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A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

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 fan...it is that simple!   Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you visit our community soon!

Sincerely,

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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VILLAGE COUNCIL
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 PLAN

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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VILLAGE CODE

The Village of Seneca Code is now available online. 

This code was last updated to ordinance 15-07 passed August 18, 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.
Click here for directions.

 
 

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Upcoming Events (30 days)
6 /27 · Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School

Freedom Baptist Church is planning their Vacation Bible School, June 27-July 1 this year.


When: 6/27/2016  ·  
Where:
6 /27 · Meet & Greet a Local Racecar Driver!!
Meet & Greet a Local Racecar Driver!!

Meet and greet with local Grundy County Late Model Racecar Driver David Einhaus!!! Monday, June 27th 6pm at Seneca Public Library -- this event is for all ages....
When: 6/27/2016  ·  6:00 PM
Where:
6 /28 · Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School

Freedom Baptist Church is planning their Vacation Bible School, June 27-July 1 this year.


When: 6/28/2016  ·  
Where:
6 /29 · Lunch With Friends Potluck
Lunch With Friends Potluck

Everyone invited to stop in for the "Lunch With Friends" potluck at the First United Methodist Church, 117 W. Lincoln Street, Seneca noon today!!
When: 6/29/2016  ·  12:00 pm
Where:
6 /29 · Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School

Freedom Baptist Church is planning their Vacation Bible School, June 27-July 1 this year.


When: 6/29/2016  ·  
Where:
6 /30 · Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School

Freedom Baptist Church is planning their Vacation Bible School, June 27-July 1 this year.


When: 6/30/2016  ·  
Where:
6 /30 · DIY Foosball Table Craft
DIY Foosball Table Craft

Seneca Public Library is hosting a DIY Foosball Table Craft on Thursday, June 30th at 5:00pm for ages preschool - 6th grade.  Please call to pre-register ahead of time.
When: 6/30/2016  ·  5:00 pm
Where:
7 /1 · Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School

Freedom Baptist Church is planning their Vacation Bible School, June 27-July 1 this year.


When: 7/1/2016  ·  
Where:
7 /2 · Woodsmoke Ranch Car Show
Woodsmoke Ranch Car Show

Save the date for the Woodsmoke Ranch Car show. This will take place on Saturday, July 2nd 9:00am-2:00pm there is a $10 entry fee for all cars, trucks, motorcycles and special interest vehicles. "Best of Show" trophies and first 125 entries will receive an event dash plaque. There will be food, door prizes, 50/50, music, and craft show. For more information or directions call Mike at 705-638-2555.


When: 7/2/2016  ·  9:00 am
Where:
7 /4 · Independence Day Observed
Independence Day Observed

In observance of the Independence Day Holiday, Village offices will be closed today
When: 7/4/2016  ·  
Where:
7 /4 · Independance Day Observed
Independance Day Observed


When: 7/4/2016  ·  
Where:
7 /5 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Village Council meeting starts at 7:00pm at Seneca Village Hall -- Everyone invited!!
When: 7/5/2016  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
7 /10 · SGS Golf Outing
SGS Golf Outing

Information provided by DIanne Bushman:

The Seneca Grade School Foundation invites you to participate in the 11th Annual Golf Outing. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to Seneca Grade School/High School Graduates. The outing is scheduled for July 10th at Dwight Country Club. Please contact 815-357-8744 for any additional information.


When: 7/10/2016  ·  
Where:
7 /11 · High Energy Magic Show
High Energy Magic Show

Seneca Public Library is hosting a "Tim Adamz - I love to Read Magic Show" -- this is a high energy show and will be on Monday, July 11th 6:00pm and is for all ages.
When: 7/11/2016  ·  6:00pm
Where:
7 /13 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Seneca Plan Commission meeting at 7:00pm, Seneca Village Hall -- everyone is invited!!
When: 7/13/2016  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
7 /14 · Wii Sports Night at Seneca Library
Wii Sports Night at Seneca Library

Seneca Public Library is hosting a Wii Sport Night on Thursday, July 14th at 5:00pm for ages preschool-6th grade
When: 7/14/2016  ·  5:00 pm
Where:
7 /14 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Seneca Park Board meeting is tonight at 7:00pm Seneca Village Hall....everyone is welcome to attend
When: 7/14/2016  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
7 /19 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Village Council meeting starts at 7:00pm at Seneca Village Hall -- Everyone invited!!
When: 7/19/2016  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
7 /21 · Historical Guild Meeting
Historical Guild Meeting

Everyone is invited to attend the Seneca Historical Guild Meeting at Village Hall, tonight at 6:00pm
When: 7/21/2016  ·  6:00 pm
Where:
7 /22 · Tire Recycling Event
Tire Recycling Event

 

6/14/2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grundy County Tire Recycling Event July 22, and 23rd

The Grundy County Land Use Department will be hosting a tire recycling event at the Olson’s Recycling Center located on 354 W. Jackson Street (West Route 6) in Seneca on Friday July 22nd and Saturday July 23rd from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

We ask that all residents comply with the following:

-       NO commercial, industrial or agricultural tires.

-       All tires must be off of the rims or will be declined.

-       Only passenger truck or car tires will be allowed.

-       Limited to six (6) tires per vehicle.

-       Must be able to unload tires and assist in the loading of the tires into the trailer

 

Liberty Tire of Chicago will be our tire recycler and will process the tires for the following green uses:

-       Crumb rubber that will have an end use for welcome mats, railroad ties, and rubberized asphalt

-       Industrial feedstock used for automotive parts, paints and coatings

-       Rubber mulch for garden use

-       Tire derived fuel that is an alternative to coal, oil, natural gas that is used by cement kilns, and paper/pulp mills.

 

Thank you Grundy County residents for recycling and to Olson Recycling for hosting this event.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact either Heidi Miller or Karen Campbell at (815) 941-3229; hmiller@grundyco.org or (815) 941-3214; kcampbell@grundyco.org.

Love your Earth Grundy County and recycle!

 

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Contact:

Heidi Miller, Land Use Director

815.941.3229

hmiller@grundyco.org


When: 7/22/2016  ·  8:00am
Where:
7 /23 · Tire Recycling Event
Tire Recycling Event

 

6/14/2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Grundy County Tire Recycling Event July 22, and 23rd

The Grundy County Land Use Department will be hosting a tire recycling event at the Olson’s Recycling Center located on 354 W. Jackson Street (West Route 6) in Seneca on Friday July 22nd and Saturday July 23rd from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

We ask that all residents comply with the following:

-       NO commercial, industrial or agricultural tires.

-       All tires must be off of the rims or will be declined.

-       Only passenger truck or car tires will be allowed.

-       Limited to six (6) tires per vehicle.

-       Must be able to unload tires and assist in the loading of the tires into the trailer

 

Liberty Tire of Chicago will be our tire recycler and will process the tires for the following green uses:

-       Crumb rubber that will have an end use for welcome mats, railroad ties, and rubberized asphalt

-       Industrial feedstock used for automotive parts, paints and coatings

-       Rubber mulch for garden use

-       Tire derived fuel that is an alternative to coal, oil, natural gas that is used by cement kilns, and paper/pulp mills.

 

Thank you Grundy County residents for recycling and to Olson Recycling for hosting this event.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact either Heidi Miller or Karen Campbell at (815) 941-3229; hmiller@grundyco.org or (815) 941-3214; kcampbell@grundyco.org.

Love your Earth Grundy County and recycle!

 

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Contact:

Heidi Miller, Land Use Director

815.941.3229

hmiller@grundyco.org

Do you have any old tires you would like to get rid of? The Village is hosting a tire recycling event on Friday, July 22nd 8:00am-4:00pm and also Saturday, July 23rd from 8:00am-2:00pm at Olson's Salvage Yard, Seneca. This event is made possible by Grundy County and Liberty Tire. For questions, please call Heidi Miller at (815) 941-3229

When: 7/23/2016  ·  8:00am
Where:
7 /25 · Bobby Hunt - Circus Boy Live Show
Bobby Hunt - Circus Boy Live Show

Seneca Public Library is hosting an action packed circus show on Monday, July 25th at 6:00pm.  All ages are welcome!!
When: 7/25/2016  ·  6:00 pm
Where:
7 /25 · Guitar Camp Starts!!
Guitar Camp Starts!!

Another awesome summer ahead with multiple cooking camps available for ages 4-13!! Guitar Camps start July 25th for ages 8-13 and NEW this year....sewing camps offered for ages 8-12 years old, this one starts May 30th. CALL Patty Newberry for information, 815-325-5058. Forms available at Village Hall and cost is $20 per camp for Seneca residents and $30 per camp for non-residents payable to Seneca Park Board.


When: 7/25/2016  ·  10:00 am
Where:
7 /27 · Lunch With Friends Potluck
Lunch With Friends Potluck

Everyone invited to stop in for the "Lunch With Friends" potluck at the First United Methodist Church, 117 W. Lincoln Street, Seneca noon today!!
When: 7/27/2016  ·  12:00 pm
Where:


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