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Amboy is a city in Lee County, Illinois, United States, along the Green River. The population was 2,561 at the 2000 census. The chain of Carson Pirie Scott & Co. began in Amboy when Samuel Carson opened his first dry goods store there in 1854. The Christian denomination Community of Christ, formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, had a general conference in Amboy on April 6, 1860, at which time Joseph Smith III reorganized the church founded by his father Joseph Smith, Jr.

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Kinzinger Deployed on Active Duty

Over this past weekend Congressman Adam Kinzinger was called to active duty and went on mission with his Air National Guard Unit.  The Congressman holds the rank of Lt. Colonel.  While on duty he will be staying in the United States. His staff wanted to let residents know his Washington DC and Illinois Offices will…read more »


Area School Libraries Get Part of $1.5 million Grant Money

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded over $1.2 million in FY 2020 School District Library Grant Program awards to 684 public school districts. More than 1.5 million Illinois students served by school library programs will benefit from the grants. Several Sauk Valley School Districts received a portion of the funding.  Several…read more »

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Are You Ready for This Weekend Winter Weather?

The first nasty winter weather of 2020 is forecast to make a visit to the Sauk Valley this weekend.  The rain is predicted to turn to freezing rain and then followed by snow.  This may be a good time to stay at home, play some board games with the family or watch your favorite movies.…read more »

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Amboy Fire Department Blood Drive Cancelled Due to Weather

The Amboy Fire Protection District was to host a blood drive and vendor show this Saturday January 11th.  The AFPD has made the decision to cancel this weekend’s Blood Drive + Vendor Show with the threat of weather and dangerous travel conditions. They will update on event rescheduling dates!read more »

Amboy Obituaries


Cynthia R “Cindy” McCoy

Cynthia R. “Cindy” McCoy age 58 of Amboy died Monday Jan. 20, 2020 at University Hospital in Madison, WI. She was born Nov. 26, 1961 in Mendota, IL the daughter of Donald and Sandra (Friel) Schamberger. Cindy married Dennis McCoy Jan. 27, 1978 in Dixon. She had worked at First Federal Savings, was a teacher’s…read more »

Russell L. Boehle

Russell L. Boehle, age 83, of Walnut, died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Heritage Health in Walnut. Russell was born January 2, 1937 in Princeton the son of Herbert and Iola (Conderman) Boehle.  He married Aldina Fusinetti on May 5, 1962 at St. Patrick’s Church in Arlington, IL.  Russell was employed at Steele and Haurberg,…read more »

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