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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


Area Representatives Respond to Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

In his first budget proposal as Illinois’ new Governor, J.B. Pritzker proposed a nearly $39 billion fiscal 2020 budget. The Governor said it will serve as a bridge to a stable fiscal future until they can change the income tax system. Democrats applauded the address, saying the Governor gave a realistic view of the state’s…read more »

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Amboy Young Seekers 4-H Hosting Open House

The Amboy Young Seekers 4-H club is hosting a 4-H Open House, Feb. 21, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Lee Co. 4-H Center & Fairgrounds, 1196 Franklin Rd., Amboy. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 to 19. At the Open House interested families can meet 4-H members, see 4-H projects, discover what’s fun…read more »

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High Winds, Blowing Snow and Power Outages Shuts Down the Sauk Valley

Winter weather came through the Sauk Valley with a roar on Tuesday. Ice accumulation and high winds caused thousands of ComEd costumers to find themselves without power. Ogle, Lee and Whiteside County Sheriff’s Departments stated the road conditions deteriorated and several places had downed power lines on or near the roads.  Wind gusts up to…read more »

Amboy Obituaries

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Jeanette E. “Nettie” Gascoigne

Jeanette E. “Nettie” Gascoigne, age 91, of Amboy, died Monday, February 18, 2019, peacefully in her home. She was born August 27, 1927, in Dixon, the daughter of Arthur and Nora (Gottel) Naffziger. After the death of her mother, Nettie was raised in the Lutheran Children’s Home in Muscatine, IA with her siblings. As a…read more »

Joseph “Joe” Widolff

Joseph “Joe” Widolff age 90 of West Brooklyn died Thursday Feb. 14, 2019 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle. He was born Oct. 16, 1928 in Mendota, IL the son of Albert and Mary Gertrude (Jones) Widolff. Joe was a life long farmer and rancher in the West Brooklyn area and had also been…read more »

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