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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, Festival Committee, Cruise Night Committee as well as the members who make up the several Boards for our community.

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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 16-09 passed November 15, 2016.

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)
8 /24 · Community Blood Drive
Community Blood Drive

Louise Brucker called and would like everyone to know that the Delta Theta Tau Sorority is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, August 24th from 3-7 pm at the West Campus, 326 E. Scott Street. Boost Post
When: 8/24/2017  ·  3:00 pm
8 /25 · Shredding Event in Morris
Shredding Event in Morris

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Grundy County Document Shredding Event August 25, 2017, 10:00 AM to Noon 1320 Union Street, Morris, IL 60450 The Land Use Department’s Environmental Resource and Conservation Office (ERCO) will be hosting a shredding event for residents on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to noon. The event will take place in the front parking lot of the Grundy County Administration Building located at 1320 Union Street in Morris. Please limit your shredding materials to two standard paper ream boxes in order for more people to be able to participate. As this event will save you the time of shredding sensitive documents, the cost of a shredder, and recycle the most recoverable material, it is a complete win for you and environment. The process that takes place at our Shredding Event the day of the event is the following: 1) Paper is dumped into a shredding device that is part of a box truck 2) Documents are shredded on site 3) Shredded paper is weighed and then recycled 4) Grundy County residents give back to the Earth resources We appreciate your efforts in recycling and look forward to seeing you at this event. If you should have any questions please feel free to contact our office at (815) 941-3228. Thank you Grundy County residents!
When: 8/25/2017  ·  10:00 am
8 /26 · Seneca Cruise Night Event on Main Street
Seneca Cruise Night Event on Main Street

When: 8/26/2017  ·  
8 /30 · Lunch With FriendsPotluck @Seneca Methodist Church
Lunch With FriendsPotluck @Seneca Methodist Church

When: 8/30/2017  ·  12:00 pm
9 /4 · Labor Day Holiday Observed
Labor Day Holiday Observed

When: 9/4/2017  ·  
9 /5 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

When: 9/5/2017  ·  7:00 pm
9 /9 · Village Wide Garage Sale Event
Village Wide Garage Sale Event

Call Sarah Fox for details on this event, or to sign up to be on the map! Sarah's number is 815-228-3376
When: 9/9/2017  ·  
9 /13 · Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall
Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall

When: 9/13/2017  ·  7:00 pm
9 /19 · Park Board Meeting - Village Hall
Park Board Meeting - Village Hall

When: 9/19/2017  ·  6:00 pm
9 /19 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

When: 9/19/2017  ·  7:00 pm

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News & Notes
·Information provided by Kris Zierke: "Packs for Pa
·Quality Water Report for 2016
Please click on this link to access the 2016 water report ...Read more...
·Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS
Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS WRESTLING LEAGUE Contact 815-617-2681 Bill Hamby for information SOCCER LEAGUE 815-302-5745 Valerie Arwood WWW.SENECAYOUTHSOCCER.ORG Indoor Soccer League Dan Jackson ...Read more...
LUNCH WITH FRIENDS 2017 SCHEDULE January 25 February 22 March 29 April 26 May 31 June 28 July 26 August 30 September 27 October 25 November & December—No Luncheon ...Read more...
·Open Meeting Act Compensation Package Information
2017 Open Meeting Act Total Compensation Packages Exceeding $75,000.00 per Year Include: 1. James Applebee 2. Scott Holman 3. Harry Kosters 4. George Lamboley 5. Ray Meglan ...Read more...
·Crotty Park Reservation Information
Seneca residents may reserve the shelter for family reunions, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc. for a charge of $25.00; non-resident fee is $50.00 If you choose to use the kitchen, the fee is an additional $50.00 for village residents ($25.00 dep ...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...
·Foreclosure Notices
·Electronic Waste Recycling Invormation
Heidi Miller, Grundy County Land Use Director has provided the following information on how to recycle your televisions: A-Team Recyclers, 815-600-3608 (TVs) cost is $60.00 and they will pick up at your home. Call company for details AVA Recycling, 815-55 ...Read more...
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