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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: Our Savior's Ice Cream Social,
Our Savior's Ice Cream Social

Join Our Savior's for an ice cream social 300 East Union Street on June 24th 6:30 pm Everyone Welcome to attend!!
When: 6/24/2018  ??  6:30 pm
Seneca Vacation Bible School,
Seneca Vacation Bible School

Community Vacation Bible School at Seneca's First Methodist Church June 25 - June 29th from 9:00 am - 11:30 am 3 year old-4th grade For more information, or questions please call 815-357-6128 (Our Savior's Church)
When: 6/25/2018  ??  9:00 am
Chief Sears Retirement Celebration at SHS,
Chief Sears Retirement Celebration at SHS

Please be aware that we've changed the venue for the Retirement Celebration for Jerry Sears. Join us at the Seneca High School between 1 - 4 p.m. on June 30th. The venue change was made to ensure the comfort of all of our guests as the Fire Department bays do not have air conditioning.
When: 6/30/2018  ??  1:00 pm
Independence Day Holiday - Observed,
Independence Day Holiday - Observed

Village offices will be closed on today's date for the Independence Day holiday
When: 7/4/2018  ??  
Park Board Kids Art Camp,
Park Board Kids Art Camp

Park Board Kids Art Camp starts on July 9th - 13th. For any child entering grades 1st through 4th your camp will begin 9:00 am - 10:00 am at the SHS West Campus. The instructor is Kathy Kilday-Bolton. The projects include a ceramic dinner plate/bowl or mug (child chooses one when registering) and a canvas project, water color project and a drawing project. For kids entering grades 5th - 9th your time will begin 10:30 am - 11:30 am. Check out the Park Board Website at or call Nadine Maierhofer at 815-252-0034 if you have any questions. Also, you can register your child up to two weeks prior to the first day of camp.
When: 7/9/2018  ??  
Park Board Kids Guitar Camp,
Park Board Kids Guitar Camp

Park Board Kids Guitar Camp begins July 16-19th this is held from 8:30 am - 10:30 am and held at SHS West Campus by Alby Odum. For information, please call Nadine Maierhofer at 815-252-0034 or visit the Park Board Website at Your child will learn to play fun songs using notes and chords, learn to read guitar tablature, no prior knowledge is required, guitars will be provided or you may also bring your own - and you will get music sheets to take home!
When: 7/16/2018  ??  
SGS New Student Registration Date,
SGS New Student Registration Date

For information pertaining to the new student registration date for Seneca Grade School, please call Rhonda at (815) 357-8744 option 2
When: 7/27/2018  ??  
Seneca Cruise Night Event on Main Street,
Seneca Cruise Night Event on Main Street

The 2018 Cruise Night event will fall on Saturday, August 4th -- if you have any questions at all, please contact Erica Weinreich at 815-343-2198
When: 8/4/2018  ??  
Labor Day Holiday Observed,
Labor Day Holiday Observed

Village offices will be closed on today's date for the Labor Day holiday
When: 9/3/2018  ??  
FREE Electronic Waste Recycling Event ,
FREE Electronic Waste Recycling Event

The Grundy County Land Use Department and Grundy County would like to announce they are hosting a FREE Electronic Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, September 22nd from 8:00 am until noon. This event will be held 310 East Dupont Road, Morris. (815) 941-3229 - call for information. The following general electronics will be accepted: TVs Monitors Laptops Printers Computer towers Printers/Fax/Scanners Computer equipment Phones (cell/land line) PDA/MP3 Electronic cable Electronically operated household item this is for residential (Seneca INCLUDED) users only - and they will not accept white goods
When: 9/22/2018  ??  8:00 am
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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