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A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

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 accommodates 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 website, we offer Facebook or Twitter.  Simply join us by clicking on the icons above, and become a fan...it is that simple!   Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you visit our community soon!

Sincerely,

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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VILLAGE COUNCIL

The Village Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7P.M. at Village Hall, Everyone welcome to attend!
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COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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.

Seneca Comprehensive Plan  


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VILLAGE CODE

The Village of Seneca Code is now available online. 

This code was last updated to ordinance 18-01 passed January 2, 2018

Please follow this link:
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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)
6 /20 · Seneca Shipyard Festival
Seneca Shipyard Festival

The 2018 Seneca Shipyard Festival will fall June 20-23 according to Renee McKinney -- if you have any questions, please call her directly at (815) 795-7573 Wednesday, June 20th is Welcome Burger Sponsored by Spay it Forward -- 5:00 pm the Beer Garden Opens, 6:00 pm Carnival Midway Opens and 6 pm - 9 pm is live entertainment: The Neverly Brothers
When: 6/20/2018  ·  
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6 /21 · Seneca Shipyard Festival
Seneca Shipyard Festival

The 2018 Seneca Shipyard Festival will fall June 20-23 according to Renee McKinney -- if you have any questions, please call her directly at (815) 795-7573 5:00 pm Taste of Seneca/Beer Garden/Vendors and Craft area open. 6:00 pm 50/50 raffle by the Seneca Lions Club. 6:00 pm Carnival Midway Opens. 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Live Entertainment will be Mason Rivers Band (Country)
When: 6/21/2018  ·  
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6 /22 · Seneca Shipyard Festival
Seneca Shipyard Festival

The 2018 Seneca Shipyard Festival will fall June 20-23 according to Renee McKinney -- if you have any questions, please call her directly at (815) 795-7573 5:00 pm Taste of Seneca/Beer Garden/Vendors & Craft area opens. 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Live Entertainment: Chris Farrell (under the tent) 6:00 pm 50/50 raffle by Seneca Lions Club. 6:00 pm Carnival Midway Opens. 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Live entertainment by Snap Shot. 10:00 pm - 1:00 AM live entertainment Libido Funk Circus
When: 6/22/2018  ·  
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6 /23 · Seneca Shipyard Festival
Seneca Shipyard Festival

The 2018 Seneca Shipyard Festival will fall June 20-23 according to Renee McKinney -- if you have any questions, please call her directly at (815) 795-7573 10:00 am Vendors and Craft area open. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE tours of the Hogan Grain Elevator. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Children's Games (sponsored by CF Industries) 12:00 pm Taste of Seneca/Beer Garden, 12:00 pm Carnival Midway Opens. 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Live entertainment by Tom Edwards (under the tent). 5:00 pm Live entertainment: Free Chicken and Beer Band. 9:00 pm - 1:00 AM Live Entertainment: The Clients (with hometown gal Jonelle Fish Carter)
When: 6/23/2018  ·  
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6 /24 · 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
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6 /25 · 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
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6 /26 · 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: 6/26/2018  ·  9:00 am
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6 /27 · 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: 6/27/2018  ·  9:00 am
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6 /28 · 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: 6/28/2018  ·  9:00 am
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6 /29 · 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: 6/29/2018  ·  9:00 am
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6 /30 · 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
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7 /3 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

Everyone invited to the Seneca Village Council meeting tonight at 7:00 pm Village Hall. For questions, or if you wish to be included on the agenda please call (815) 357-8771
When: 7/3/2018  ·  7:00 pm
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7 /4 · 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  ·  
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7 /7 · Pork Chop Dinner at Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Pork Chop Dinner at Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 300 East Union Street is hosting a Pork Chop Dinner on Saturday, July 7th from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm - they will also have carry outs and hot dog dinner, too! call 357-6128 for information
When: 7/7/2018  ·  4:30 pm
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7 /9 · 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 www.senecaparkrecreation.com 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  ·  
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7 /11 · Village Plan Commission Meeting
Village Plan Commission Meeting

Everyone invited to the monthly Plan Commission Meeting held at Seneca Village Hall, 7:00 pm -- for any questions, please contact Chairman Tom Justice at (815) 545-2443
When: 7/11/2018  ·  7:00 pm
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7 /12 · Tire Collection Event at Olson's Salvage Yard
Tire Collection Event at Olson's Salvage Yard

Tire Collection event will be held at Olson's Salvage Yard Thursday, July 12-14th (Saturday, July 14th will be from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
When: 7/12/2018  ·  9:00 am
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7 /13 · Tire Collection Event
Tire Collection Event

Tire Collection Event at Olson's Salvage Yard, Thursday, July 12 - 14th. Saturday, July 14th will be from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
When: 7/13/2018  ·  9:00 am
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7 /14 · Tire Collection Event at Olson's Salvage Yard
Tire Collection Event at Olson's Salvage Yard

Tire Collection Event at Olson's Salvage Yard, Thursday, July 12 - 14th. Saturday, July 14th will be from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)
When: 7/14/2018  ·  9:00 am
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7 /16 · Seneca Port Authority Meeting
Seneca Port Authority Meeting


When: 7/16/2018  ·  7:00 pm
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7 /16 · 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 www.senecaparkrecreation.com 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  ·  
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7 /17 · Village Park Board Meeting
Village Park Board Meeting

Everyone invited to the monthly Park Board Meeting held at Seneca Village Hall, 6:00 pm -- for any questions, please contact Chairman Fran Kasten at (815) 357-8816
When: 7/17/2018  ·  6:00 pm
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7 /17 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

Everyone invited to the Seneca Village Council meeting tonight at 7:00 pm Village Hall. For questions, or if you wish to be included on the agenda please call (815) 357-8771
When: 7/17/2018  ·  7:00 pm
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News & Notes
·SHS Little Irish Boys/Girls Basketball Camp
Information provided by Nadine Maierhofer: SHS LIttle Girls/Boys Basketball Camp Info: ...Read more...
·Zoning Information
Please see the information below regarding zoning designations ...Read more...
·Mosquito Information Update From Comm. Timmons
Please read the information below: ...Read more...
·Yearly Water Report Available NOW
For information regarding the yearly water report, read below... ...Read more...
·Park Board Kids Camps begin in June!
Various camps are available this summer for your children ...Read more...
·Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Below is information regarding an electronic waste recycling event that Seneca residents can take advantage of! ...Read more...
·Seneca Piano Lessons...
I have just a few openings left for piano or vocal students in my home music studio in Seneca. I provide individualized instruction with an emphasis on technique and theory. I love seeing students build confidence and grow as musicians. I have taught a ...Read more...
·Chief Sears Retirement Celebration
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 bay ...Read more...
·Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS
sport contact list ...Read more...
·Foreclosure Notices
All foreclosure notices are kept in the office of the Seneca Village Clerk and are available if anyone wishes to have copies through the Freedom of Information Act. ...Read more...
·Village Download Tab on Website Information
Several forms and/or information is available on the Village Download Tab ...Read more...
·Village Zoning Related Questions
For Village zoning related questions, please contact our ZEO Frank Hall directly ...Read more...
·Main Street/Route 170 Information
Route 170/Main Street road repairs are the responsibility of IDOT. Please report potholes, and/or repairs needed directly to Amy Clark, Secretary of Operations at (815) 434-8417. Amy's hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F but she has assured us that there is a ...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...
·Open Meeting Act Compensation Package Information
2018 Open Meeting Act Total Compensation Packages Exceeding $75,000.00 per Year Include: ...Read more...
·Children's Used Book Drive Information
Do you have any children's books for ages pre-school to 6th grade? ...Read more...
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