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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, 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 15-07 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.
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Upcoming Events (30 days)
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
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
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
7 /28 · Library Mini Golf
Library Mini Golf

Seneca Public Library is hosting an event called "Library Mini Golf" Thursday, July 28th at 5:00pm for ages pre-school through 6th grade.
When: 7/28/2016  ·  5:00 pm
7 /30 · Seneca Night at Joliet Slammers
Seneca Night at Joliet Slammers


On Saturday, July 30, it will be Seneca Night at the Joliet Slammers baseball game.  The game will be held at Silver Cross Field at 6:05 against the River City Rascals.  If you would like more information about attending the game, please call Greg Stahl, at 815-587-4977.  The game is sponsored by the Seneca Park Board.

When: 7/30/2016  ·  6:05 pm
8 /2 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Village Council meeting starts at 7:00pm at Seneca Village Hall -- Everyone invited!!
When: 8/2/2016  ·  7:00 pm
8 /5 · Pizza Party at Seneca Public Library
Pizza Party at Seneca Public Library

Seneca Public Library would like to invite all children that have completed the reading program to attend a pizza party at the library.  Turn in the book logs on or before Wednesday, August 3rd. 

Friday, August 5th 12:00-1:00pm

When: 8/5/2016  ·  12:00 pm
8 /10 · Seneca Plan Commission Meeting
Seneca Plan Commission Meeting

Seneca Plan Commission meeting at 7:00pm, Seneca Village Hall -- everyone is invited!!
When: 8/10/2016  ·  7:00 pm
8 /11 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Seneca Park Board meeting is tonight at 7:00pm Seneca Village Hall....everyone is welcome to attend
When: 8/11/2016  ·  7:00 pm
8 /16 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Village Council meeting starts at 7:00pm at Seneca Village Hall -- Everyone invited!!
When: 8/16/2016  ·  7:00 pm
8 /18 · Seneca Historical Guild Meeting
Seneca Historical Guild Meeting

Everyone is invited to attend the Seneca Historical Guild Meeting at Village Hall, tonight at 6:00pm
When: 8/18/2016  ·  6:00 pm

Full Calendar

News & Notes
·Seneca Area Heritage Museum Information
Here is some information for you on the museum at the Seneca Depot Building... ...Read more...
·New Officers Hired for Seneca Police Department
·Safety Warning Announcement
·Seneca Park Board Summer Camp information
Cooking Camps, Guitar Camp and also Sewing Camps offered this year for kids!!! ...Read more...
Attention all Seneca residents, ...
·Hey PINTEREST fans -- Seneca Public Library Distri
Hey PINTEREST fans -- Seneca Public Library District now has a page!! Follow them for the latest book reads..... ...Read more...
·Seneca History Guild is looking for donations of o
Seneca History Guild is looking for donations of old Seneca phone books -- please drop them off at Village Hall. For information call 815-357-8478 THANK YOU from the Guild members!!!! ...Read more...
·Consumer Confidence Report from the IEPA
A copy of the Consumer Confidence Report is now available under the downloads section of the Village website and also at Seneca Village Hall. This report consolidates testing results for the Village water system for the year 2015; no violations were repor ...Read more...
·NIXLE Emergency Response Program Information
·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...
·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...
·2016 Village Holiday Schedule
2016 Village Holiday Schedule is as follows: ...
·2016 Village of Seneca Yearly Meeting Schedule
2016 Seneca Yearly Meeting Schedule Information ...
·2016 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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