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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)
10 /9 · Annual Candy Day Fundraiser
Annual Candy Day Fundraiser


The Seneca Lions Club will be visible on Friday October 9th and Saturday October 10th for their annual Candy Day Campaign.   Tasty packets of Lions Candy will be given away and all donations will be used to help the visually and hearing impaired.

When: 10/9/2015  ·  
10 /11 · Park Board Fishing Tournament
Park Board Fishing Tournament

Please contact Fran Kasten regarding the annual fishing tournament 815-357-8816
When: 10/11/2015  ·  
10 /14 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Plan Commission meeting 7pm at Village Hall
When: 10/14/2015  ·  7:00 pm
10 /17 · Bake Sale for Spay it Forward
Bake Sale for Spay it Forward

Bake sale for Spay it Forward -- bakers needed!  Bake sale will be at Seneca BP, Saturday, October 17th from 9-1pm and you can drop off goods that day -- THANK YOU from Jennifer Bilyeu and Spay it Forward
When: 10/17/2015  ·  9:00 am
10 /18 · Pancake Breakfast
Pancake Breakfast

Delta Theta Tau will be sponsoring a pancake breakfast on October 18th from 8:00am-noon at Seneca Junior High.  There will be bake sale and raffles -- two gift card bouquets!!
When: 10/18/2015  ·  8:00 am
10 /20 · Village Council Budget Meeting
Village Council Budget Meeting

Everyone welcome to attend the Village Council Budget meeting 6:45pm and Council meeting to follow at Village Hall
When: 10/20/2015  ·  6:45 pm
10 /22 · Medium Seminar
Medium Seminar

Psychic Michael Gourley will be at the Seneca Public Library on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00pm.  Michael will use his psychic abilities to help you with your past, current, or future matters regarding your love life, marriage, career and more.  Psychic Medium Michael Gourley has been chosen as one of the Top Ten Chicago Psychics. 

This seminar is limited to 50 people.  Please register in advance by calling 815-357-6566, or by coming into the library.  This is for adults only -- ages 18 and up.

When: 10/22/2015  ·  6:00 pm
10 /24 · Turkey DInner at Our Saviors
Turkey DInner at Our Saviors

Information provided by Kris Zierke: Our Savior's Lutheran Church would like to announce the Annual Turkey Dinner will be October 24th from 4:30-7:00 pm

FOR QUESTIONS, call 815-357-6128 please

When: 10/24/2015  ·  4:30 pm
10 /26 · Halloween Party
Halloween Party

The Seneca Public Library provided the following information:

There will be a "Halloween Party" for children ages 3 and up -- Monday, October 26th 3:30pm wear your costume!! They will provide games, crafts and a treat!!

When: 10/26/2015  ·  3:30 pm
10 /28 · 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: 10/28/2015  ·  12:00 pm
11 /3 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone invited to the Village council meeting 7pm at Village Hall
When: 11/3/2015  ·  7:00 pm
11 /5 · Main Street, Illinois
Main Street, Illinois

Here is an event provided by the Seneca Public Library: 

Illinois Historian John Lynn will be at the Seneca Public Library on Thursday, November 5th at 6:00pm to present his slideshow of Main Street, Illinois, an entertaining tour of the charms, personalities, and traditions of our Illinois towns.

Please register in advance by calling 815- 357-6566, or by coming into the library -- this presentation is for ages 16 and up.

When: 11/5/2015  ·  6:00 pm

Full Calendar

News & Notes
·Emerald Ash Borer Diseased Tree Information
·Village Mosquito Control Program
Here is some useful information provided by Comm. Randy Timmons..... ...Read more...
·The History of Seneca, Illinois!!
Here is your opportunity to get a historical book about our town..... ...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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