

On Tuesday, December 20th noon at the Seneca Public Library, they are hosting an adult lunch & movie event. Please register in advance to see "A Crown for Christmas" starring Danica McKellar. 357-6566
When: 12/20/2016  ·  12:00 pm
12 /20 · Seneca Park Board Meeting
Seneca Park Board Meeting

Seneca Park Board meeting is tonight 6:00pm Seneca Village Hall....everyone is welcome to attend
When: 12/20/2016  ·  6:00 pm
12 /20 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Seneca Village Council meeting at 7:00pm, Seneca Village Hall -- everyone is invited!!
When: 12/20/2016  ·  7:00 pm
12 /23 · Christmas Eve Holiday (Observed)
Christmas Eve Holiday (Observed)

When: 12/23/2016  ·  
12 /26 · Christmas Holiday (Observed)
Christmas Holiday (Observed)

When: 12/26/2016  ·  

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News & Notes
·E-mail Billing for your Water/Sewer Account
December 1, 2016 RE: E-Main Billing Capability The Village is now offering to e-mail your water/sewer billing in addition to receiving the post card version. The e-mailed billing will be sent a few days in advance and will come from the clerk’s e-mai ...Read more...
·Holiday Lighting Contest
Information provided by Nadine Maierhofer: Holiday Lighting Contest (sponsored by the Seneca Park Board) Do you live within Village limits? Decorate your house for the holiday season and you may win a prize! Judging will start on December 16, 2016 and win ...Read more...
·Walkers and Talkers meet again!!!!
Information provided by Margaret Grober ...
·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...
·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...
·NIXLE Emergency Response Program Information
·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...
·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...
·2016 Village Holiday Schedule
2016 Village Holiday Schedule is as follows: ...
·2016 Village of Seneca Yearly Meeting Schedule
2016 Seneca Yearly Meeting Schedule Information ...
·2016 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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