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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 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)
4 /30 · Recycle Day
Recycle Day

Information provided by Senator Sue Rezin's office:

Please join Senator Sue Rezin and Ottawa Mayor Robert Eschbach in donating gently used household items to local charities and businesses on Saturday, April 30th 9-noon 300 Woodward Memorial Drive, Ottawa, IL. Electronics recyclers will be on hand to take computers and other items you no longer want. NO TELEVISIONS will be accepted.

Items to recycle:...
Gently used clothing - household items - toys - dishware - flags - aluminum - eyeglasses - hearing aids - cell phones - prescription drugs - CFL bulbs and for a full list of electronics accepted, please visit

When: 4/30/2016  ·  9:00 am
5 /3 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Tonight is a Village Council meeting starting at 7:00pm at Seneca Village Hall, everyone invited!!
When: 5/3/2016  ·  7:00 pm
5 /7 · Kids FREE Fishing Derby
Kids FREE Fishing Derby

Seneca Park Board would like to announce they are hosting a FREE Youth Fishing Derby at the Seneca FFA "Ag Farm" (2667 East 28th Road) -- bait will be provided and each youth will need a pole and to be accompanied by an adult. Date will be May 7th with a raindate of May 8th (for ages 12 and under) Prizes will be given! Registration is from 9:00-9:45am Fishing will be from 10:00-2:00pm and prizes will be awarded at 1:00pm Kids hot dog lunch will be provided. Any questions please call (815) 587-4997

When: 5/7/2016  ·  10:00 am
5 /7 · Sorority Flower Sale Event
Sorority Flower Sale Event

Delta Theta Tau Sorority flower sale will be at the city parking lot on Saturday, May 7th from 8-1
When: 5/7/2016  ·  8:00 am
5 /11 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Seneca Plan Commission meeting at 7:00pm, Seneca Village Hall -- everyone is invited!!
When: 5/11/2016  ·  7:00 pm
5 /12 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Seneca Park Board meeting is tonight at 7:00pm Seneca Village Hall....everyone is welcome to attend
When: 5/12/2016  ·  7:00 pm
5 /15 · Lap Sit Story TIme at Seneca Library
Lap Sit Story TIme at Seneca Library

Lapsit Story Time at Seneca Public Library with "Ms. Anna" please pre-register for all children's programs....815-357-6566 or stop into library.  This event starts at 11:00am on May 14th
When: 5/15/2016  ·  11:00 am
5 /17 · Adult Lunch & Movie at Seneca Library
Adult Lunch & Movie at Seneca Library

On Tuesday, May 17th at noon, the Seneca Public Library will be showing "Jurassic World" starring Chris Pratt.  Please register in advance for all programs by calling 815-357-6566 or by stopping into the library.
When: 5/17/2016  ·  12:00 pm
5 /17 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Tonight is a Village Council meeting starting at 7:00pm at Seneca Village Hall, everyone invited!!
When: 5/17/2016  ·  7:00 pm
5 /19 · Historical Guild Meeting
Historical Guild Meeting

Everyone is invited to attend the Seneca Historical Guild Meeting at Village Hall, tonight at 6:00pm
When: 5/19/2016  ·  6:00 pm
5 /23 · Under the Sea Craft at Seneca Library
Under the Sea Craft at Seneca Library

Please pre-register for this children's program at Seneca Public Library on May 23rd 6:00pm -- kids will be making a "Under the Sea" craft and enjoy a treat, too!  Call 815-357-6566 for details...
When: 5/23/2016  ·  6:00 pm
5 /24 · "Below Stairs" presentation at Seneca Library
"Below Stairs" presentation at Seneca Library

Leslie Goddard, historical lecturer and living history portrayer, will be at the Seneca Public Library on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00pm.  Leslie will be portraying Margaret Powell, a kitchen maid and cook who worked in several stately English homes in the 1920's.  Margaret's memoir "Below Stairs" was the inspiration for the television shows Downtown Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs. Please register in advance by calling 815-357-6566, or by stopping into the library.  This event is for ages 16 and up.
When: 5/24/2016  ·  6:00 pm
5 /25 · Lunch With Friends Potluck
Lunch With Friends Potluck

Everyone invited to stop in for the "Lunch With Friends" potluck at the First United Methodist Church, 117 W. Lincoln Street, Seneca noon today!!
When: 5/25/2016  ·  12:00 pm

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News & Notes
·CSX Train Delay Information
Good Morning to all, the Village is aware of the train delay reoccuring problem; at this point we have contacted CSX multiple times to no avail. Commissioner Jeff Olson would like to share with the public the phone number to the CSX manager in charge of t ...Read more...
Attention all Seneca residents, ...
·Hey PINTEREST fans -- Seneca Public Library Distri
Hey PINTEREST fans -- Seneca Public Library District now has a page!! Follow them for the latest book reads..... ...Read more...
·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...
·Story Time at Seneca Public Library
·Morning Walk and Coffee
·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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