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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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Amboy News

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Work on US 52 by Amboy Begins on Wednesday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction work on the structure carrying US 52 over the Green River on the south edge of Amboy will begin on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Sjostrom & Sons, Inc. will be starting the $388,000 contract to make improvements to the expansion joins and bridge deck surface.…read more »


IDOT Announces Road Closures on IL 251 Starting Next Week

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane closure will be installed on IL 251, 2 ½ miles south of Compton in Lee County, Illinois. The lane closure will be in the southbound lane beginning Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM and conclude by 8:00 AM Monday, August 26, 2019. A second closure…read more »

Lee County 4h Fair Donation

Lee County Farmer Directs Donation to Fair Association

Celebrating its 10th Year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. Lee County farmer Skip Willet directed $2,500 to the Lee County Fair Association.  As part of the mission the Fair…read more »

Lee County Sheriff Dodgeball

Lee County Deputies Do Not Fare Well in Dodge Ball

The Lee County Sheriff Department called it just another day at the Lee County 4-H Fair. According to the department 5 of our Deputies became involved in a shoot out of a different kind. The 5 deputies  took part in the Dodgeball tournament last minute.  The deputies did not fare too well as they lost…read more »

Amboy Obituaries


Arthur “Art” A Johnson

Arthur “Art” A. Johnson, 80, of Walnut, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Walnut, IL. He was a truck driver for Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling, after retiring he went to work for Ronnie Wolf hauling grain for 15 years. Art was born, May 19, 1939,…read more »


Richard Earl (Dick) Dewey

On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 Richard Earl (Dick) Dewey of Mendota, died suddenly in his home at the age of 86. Dick was born September 20, 1932 in Amboy, Illinois to Earl and Alice (Andrews) Dewey.  In 1949 Dick joined the army and served as a military driver in Tokyo, Japan for high ranking officers…read more »

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