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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 15-07 passed August 18, 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)
12 /1 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone welcome to attend the Village Council meeting, 7pm at Village Hall
When: 12/1/2015  ·  7:00 pm
12 /3 · Seneca Community Blood Drive
Seneca Community Blood Drive

Seneca Community Blood Drive at Seneca Fire & Ambulance building is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary on Thursday, December 3rd from 3-7pm in the meeting room. 121 Armour Street -- call Margaret at 815-357-6467 to reserve your preferred donation time or you may also sign up online at -- walk-ins are also welcome!! Bring a photo ID and also eat a good meal before donating. Every donor will receive a limited edition LONG SLEEVE football inspired tee!

When: 12/3/2015  ·  3:00 pm
12 /5 · Lunch with Santa Event
Lunch with Santa Event

Seneca Grade School
North Campus
(174 Oak Street, Seneca)
Saturday, December 5th ...
11am – 2pm

Dear Prospective Vendor,

It’s that time of year again….. The Seneca Grade School PSO will be having their Lunch with Santa holiday fundraiser. We are soliciting for vendors for the Seneca Holiday Marketplace Vendor Fair in the gymnasium again this year. Hope to see you there!!!

1. Contact Jennifer Meador - SGS PSO with your business name and what you will be selling @ 815-326-9210 or via email:
2. Booths will be limited to first come, first serve as we have limited space to fit all of the vendors. We do not guarantee a spot in the vendor fair until you have been contacted that you will have a space.
3. You are limited to ONE- 8ft banquet table as we have limited space to fit all the vendors. Your tables and chairs must have rubber bumpers on them so they do not harm the wood gymnasium floor.
4. We do not provide tables, chairs, or electricity. If you need electricity we can try to accommodate you if possible on the day of setup.
5. Setup time will be at 10am on the day of the event at the Grade School North Campus off of Main Street.
6. We welcome vendors from Seneca and surrounding communities, so please share this with your friends, family, and colleagues!

When: 12/5/2015  ·  11:00am
12 /9 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Plan Commission Meeting 7pm at Village Hall
When: 12/9/2015  ·  7:00 pm
12 /10 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Park Board Meeting, Village Hall 7pm
When: 12/10/2015  ·  7:00 pm
12 /15 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Village Council meeting, Village Hall 7pm
When: 12/15/2015  ·  7:00 pm
12 /17 · Seneca Historical Guild Meeting
Seneca Historical Guild Meeting

Historical Guild meeting 6pm at Village Hall
When: 12/17/2015  ·  6:00 pm

Village Hall Closed
When: 12/24/2015  ·  

Merry Christmas
When: 12/25/2015  ·  

Full Calendar

News & Notes
·Emerald Ash Borer Diseased Tree Information
·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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