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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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Amboy Man Flown to Rockford Hospital Following Collision With a Semi

Just after 11am Monday the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle collision on Route 26 near Ackert Rd, rural Amboy, Illinois. A  Suburban, driven by 32 year old Brian Albee of Amboy was traveling southbound on Rt 26 when he crossed the center line and collided with a northbound semi/trailer, driven by 37…read more »

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Amboy Man Faces Several Drug Related Charges

Dixon Police say an Amboy man faces several drug related charges following an arrest. Officers say 29 year old Stephen L. Gascoigne of Amboy, Illinois, was arrested in the in the 1400 block of West 4th Street on Saturday at 1:45 a.m.  Gascoigne was taken into custody for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled…read more »

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Lee County Sheriff Warns Harvest is On and Drivers Watch Out

Fall harvest is in full swing in Lee County. Large farm machinery will be traveling up and down the roadways all hours of the day and night. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office would like drivers to know that visibility is limited in many machines. You should also know they can be turning not just onto…read more »

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Semi Collides With Farm Vehicle Wednesday Morning

Shortly before 8am Wednesday the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle collision on Route 30 at the intersection of Rockyford Road, rural Amboy, Illinois. A John Deere spreader, driven by 32 year old Shawn Dickson of Dixon was traveling eastbound on Route 30 and attempted to turn northbound onto Rockyford Road when an…read more »

Amboy Obituaries

Patricia Hyland Weller

Patricia Hyland Weller age 90 of Amboy died Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019 at the Rock River Hospice Home in Sterling. She was born Jan. 17, 1929 in Greensburg, KS the daughter of Earl and Verna (Murphy) Hyland.  Pat had worked at Dansk International and Marshall Fields prior to retirement. She was a member of the…read more »


James Warren “Hook” Hunt

James Warren “Hook” Hunt, 75, of Franklin Grove, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, IL. He worked as a Meat Cutter for Swift & Company and later for Dean Foods as a Forklift Driver. Jim was born, July 17, 1944, in Dixon, IL, the son of Joseph “Joe” and…read more »

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