Amboy

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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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Area School Libraries Get Part of $1.5 million Grant Money

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded over $1.2 million in FY 2020 School District Library Grant Program awards to 684 public school districts. More than 1.5 million Illinois students served by school library programs will benefit from the grants. Several Sauk Valley School Districts received a portion of the funding.  Several…read more »

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Are You Ready for This Weekend Winter Weather?

The first nasty winter weather of 2020 is forecast to make a visit to the Sauk Valley this weekend.  The rain is predicted to turn to freezing rain and then followed by snow.  This may be a good time to stay at home, play some board games with the family or watch your favorite movies.…read more »

Amboy Fire Dept.

Amboy Fire Department Blood Drive Cancelled Due to Weather

The Amboy Fire Protection District was to host a blood drive and vendor show this Saturday January 11th.  The AFPD has made the decision to cancel this weekend’s Blood Drive + Vendor Show with the threat of weather and dangerous travel conditions. They will update on event rescheduling dates!read more »

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Another Promotion for Sublette Fire Department

More promotions are coming in Sublette as they new C-3 Asst Chief as been identified as Brian Dallam. Dallam has been with the fire department for 15 years and been lieutenant for the past several years. Brain like the others have several certifications and is very knowledgeable in farm rescues. Dallam was an EMT for…read more »

Amboy Obituaries

Pearl F. Owens

Pearl F. Owens, 99, of Walnut died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Heritage Manor. Pearl was born in Spring Valley, IL on July 12, 1920, the daughter of Myles and Florence Fassler. She was a member of Ohio Methodist Church, as well as Red Oak United Methodist Church. Pearl is survived by one daughter,…read more »

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Robert E. Olson

Robert E. Olson, age 82, of Amboy peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was born December 17, 1937, in Amboy to Louise Cardot. Bob was raised by his loving mother and stepfather, Fred Olson, who later adopted Bob. Bob was…read more »

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