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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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FSA Plans Public Meetings for Lee County Farmers About 2018 Farm Bill

The Farm Service Agency has scheduled 3 public information meetings to explain the farm programs of the 2018 Farm Bill. Scheduled dates & locations are as follows: Wednesday, September 25th @ 6:30 pm — Wolf Farms Precision, 1196 McGirr Rd, Dixon, IL Thursday, September 26th 6:30 pm — Rod’s Seed Building, 463 Inlet Rd, Sublette,…read more »

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Lee County Deputy Honored for Life Saving Actions

The morning of August 26, 2019 at 3:33 AM, a male in his 40’s called 911 complaining of chest pains. The caller advised he was in front of the Amboy Casey’s. Lee County Dispatch advised that as the male was talking, he was gasping for air.  Given the time of day, Dispatch knew it could…read more »


LaSalle County Democrat Chair Challenges Kinzinger for 16th District

LaSalle County Democratic Party Chair Dani Brzozowski is running for Congress. She says the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s unwillingness to spend money in the 16th District’s campaigns during the last decade only motivates her. She believes incumbent Republican Adam Kinzinger is more vulnerable now. Brzozowski says the economy will be the top issue. She claims…read more »

Amboy Obituaries

Richard F. “Dick” Roemmich

Richard F. “Dick” Roemmich, age 77, of Sublette, died Saturday September 21, 2019, at Heritage Health in Mendota. He was born January 18, 1942, in Sublette, the son of Ralph F. and Ethel (Richards) Roemmich. Dick was a life long farmer in the Sublette area. In 1971 he became the original “Handyman” at Woodhaven Lakes…read more »

Ronald R Dickey

Ronald R. Dickey, age 52, of Amboy, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was born September 25, 1966, in Amboy, the son of Gail and Ruth (Lupton) Dickey. Ron was a Journeyman for the Local 587 Cement Masons and Finishers of Rockford. He had also worked for Austin Powder and…read more »

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