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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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What is in Seneca?

The Village of Seneca has a lot to offer to visitors to our area. 


The I&M Canal State Trail provides a great adventure for nature lovers, historians, photographers, hikers, bicyclists, joggers and snowmobilers.  Visitors can follow this 61.5 mile state trail and enjoy many scenic views of the canal.


Seneca is located on the scenic Illinois River.  The river provides for many activities such as boating, fishing, and picturesque sight seeing.  (The sunsets can be spectacular.)


In addition to several outstanding marinas, Seneca also has a wonderful free public boat launch with access to the river, shelters for picnic lunches and a safe, clean dock.


Crotty Park has a shelter that can be reserved for family reunions, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc.  There is also a playground, soccer, and baseball field.


We also have numerous historical attractions such as the Hogan Grain Elevator on the I&M Canal, Seneca Area History Museum, LST Memorial in Crotty Park, the Veterans Memorial Wall at the Seneca Library.

What's going on in Seneca?

Seneca always has many events going on for residents and visitors alike. Some of events that may be of interest include: FIRE HYDRANT UPGRADE INFORMATION,

FIRE HYDRANT UPGRADE INFORMATION: There will be a water shut off for the south west quadrant of town starting at 9:00 am tomorrow, Tuesday, September 26th and a boil order will follow until further notice. This should take approximately four hours to complete the hydrant upgrades. The streets affected will be: West Lincoln Street West Union Street South Cash Street South Market Street ALL of Hossack Street Grant Street Village Court Short Street Victory Drive Tautz Street Mariner's Village Country Court Christie Street Weir Street Hickory Court West South Street South Main Street (West side ONLY) from Armstrong to South Street Per Jim Applebee, this will NOT affect any schools. If you have any questions at all please contact Village Hall at (815) 357-8771 Any updates will be posted on Village Facebook, Twitter and Website, thank you for your patience.
When: 9/26/2017  ??  9:00 am
SHS Homecoming Parade,
SHS Homecoming Parade

Information provided by Kent Weber: The Seneca High School Homecoming Parade will fall on Saturday, September 30th starting at 10:00am
When: 9/30/2017  ??  10:00 am
Pet Blessing Event,
Pet Blessing Event

Information provided by Our Savior's Lutheran Church: Pet blessing on Saturday, October 7th at 9:00 am on the lawn east of Our Savior's church, 300 East Union Street (ALL pets welcome) Pastor Kris mentioned if it is a pet will be blessed from a distance :) :) :)
When: 10/7/2017  ??  9:00 am
Morton Arboretum Trip,
Morton Arboretum Trip

Seneca Park and Recreation Take a trip to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL on December 10, 2017 See trees in a different light. Stroll a mile-long paved path through the winter woods. Let award-winning lights and projections spark your imagination. Hug or sing to trees, and they respond! See lights dance to excerpts recorded by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Make memories with a night unlike any other! Date: Sunday, December 10th 4:30 entry Registrations taken from Sept 16, 2017 – Oct 1, 2017 Bus will depart promptly @ 3:15 pm Cost: $22.00 per Adult/Resident We will be stopping for dinner after our brisk walk through $14.00 per Child/Resident (12 and under) the Arboretum. This cost is your responsibility. $32.00 per Adult person/Non-Resident $24.00 per Child/Non-Resident (12 and under) Registration Form Can be dropped off at the Village Hall of Seneca @ 340 N. Cash Street, Seneca – you can also pay on-line @ – click on “pay here” (right hand side) then click on “Miscellaneous/Invoice Payments-choose “other” Name: ____________________________ Phone: ________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________Emergency Phone: _______________ No of Res Tickets: ____ @ $22/$14 ea _____ Paid: Cash _____/Check _____/Epay on Village Site _____ No of Non-Res Tickets: ____ @ $32/$24 ea _____ Paid: Cash _____/Check _____/Epay on Village Site _____ Email Address: ________________________________________________________________________ Once registration is received you will receive an email regarding Parking/Pickup for Bus on 12/10 This will also be your confirmation for the trip. **We also suggest that any one under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult**
When: 12/10/2017  ??  
and lots more!
For a complete calendar of events in Seneca click here.
Business Directory

Seneca has a variety of businesses to take care of all your needs.  From gas, groceries, fishing supplies, auto repair, animal care, computer services, hardware and so much more.  Please click on the picture above to view the latest Seneca Business Directory.

Restaurant Directory

Seneca has lots of excellent choices for dining. Dine in, dine out or have it catered! Please click above to view the latest guide to local eateries in Seneca.

Directions to Seneca

(from Bloomington -- approximately 45 minutes)

Take exit 201 (Pontiac) and go North on Hwy 23, 5 miles, turn right on Hwy 170 North, for approx. 20 miles.


(from Joliet -- approximately 30 minutes)

Take exit 105 off I-80, South 4 miles to Seneca, turn left onto Main Street/IL 170.


(from Rockford -- approximately 1.5 hours)

Take I-39 South to I-80. East on I-80 to exit 105, South 4 miles to Seneca, turn left onto Main Street/IL 170.

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