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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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Several Win Races Throughout the Sauk Valley

Several other decisions in the Sauk Valley were decided Tuesday night. In Forreston voters chose Monty Cotter, Ken Vinnedge and Gary Buss out of a field of 6 candidates for Village Trustee’s.  In the Oregon City Commissioner’s Race Timothy Krug, Melanie Cozzi, Terry Schuster and Kurtis Ray Wilson won their races. Polo voters chose Randy…read more »

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Sauk Valley Voters Said Yes to Almost All Tax Increase Requests

Voters in several Sauk Valley communities had to decide if they wanted to raise their taxes for specific reasons. In Oregon the Police Protection Tax Increase of .60% on all taxable Property was approved 195-147.  Franklin Grove voters overwhelmingly approved the construction of a new fire station as the Fire District Bond was approved. Voters…read more »

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Demmer Says Lawmakers Do Not Care What Tax Barrage is Doing to Families

A recent Wallet Hub study gave Illinois the new title of “Highest Tax Burden State in the Nation”. State Representative Tom Demmer of Dixon joined colleagues in calling for an end to the barrage of tax increases in the state. Demmer says the conversation about taxes in Illinois around a family’s dinner table is far…read more »

Amboy Obituaries

Mary Ann Gould

Mary Ann Gould, age 72, of Amboy, died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Amboy, April 16, 1946, the daughter of Daniel T. and Eda Elva (Blan) Newman. Mary Ann worked as a housekeeper for Mapleside Manor in Amboy. She was also a waitress at the Long…read more »

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Lee County Sheriff Joins Effort for Officer Safety

The Illinois Sheriff’s Association and Lee County Sheriff John Simonton would like to announce the 2019 Officer Safety and Scott’s Law Safety Initiative. Sixteen law enforcement officers have been hit while conducting traffic stops on the side of the road in 2019.  Illinois has had 4 traffic related officer fatalities already.  The Sheriff’s Association says…read more »

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