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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 14-05 passed September 2, 2014.

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.
Click here for directions.


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Upcoming Events (30 days)
12 /24 · Christmas Eve Observed
Christmas Eve Observed

Village offices will be closed due to the Christmas Eve
When: 12/24/2014  ·  
12 /25 · Merry Christmas Everyone
Merry Christmas Everyone

Village offices will be closed due to the Christmas holiday
When: 12/25/2014  ·  

Village offices are closed due to the New Years Holiday....
When: 1/1/2015  ·  
1 /6 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone invited to the Seneca Village Council meeting, Village Hall 7:00pm
When: 1/6/2015  ·  7:00 pm
1 /8 · Family Movie Night FREE
Family Movie Night FREE

The Seneca Public Library invites you to join them for a family movie night.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided.  Showing "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (rated PG-13) on Thursday, January 8th at 5:00pm Call the library to pre-register at (815) 357-6566 FREE
When: 1/8/2015  ·  5:00 pm
1 /8 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Park Board Meeting 7pm at Seneca Village Hall
When: 1/8/2015  ·  7:00 pm
1 /15 · Snowman Fun Craft at Seneca Public Library
Snowman Fun Craft at Seneca Public Library

Join the Seneca Public Library for a snowman craft and treat on Monday, January 12th at 6:00pm for ages 3 and up -- please pre-register by calling 815-357-6566 or stop in the Library ...
When: 1/12/2015  ·  6:00 pm
1 /14 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Plan Commission Meeting 7pm at Seneca Village Hall
When: 1/14/2015  ·  7:00 pm
1 /15 · FREE Blood Pressure Screenings
FREE Blood Pressure Screenings

Ottawa Pavilion is hosting a FREE blood pressure screening at Seneca Village Hall 9am-noon for questions call 434-1744
When: 1/15/2015  ·  9:00 am
1 /15 · Historical Guild Meeting
Historical Guild Meeting

Historical Guild Meeting, Village Hall 6:00pm
When: 1/15/2015  ·  6:00 pm
1 /20 · Adult Lunch and Movie Event
Adult Lunch and Movie Event

Did you know that on Tuesday, January 20th noon, the Seneca Public Library will be showing "Reclaim" movie starring John Cusack?  Give them a call to sign up -- 815-357-6566. FREE
When: 1/20/2015  ·  12:00 pm
1 /20 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone invited to the Seneca Village Council meeting 7pm at Village Hall
When: 1/20/2015  ·  7:00 pm

Full Calendar

News & Notes
·Have you lost a pet?
Spay it Forward is willing to post a lost/found pet on their Facebook page!! ...Read more...
·The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report Info
The annual drinking water quality report provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is available for your viewing on the Village website under the downloads section/other forms: ...Read more...
·Current list of Rental Property Contacts
Are you a property owner that has rental property in Seneca? ...Read more...
·Senior Citizen Water Discount
The Seneca Village Council would like to announce a water rate discount program for seniors aged 65+ ...Read more...
·Did you know???
The Seneca Public Library would like you to know.... ...Read more...
·Food For Fines
Want to help the Seneca Food Pantry? ...
·2014 Open Meeting Compensation Package Information
One Village employee surpass the $75,000.00 compensation package base... ...Read more...
·Seneca Business SPOTLIGHT
Any Seneca business owner interested in highlighting their business can do so by joining the Village Council at the bi-monthly Council Meetings... ...Read more...
·Fundraising for the Festival
·No Animal Left Behind News....
ATTENTION: We received a call today from Jason Holder, CSX Manager of Community Affairs & Safety -- he would like to HEAR FROM ANYONE who has issues related to delays caused with train traffic in Seneca -- PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VOICE YOUR OPINION ...Read more...
·Seneca Food Pantry Donation Info
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