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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!
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 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)
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  ·  
12 /19 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

When: 12/19/2017  ·  7:00 pm
12 /25 · Christmas Holiday - Observed
Christmas Holiday - Observed

When: 12/25/2017  ·  
12 /26 · Christmas Holiday - Observed
Christmas Holiday - Observed

When: 12/26/2017  ·  
1 /1 · Village Holiday - Observed
Village Holiday - Observed

Village offices will be closed on today's date for the New Year's holiday
When: 1/1/2018  ·  
1 /2 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

Everyone invited to the Seneca Village Council meeting tonight at 7:00 pm Village Hall. For questions, or if you wish to be included on the agenda please call (815) 357-8771
When: 1/2/2018  ·  7:00 pm
1 /10 · Village Plan Commission Meeting
Village Plan Commission Meeting

Everyone invited to the monthly Plan Commission Meeting held at Seneca Village Hall, 7:00 pm -- for any questions, please contact Chairman Tom Justice at (815) 545-2443
When: 1/10/2018  ·  7:00 pm

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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
2018 Open Meeting Act Total Compensation Packages Exceeding $75,000.00 per Year Include: ...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...
·Village Download Tab on Website Information
Several forms and/or information is available on the Village Download Tab ...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
·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
All foreclosure notices are kept in the office of the Seneca Village Clerk and are available if anyone wishes to have copies through the Freedom of Information Act. ...Read more...
·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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