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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

Amboy Police K9 Search

Several Area Police K-9 Teams Search Amboy Schools

On Thursday at the request of Amboy School Dist administrators, the Amboy Police Department, with the assistance of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and K-9 teams from the Dixon Police Department, Mendota Police Department and the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a search of the high school and Jr. High school. During the search no…read more »


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 »

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 »

Lee County Sheriff Door

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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