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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, Festival Committee, Cruise Night Committee as well as the members who make up the several Boards for our community.

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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 17-11 passed April 18, 2017

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)
11 /18 · SHS Fall Play
SHS Fall Play

The Seneca High School fall play "It's A Wonderful Life - Live Radio Show" will be November 17 & 18 7:00 pm and admission is $5. For information, please contact 815-357-5000 directly. In addition, the senior citizen dinner & show will be November 14th at 5:30 pm -- RSVP to Nadine 815-357-5001.
When: 11/18/2017  ·  7:00 pm
11 /18 · Bake Sale - Spay it Forward
Bake Sale - Spay it Forward

Information provided by Jen Bilyeu: Bake Sale for "Spay it Forward" will be on Saturday, November 18th at Seneca BP gas station. Bakers and buyers are needed! Please call Jen for questions at (815) 357-8363
When: 11/18/2017  ·  
11 /21 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

When: 11/21/2017  ·  7:00 pm
11 /23 · Thanksgiving Holiday -observed
Thanksgiving Holiday -observed

When: 11/23/2017  ·  
11 /24 · Thanksgiving Holiday -observed
Thanksgiving Holiday -observed

When: 11/24/2017  ·  
12 /3 · Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

There will be a holiday tree lighting ceremony on Main Street by the A T & T building on December 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm. This community event is provided by the Seneca Lions Club and if you have any questions at all, please contact Jim Maierhofer at (815) 357-6318.
When: 12/3/2017  ·  6:00 pm
12 /4 · SGS Senior Citizen Luncheon
SGS Senior Citizen Luncheon

Information provided by Dianne Bushman Annual Senior Citizen Luncheon at SGS South Campus on Monday, December 4th at 12:15 pm. Menu includes: oven roasted turkey, stuffing/gravy, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, cranberry sauce and frosted cake. Entertainment will start at 1:00 p.m. Any senior wishing to participate, please RSVP before Monday, November 27th to Dianne Bushman 815-357-8744 ext. 2161
When: 12/4/2017  ·  12:15 pm
12 /5 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

When: 12/5/2017  ·  7:00 pm
12 /10 · Morton Arboretum Trip
Morton Arboretum Trip

Seneca Park and Recreation Take a trip to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL on December 10, 2017 See trees in a different light. Stroll a mile-long paved path through the winter woods. Let award-winning lights and projections spark your imagination. Hug or sing to trees, and they respond! See lights dance to excerpts recorded by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Make memories with a night unlike any other! Date: Sunday, December 10th 4:30 entry Registrations taken from Sept 16, 2017 – Oct 1, 2017 Bus will depart promptly @ 3:15 pm Cost: $22.00 per Adult/Resident We will be stopping for dinner after our brisk walk through $14.00 per Child/Resident (12 and under) the Arboretum. This cost is your responsibility. $32.00 per Adult person/Non-Resident $24.00 per Child/Non-Resident (12 and under) Registration Form Can be dropped off at the Village Hall of Seneca @ 340 N. Cash Street, Seneca – you can also pay on-line @ – click on “pay here” (right hand side) then click on “Miscellaneous/Invoice Payments-choose “other” Name: ____________________________ Phone: ________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________Emergency Phone: _______________ No of Res Tickets: ____ @ $22/$14 ea _____ Paid: Cash _____/Check _____/Epay on Village Site _____ No of Non-Res Tickets: ____ @ $32/$24 ea _____ Paid: Cash _____/Check _____/Epay on Village Site _____ Email Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Once registration is received you will receive an email regarding Parking/Pickup for Bus on 12/10 This will also be your confirmation for the trip. **We also suggest that any one under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult**
When: 12/10/2017  ·  
12 /13 · Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall
Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall

When: 12/13/2017  ·  7:00 pm
12 /16 · Shop With A Cop Event
Shop With A Cop Event

The Seneca Police Department will be hosting their 9th annual "Shop With a Cop" program this holiday season. The program, with the assistance of the Seneca school system will choose a number of children from the north and south campuses, along with the Seneca High School to participate in shopping with the children for gifts for their family and themselves. All the children selected will be between kindergarten and high school age (5-17). The amount each child may be given will depend on the amount of donations received. The event this year will be held on Saturday, December 16th. Each child will shop with a police officer and staff, and after shopping they will return to the police station to wrap the gifts and enjoy refreshments that have been donated by some of our local businesses. Last year this event went over well for the 33 children involved. If you feel you can help, please send or drop off your donation to the Seneca Police Department, 340 N. Cash Street, P.O. Box 27, Seneca, IL 61360. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Chief Ray Meglan at 815-357-1616 M-F from 6:30 am - 2:30 pm. THANK YOU in advance for your consideration to help with this wonderful event.
When: 12/16/2017  ·  

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News & Notes
·Quality Water Report for 2016
Please click on this link to access the 2016 water report ...Read more...
·Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS
sport contact list ...
·Open Meeting Act Compensation Package Information
2017 Open Meeting Act Total Compensation Packages Exceeding $75,000.00 per Year Include: 1. James Applebee 2. Scott Holman 3. Harry Kosters 4. George Lamboley 5. Ray Meglan ...Read more...
·Crotty Park Reservation Information
Seneca residents may reserve the shelter for family reunions, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc. for a charge of $25.00; non-resident fee is $50.00 If you choose to use the kitchen, the fee is an additional $50.00 for village residents ($25.00 dep ...Read more...
·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
Contest is sponsored by Seneca Park Board -- Decorate your house for the holiday season. Must register at Village Hall by December 8th and live within Village limits. Judging will start the week
·Park Board Vacancy
Anyone wishing to be appointed to the Seneca Park Board please contact Village Hall with your name and contact information. The vacant term will be until April, 2021. With the Graves Family Park moving forward, you will be a part of something amazing in o ...Read more...
·Shop With A Cop
The Seneca Police Department will be hosting their 9th annual "Shop With a Cop" program this holiday season. The program, with the assistance of the Seneca school system will choose a number of children from the north and south campuses, along with the Se ...Read more...
·Foreclosure Notices
·Electronic Waste Recycling Invormation
Heidi Miller, Grundy County Land Use Director has provided the following information on how to recycle your televisions: A-Team Recyclers, 815-600-3608 (TVs) cost is $60.00 and they will pick up at your home. Call company for details AVA Recycling, 815-55 ...Read more...
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