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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 15-01 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 /7 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone welcome to attend the Village Council meeting 7pm tonight at Village Hall
When: 7/7/2015  ·  7:00 pm
7 /8 · Plan Commission Meeting
Plan Commission Meeting

Plan Commission Meeting 7pm Village Hall
When: 7/8/2015  ·  7:00 pm
7 /9 · Park Board Meeting
Park Board Meeting

Park Board Meeting Seneca Village Hall 7pm
When: 7/9/2015  ·  7:00 pm
7 /11 · Lapsit story time with Anna
Lapsit story time with Anna

Please bring your 0-3 year old for lapsit story time with Anna!  Saturday, July 11th 11:00am at Seneca Public Library -- call 815-357-6566 for details
When: 7/11/2015  ·  11:00 am
7 /11 · Joliet Slammers Game
Joliet Slammers Game





Seneca Night at Joliet Slammers


On Saturday, July 11, the Seneca Village Park Board will sponsor “Seneca Night” at the Joliet Slammers.  The game will be at Silver Cross Stadium in downtown Joliet starting at 6:05 versus the Southern Illinois Miners from Marion, Il.  Come on out and enjoy a great family evening of baseball and celebrate Seneca’s Sesquicentennial. 


The Illinois River Valley Soccer Association of Seneca will be selling tickets for “Seneca Night.” Tickets are $10 and the seats are Box Seats behind the Slammers dugout.  You may call Heather, at 217-519-0440.


Tickets are also available at the Seneca Village Hall or by calling 815-587-4977.  A  free bus will be provided by the Park Board and will leave the High School Parking lot at 3:45 and you can sign up for it at Village Hall also.






When: 7/11/2015  ·  6:05 pm
7 /12 · Breakfast in the Park Event
Breakfast in the Park Event

Seneca American Legion would like to invite everyone to the "Breakfast in the Park" event 7-12-15 from 8:00am to noon at Crotty Park
When: 7/12/2015  ·  8:00 am
7 /13 · Jeanie B! event at Seneca Public Library
Jeanie B! event at Seneca Public Library

Jeanie B! event is where kid's will enjoy music (this event is for all ages) and will be at the Seneca Public Library on Monday, July 13th at 6:00pm
When: 7/13/2015  ·  6:00 pm
7 /13 · Kid's Cooking Camp Information
Kid's Cooking Camp Information




Cooking Camps

Ages 7 to 13

Time: 10 a.m. to Noon

June 15th through 18th

Hogwart's Table from Harry Potter

Day 1: Rock Cakes, Butterbeer, Herbology Bites, Shepard's Pie

Day 2: Pumpkin Pastries, Fish & Chips, Kreacher's French Onion Soup

Day 3: Paddington Burgers, Snitch Truffles, Triple Power Icy Lemon Pops, Over-Sized Blueberry Muffins

Day 4: Ollivander's Original Wands, Leaky Cauldron, Cornish Pastries, Vol-au-vents


July 13th through 16th

Batter-Up Sports Cooking Camp

Day 1: Football Hoagies, Pesto Turf, Touchdown Three Bean Chili, Defense Dessert Nachos

Day 2: Ballpark Pretzel Bites, Mustard Dipping Sauce, Bambino Chicken Bats, Homemade Slushies

Day 3: Homemade Gatorade, Hockey Puck Brownies, Energy Blast Breakfast Burritos, Penalty Box Taco Pizzas

Day 4: Cheese Stuffed Soccer Balls (Meatballs), Chunky Tomato Sauce, Power Bar Bites, Champion Mini Cheesecakes








Ages 4 to 6

12:30 to 2 p.m.

June 15th through 18th

Cars & Planes ~ Vroom...Start Your Ovens!

Day 1: Dusty's Delicious Cornbread, Mater's Tators, Fillmore's Fuel (Homemade Lemonade)

Day 2: Lightning McQueen's Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Luigi's Linguini,  Sarge's Sauce

Day 3: Sally's Snickerdoodles, El Chu's Chips & Salsa, Ramone's Raspberry Parfait

Day 4: Dusty's Dippers (veggies & dips), Dottie's Delicious Drink, Flo's Fabulous Flapjacks


July 13th through 16th

Market Fresh

Day 1: Pasta & Trees (Broccoli), Watermelon Fresca, Homemade Garlic Bread

Day 2: Farmers Market Pasta Salad, Fresh Lemonade, Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick

Day 3: Rainbow Fruit Salad, Blueberry Blastoff, Broccoli Salad

Day 4: Vegetable Soup, Carrot Cake Cupcakes, Cream Cheese Frosting

When: 7/13/2015  ·  
7 /16 · Seneca Historical Guild Meeting
Seneca Historical Guild Meeting

Everyone welcome to the Seneca Historical Guild Meeting 6pm at Seneca Village Hall
When: 7/16/2015  ·  6:00 pm
7 /20 · Jump Up! Family Music Event
Jump Up! Family Music Event

Seneca Public Library is hosting a "Jump Up!" family music event on Monday, July 20th 6:00pm for all ages
When: 7/20/2015  ·  6:00 pm
7 /21 · Village Council Meeting
Village Council Meeting

Everyone welcome to the Seneca Village Council meeting 7pm Village Hall
When: 7/21/2015  ·  7:00 pm
7 /21 · Adult Lunch & Movie Event
Adult Lunch & Movie Event

Seneca Public Library is hosting an "Adult Lunch & Movie Event" on Tuesday, July 21st  at noon... showing "The Theory of Everything" starring Eddie Redmayne -- please register in advance for all adult programs by calling 815-357-6566 or by coming into the library
When: 7/21/2015  ·  12:00 pm
7 /25 · Latex Paint and Used Clothing/Shoes/Household Line
Latex Paint and Used Clothing/Shoes/Household Line


For Immediate Release


Latex Paint and Used Clothing/Shoes/Household Linens Event

Saturday July 25, 2015 9:00 AM to Noon

Grundy County Administration Building 1320 Union Street, Morris


The Environmental Office of the Grundy County Land Use Department is holding a used clothing/shoe and latex paint disposal event on Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Administration Building from 9:00 AM to Noon.


Giving new life to clothes (textiles) and latex paint is a great opportunity for Grundy residents to recycle and reuse precious resources!  


Latex Paint Recycling:


As the disposal of Latex Paint is a problem for many residents in Grundy County, Earth Paints has partnered with the Land Use Department to provide a green solution to this dilemma to provide a green solution to this dilemma. At this event there will be a recycling fee that is assessed by the size of the latex paint container. The following will be charged:


-       Quart - $2.00 each

-       1 gallon - $3.50 each

-       2 gallon - $5.50 each

-       5 gallon - $10.00  each


EARTH Paints will accept checks or cash for the recycling fee of the latex paint.


EARTH Paints takes all of the Latex paint that it receives for recycling and separates them according to quality and color. It is then shipped off to companies such that it is recycled into new paint, concrete and some is sent to charitable organizations that re-blend it and make it available to underfunded communities in the US and abroad. Containers are sent back to the paint industries for recycling.


Used Clothes/Shoes/Linens Recycling:


UsAgain will be collecting all used clothing, foot wear, accessories (such as hats/gloves, bags and purses) and household linens such as sheets, blankets, drapes, and towels. Items are then shipped to underprivileged countries, and secondhand stores. Items that are too worn reprocessed to create car insulation, sound insulation, seat cushions, rags, towels, and new clothing.


Please feel free to direct all questions to either Heidi Miller at (815) 941-3229 ( or Karen Campbell at (815) 941-3412 (


We thank you residents of Grundy County for caring about your Earth and recycling your latex paint and unused textiles.  

When: 7/25/2015  ·  9:00 am
7 /27 · Super Stolie Event
Super Stolie Event

High energy music show at the Seneca Public Library 6pm Monday, July 27th for ALL ages!  Call to register 815-357-6566
When: 7/27/2015  ·  6:00 pm
7 /29 · 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: 7/29/2015  ·  12:00 pm
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

Full Calendar

News & Notes
·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...
·Park Board Kids Cooking Camp Information
If interested in having your child participate in the kid's cooking camps, call Patty Newberry for information 815-357-3293 ...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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