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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Driver Says She Fell Asleep at the Wheel, 5 Sent to KSB

Early Sunday morning Lee County Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 30 by Pine Hill Road in rural Amboy. According to deputies, 24 year old Stacy Jones of Clinton Iowa was westbound on Route 30 and went off the road. The vehicle went into a cornfield where it came to rest. Reportedly…read more »

Amboy Obituaries

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Betty J. Kidd

Betty J. Kidd, age 93, of Amboy, died Monday, August 13, 2018, at Maple Crossing in Amboy.  She was born July 15, 1925, in Amboy, the daughter of Paul and Lena (Heckman) Wasson. Betty had worked at the Green River Ordnance Plant and the Midwest Rug Factory in Amboy, as well as JC Penney and…read more »

Florence Lorraine Podraza

Florence Lorraine Podraza, age 95, died Friday, August 10, 2018, at home surrounded by her family.  She was born July 25, 1923, in St. James, MN, the daughter of Ernie and Florence (Rendall) Smith. Lorraine worked as a Postal Clerk for Oak Park Post Office for 20 years prior to her retirement in 1987.  She…read more »

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