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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 16-09 passed November 15, 2016.

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)

Information provided by Kent Weber: Seneca High School FFA Toy Show will be Sunday, March 26th from 9 am - 2 pm. Pedal Pull at NOON, Auction at 2 pm and there is food all day. Admission is $2 and anyone under 12 FREE
When: 3/26/2017  ·  9:00 am
3 /29 · Lunch With FriendsPotluck @Seneca Methodist Church
Lunch With FriendsPotluck @Seneca Methodist Church

When: 3/29/2017  ·  12:00 pm
4 /4 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

When: 4/4/2017  ·  7:00 pm
4 /6 · CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall
CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall

Please contact April Blair for information relating to CUB Scouts and/or meetings 815-687-0272
When: 4/6/2017  ·  6:00 pm
4 /8 · Community Easter Egg Hunt at Crotty Park
Community Easter Egg Hunt at Crotty Park

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Crotty Park, April 8th at noon. Please contact Jennifer Bilyeu for information on this event 815-357-8363
When: 4/8/2017  ·  12:00 pm
4 /12 · Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall
Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall

When: 4/12/2017  ·  7:00 pm
4 /14 · Good Friday Village Holiday
Good Friday Village Holiday

When: 4/14/2017  ·  
4 /18 · Park Board Meeting - Village Hall
Park Board Meeting - Village Hall

When: 4/18/2017  ·  6:00 pm
4 /18 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

When: 4/18/2017  ·  7:00 pm
4 /20 · CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall
CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall

Please contact April Blair for information relating to CUB Scouts and/or meetings 815-687-0272
When: 4/20/2017  ·  6:00 pm

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News & Notes
·Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Heidi Miller of Grundy County Land Use Department would like to announce there will be an electronic waste recycling event on Saturday, April 29th from 8:00 am - noon at the Grundy County Animal Control Facility, 310 DuPont Road, Morris, IL 60450. Fees ...Read more...
·The United Methodist Church of Seneca would like t
The United Methodist Church of Seneca would like to announce that they are looking for someone to play the piano for their church services. If interested, please contact Steve at (815) 228-7500 ...Read more...
·July Seneca Tire Collection Event
Grundy County is working in conjunction with Seneca to provide a recycle event ...Read more...
·Did you know that there is a CUB Scout Group??
CUB Scouting is alive in Seneca.... ...
·Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS
Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS WRESTLING LEAGUE Contact 815-617-2681 Bill Hamby for information SOCCER LEAGUE 815-302-5745 Valerie Arwood WWW.SENECAYOUTHSOCCER.ORG Indoor Soccer League Dan Jackson ...Read more...
LUNCH WITH FRIENDS 2017 SCHEDULE January 25 February 22 March 29 April 26 May 31 June 28 July 26 August 30 September 27 October 25 November & December—No Luncheon ...Read more...
·Open Meeting Act Compensation Package Information
2017 Open Meeting Act Total Compensation Packages Exceeding $75,000.00 per Year Include: 1. James Applebee 2. Scott Holman 3. Harry Kosters 4. George Lamboley 5. Ray Meglan ...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...
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