Slideshow image
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:

Be sure to follow us on

facebook twitter

What is in Seneca?

The Village of Seneca has a lot to offer to visitors to our area. 


The I&M Canal State Trail provides a great adventure for nature lovers, historians, photographers, hikers, bicyclists, joggers and snowmobilers.  Visitors can follow this 61.5 mile state trail and enjoy many scenic views of the canal.


Seneca is located on the scenic Illinois River.  The river provides for many activities such as boating, fishing, and picturesque sight seeing.  (The sunsets can be spectacular.)


In addition to several outstanding marinas, Seneca also has a wonderful free public boat launch with access to the river, shelters for picnic lunches and a safe, clean dock.


Crotty Park has a shelter that can be reserved for family reunions, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc.  There is also a playground, soccer, and baseball field.


We also have numerous historical attractions such as the Hogan Grain Elevator on the I&M Canal, Seneca Area History Museum, LST Memorial in Crotty Park, the Veterans Memorial Wall at the Seneca Library.

What's going on in Seneca?

Seneca always has many events going on for residents and visitors alike. Some of events that may be of interest include: Packs for Pals Fundraiser Info,
Packs for Pals Fundraiser Info

Packs for Pals is hosting a "Prep - Freeze - Cook" family meals event. Forms are available at Seneca Village Hall, also on the Packs for Pals Facebook page. You can place an order for a family size set which feeds 4-5 people, or an individual set (feeds 1-2) and here are the ten meals that you will receive: creamy Italian Chicken, Mexican Pasta Bake, Root Beer Pulled Pork, Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes, Buffalo Chicken Wraps, Cheddar Bacon Burgers, Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts, Honey BBQ Pork Chops, Taco Wraps and Spaghetti Bake. Cost is $80.80 for an individual set or $161.60 for a family set. For more information, please call Our Savior's Lutheran Church or Jennifer Peddicord
When: 4/26/2018  ??  2:30 pm
Adult Craft At Seneca Public Library,
Adult Craft At Seneca Public Library

On May 2nd at 1:00 pm at Seneca Public Library, join in on the adult craft fun! You'll be making your own framed mirror with rolled, recycled magazine pages. Call 815-357-6566 for details
When: 5/2/2018  ??  1:00 pm
Fishing Derby for Kids,
Fishing Derby for Kids

Catfish and bluegills will be stocked just in time for the sixth annual Free Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at the Seneca Land Lab (AG Farm) Pond, 2776 E. 28th Road. Only kids 12 years of age and younger from Seneca, Mazon and Milton Pope grade schools can begin registering at 9:30 a.m. for the event that runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The derby is sponsored every year by the Seneca Park and Recreation Board. Hot dogs, chips and lemonade will be provided to all registered kids who will be fishing for native large-mouth bass and bluegill. On Friday, May 4, 500 pounds of catfish and 600 pounds of hybrid bluegill will be added to the pond. After weigh-ins, all fish will be released. Each child must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own fishing pole. Fishing gear will be provided if necessary but it should be returned by the end of the day. Buckets provided to hold all the caught fish for weigh-ins and those should also be returned for use next year. All catches will be registered. If needed, bait and/or tackle (nite crawlers and wax worms) will be provided. With the exception of minnows, all bait, except minnows, are allowed and any unused bait should be returned at the end of the derby. There is a take-home limit of five catfish and ten bluegill. Prizes will be awarded at 2:00 p.m.: First fish caught by a girl or boy and largest fish with the heaviest weight of 2.5 catfish; and two to ten bluegills. Coordinator George Oswald stated a rain date of Sunday, May 6 is scheduled with the same times and at the same place. Oswald also thanked the Seneca High School AG Department and Seneca High School Fishing Club for all their assistance. For more information on the Free Youth Fishing Derby, call George Oswald at 815-357-6462.
When: 5/5/2018  ??  9:30 am
Village Wide Garage Sale Event,
Village Wide Garage Sale Event

For Information, please contact Sara Fox 815-228-3376
When: 5/20/2018  ??  
One Young Soldier Author Event at Seneca Library,
One Young Soldier Author Event at Seneca Library

Gary DeRigne served in Vietnam as an infantry rifleman and platoon sergeant with the 1st Calvary Division, and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Air Metal and the Combat Infantryman's Badge, among other decorations. Gary will be at Seneca Library to discuss the Vietnam War and his book "One Young Soldier" - copies of the book will be sold at the event, watch the Library's webpage and facebook page for additional details...
When: 5/24/2018  ??  6:00 pm
Chief Meglan's Retirement Reception,
Chief Meglan's Retirement Reception

Community reception honoring Police Chief Ray Meglan hosted by the Village of Seneca/Police Department will be held at Seneca High School on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
When: 5/27/2018  ??  3:00 pm
Memorial Day Holiday - Observed,
Memorial Day Holiday - Observed

Village offices will be closed on today's date for the Memorial Day holiday
When: 5/28/2018  ??  
Village Clean Up Event at Olson's Salvage Yard ,
Village Clean Up Event at Olson's Salvage Yard

For questions please contact Commissioner Olson at (815) 357-8625 Friday times are from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at Olson's Salvage Yard
When: 6/1/2018  ??  8:00 am
Village Clean Up Event at Olson's Salvage Yard ,
Village Clean Up Event at Olson's Salvage Yard

For questions please contact Commissioner Olson at (815) 357-8625 Saturday, June 2nd will begin at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at Olson's Salvage Yard
When: 6/2/2018  ??  8:00 am
Independence Day Holiday - Observed,
Independence Day Holiday - Observed

Village offices will be closed on today's date for the Independence Day holiday
When: 7/4/2018  ??  
SGS New Student Registration Date,
SGS New Student Registration Date

For information pertaining to the new student registration date for Seneca Grade School, please call Rhonda at (815) 357-8744 option 2
When: 7/27/2018  ??  
Seneca Cruise Night Event on Main Street,
Seneca Cruise Night Event on Main Street

The 2018 Cruise Night event will fall on Saturday, August 4th -- if you have any questions at all, please contact Erica Weinreich at 815-343-2198
When: 8/4/2018  ??  
and lots more!
For a complete calendar of events in Seneca click here.
Business Directory

Seneca has a variety of businesses to take care of all your needs.  From gas, groceries, fishing supplies, auto repair, animal care, computer services, hardware and so much more.  Please click on the picture above to view the latest Seneca Business Directory.

Restaurant Directory

Seneca has lots of excellent choices for dining. Dine in, dine out or have it catered! Please click above to view the latest guide to local eateries in Seneca.

Directions to Seneca

(from Bloomington -- approximately 45 minutes)

Take exit 201 (Pontiac) and go North on Hwy 23, 5 miles, turn right on Hwy 170 North, for approx. 20 miles.


(from Joliet -- approximately 30 minutes)

Take exit 105 off I-80, South 4 miles to Seneca, turn left onto Main Street/IL 170.


(from Rockford -- approximately 1.5 hours)

Take I-39 South to I-80. East on I-80 to exit 105, South 4 miles to Seneca, turn left onto Main Street/IL 170.

Or Click Here to go the Google maps....

Contact us at:
Copyright 2007-2014, Village of Seneca
Visitors: 541953

Website Designed and Hosted by Applebee Computer Services

Village Logos designed by Jason Kirkpatrick of Design Fidelity
Additional photos and assistance by Phyllis & Richard Natanek of LPC Studios, Alaina Marik, Micheal Ellis, Bob Lyon of Lyon's Photography,
Jeff Robinson of Jeffrey Allen Photography