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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 15-01 passed January 6, 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)
7 /31 · Pizza Party for Summer Reading Program
Pizza Party for Summer Reading Program

For any child who has completed the reading program -- plan to attend the Pizza Party!! Turn in your book logs on or before Wednesday, July 29th

The pizza party is Friday, July 31st from noon-1:00pm

When: 7/31/2015  ·  12:00 pm
8 /4 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone invited to the Seneca Council meeting, Village Hall 7pm
When: 8/4/2015  ·  7:00 pm
8 /9 · St Pat's Breakfast in the Park
St Pat's Breakfast in the Park

Information provided by Mary Ann Elens:
St. Pat's Breakfast in the Park will be held on Sunday, August 9th from 7:30-12:30pm -- come out and enjoy pancakes, sausage, OJ, eggs, coffee and fruit!!  Call 815-357-8819 for questions about this event.....

When: 8/9/2015  ·  7:30am
8 /12 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Plan Commission Meeting 7pm Village Hall
When: 8/12/2015  ·  7:00 pm
8 /13 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Park Board Meeting 7pm Seneca Village Hall
When: 8/13/2015  ·  7:00 pm
8 /18 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Council Meeting 7pm Village Hall, Everyone welcome
When: 8/18/2015  ·  7:00 pm
8 /20 · Seneca Historical Guild Meeting
Seneca Historical Guild Meeting

Everyone welcome to attend the Seneca Historical Guild Meeting 6pm at Seneca Village Hall
When: 8/20/2015  ·  6:00 pm
8 /22 · Seneca Cruise Night
Seneca Cruise Night

Seneca Cruise Night will be Saturday, August 22nd from 5:00pm to 10pm, contact George Seul for any questions.
When: 8/22/2015  ·  5:00 pm
8 /26 · Lunch With Friends Potluck
Lunch With Friends Potluck

First United Methodist Church in Seneca would like to invite you to their monthly potluck "Lunch With Friends" today at noon, everyone welcome!
When: 8/26/2015  ·  12:00 pm

Full Calendar

News & Notes
·Boat Launch Updates
The Seneca Boat Launch information is attached... ...
·Village Mosquito Control Program
Here is some useful information provided by Comm. Randy Timmons..... ...Read more...
·"Read to the Rhythm" Seneca Public Library
Here is information on the 2015 summer reading program at Seneca Public Library..... ...Read more...
·Railroad Depot Update
Here is an update on the railroad depot building renovations...... ...Read more...
·The History of Seneca, Illinois!!
Here is your opportunity to get a historical book about our town..... ...Read more...
·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...
Did you know we have a beautiful park in can reserve the shelter!!! ...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...
·Freedom of Information Announcement
Freedom of Information Announcement ...
·2015 Village Holiday Schedule
2015 Village Holiday Schedule is as follows: ...
·2015 Village of Seneca Yearly Meeting Schedule
2015 Seneca Yearly Meeting Schedule Information ...
·2015 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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