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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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A Century Old Labor Of Love Returns Monday to Lee County

One of the joys of the Christmas season is the anticipation of getting the gifts and wrapping them up for the ones you love. But, for some people it is a tough time and there just is not enough money to get all the items you want to give. For over the past 100 years…read more »

Stewart Sworn in

A New Senator for the 45th District as Stewart Sworn In

The 45th Senatorial District in Illinois officially has a new senator. Senator Brian Stewart and Representative Andrew Chesney were sworn in Wednesday, December 5, at the Lincoln Douglas Debate Square in Freeport, Illinois, by the Honorable Michael P. Bald, Presiding Judge of Stephenson County. Former Senator Tim Bivins of Dixon officially retired from office on…read more »

Amboy Obituaries

Barbara Joan Goy

Barbara Joan Goy, of Amboy died on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at home surrounded by her family. Barb was one of 13 children born on February 24, 1939 to William and Aileen (Brady) Morrissey. Barb was a graduate of Amboy High School. She married LeRoy George Goy on April 18th, 1958.  She was a lifelong…read more »


Dora M. Dimmig

Dora M. Dimmig, 92, of Amboy, IL, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Dixon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Dixon, IL. Dora was born on September 27, 1926, in rural Harmon on her family’s farm, the daughter of John and Lucinda (Portner) Jacobs. She worked for Raynor Garage Doors in Dixon for 20 years…read more »

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