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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)

Village Hall will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.....
When: 9/7/2015  ·  
9 /10 · Story Time at Seneca Library
Story Time at Seneca Library

Anyone with children aged 3-5 are invited to "Story Time" which will be held every Thursday morning starting September 10th from 10:30AM-11:00AM, kids will enjoy stories, finger plays, crafts and games!  Please call 815-357-6566 or simply stop into the library to sign up!
When: 9/10/2015  ·  10:30 am
9 /12 · Miracle Network Event
Miracle Network Event

Information provided by Louise Brucker:

Everyone invited to participate in the Miracle Network Hospital "Walk a Mile" event....this will take place at Crotty Park on September 12th starting at 9am.  All donations will be given to needy children.  Call Louise if you have questions, 309-287-3098

When: 9/12/2015  ·  9:00 am
9 /13 · Seneca Youth Bseball Softball Assoc. Tournament
Seneca Youth Bseball Softball Assoc. Tournament

Information provided by Melissa Klicker:

First Annual Seneca Youth Baseball Softball Association Softball Tournament...September 13, 2015 9:00am at Crotty Park. Bring the WHOLE family for a day of fun!! The tournament is for ages 13 and up! co-ed tournament that will include winners and losers bracket. Events will include a silent auction, softball tournament, food, drinks, bounce house fun, kids games.
Find them on Facebook search - Seneca Youth Baseball Softball Assoc. for questions, e-mail to contact (also get a form) proceeds will benefit the SYBSA organization!

When: 9/13/2015  ·  9:00 am
9 /14 · Fall Fun Craft event
Fall Fun Craft event

Kids ages 3 and up will enjoy an event at the Seneca Public Library called "Fall Fun" which they will be able to make a craft and enjoy a treat!  Please pre-register in advance for all children's programs by calling 815-357-6566.
When: 9/14/2015  ·  6:00 pm
9 /15 · Adult Lunch & Movie Event
Adult Lunch & Movie Event

The Seneca Public Library would like to invite all adults to their "Adult Lunch & Movie" event on September 15th at noon.  The library will be showing "Woman in Gold" starring Helen Mirren.
When: 9/15/2015  ·  12:00 pm
9 /17 · Family Movie Night
Family Movie Night

The Seneca Public Library invites you to join them for a family movie night.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  Please register in advance by calling (815) 357-6566 or simply stop into the library!  They will be playing "Cinderella" (rated PG)
When: 9/17/2015  ·  5:00 pm
9 /24 · Baseball in the Attic
Baseball in the Attic

Have you ever wondered what your vintage sports card or memorabilia collection is worth?  Michael Osacky from Baseball in the Attic will be at the Seneca Library on Thursday, September 24th at 6:30pm.  Michael is a vintage sports and memorabilia appraiser and will explain the ins and outs of sports memorabilia.  Michael has written numerous articles for national publications such as Parade Magazine, Huffington Post, Kiplinger's Magazine and American Legion Magazine. 

Bring along your special treasurer, and after the program he will do FREE appraisals.  Limit to one item per person, please.  ALL ages are welcome.  Please register in advance by calling (815) 357-6566 or simply stop by the library.

When: 9/24/2015  ·  6:30 pm
9 /26 · Electronic Waste Collection
Electronic Waste Collection

Information provided by Grundy County:  Save the Date for "E-Waste" Recycling Event in Seneca!!  Saturday, September 26th at the Seneca Police Department, 340 N. Cash Street from 9:00am - 1:00pm -- this is a residential collection only and everyone is limited to 1 television per vehicle.  Electronics collected will be: computers, monitors, memory sticks, printer cartridges, laptops, hard drives, power cables, televisions, PSP's, networking equipment, fax machines, photocopiers, cellphones, CD players, DVD players, digital games, VCR's, MP3's, microwaves.  If you want any additional information, or have questions please call 815-941-3228 or 815-941-3214
When: 9/26/2015  ·  9:00 am
9 /30 · 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: 9/30/2015  ·  12:00 pm

Full Calendar

News & Notes
·Softball Tournament Event
·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...
·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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