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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 Lions Hosting Community Health Fair

The Amboy Lions Club will host a free Community Health Fair Saturday from 10:30-2pm. The event will be at the Amboy Community Center. The Lions of Illinois Foundation Mobile Unit will be present.  The medical staff will perform tests for Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration Screening and Hearing Checks. There will also be door prizes throughout…read more »

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Amboy Voters Invited to Dinner and Discussion

The citizens of Amboy are invited to a discussion over dinner of the proposed $15.8 million General Obligation Bond question they will need to decide on November 6th. The members of the 272 KIDS committee are hosting the event to give people an opportunity to tour the current Jr. High and ask officials any questions…read more »

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Pet Microchip Scanners Provided to Area Law Enforcement

On Monday Twilight Bark in conjunction with Granny Rose Animal Shelter and Lee County Animal Control, presented pet microchip scanners to local law enforcement agencies. Between a very generous anonymous donation, a local business and other donations from the public, the CHIPS fundraiser raised $1,388 that was used to purchase six scanners in addition to…read more »

Amboy Obituaries


Gladys M. Welch

Gladys M. Welch, age 88, of Amboy, and formerly of Maytown, died Monday, October 15, 2018, at Maple Crossing.  She was born January 5, 1930, in Hazlehurst, GA, the daughter of Enoch and Lucille (Bryant) Newborn. Gladys had farmed with her husband in Maytown, and raised and sold Christmas Trees.  She also drove school bus…read more »


Marye L. Hegert

Marye L. Hegert, age 98, of Amboy, died Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018 at Maple Crossing of Amboy. She was born April 22, 1920, in Freeport the daughter of Ludwig and Euphamia (Daval) Hegert. Marye worked at the Amboy Rug Mill, the Federal Land Bank and then at Ortgiesen Insurance prior to her retirement.  She had…read more »

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