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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

Sublette Fire Detectors

Fire Crews Say Smoke Detectors Saved Lives in Thursday Morning Blaze

The Sublette Fire Department says Thursday morning smoke detectors Saved Lives. At approximately 04:12 am today, the Sublette and Amboy Fire Protection Districts were dispatched to Rural Amboy for a House Fire with 2 Children trapped on the 2nd Story. Quick thinking children escaped to the roof and were rescued by family. All family members…read more »

safe passage initiative

Safe Passage Initiative Launches Website

The Safe Passage Initiative of the Sauk Valley would like to announce the launching of the Safe Passage website. The website has information on the history of Safe Passage, Q&A, as well as a link for services in the Sauk Valley area. The Safe Passage Initiative is a deflection program that was started to help…read more »

Lee County Board meeting

Lee County Sheriff Assures New Regulations Designed for Habitual Problems

Several members of the Lee County Board Tuesday night expressed their concerns in regard to some new law enforcement regulations the Lee County Sheriff Department would like to employ. Some members seemed to have the opinion the new regulations was an over reach by law enforcement.  Others said they felt the regulations may be used…read more »

Sublette Amboy Fire

Amboy and Sublette Fire Crews Battle Heat From Weather and Fire

Amboy and Sublette Fire Fighters had a hot time Saturday morning. Crews responded to a mobile home fire at Woodhaven Lakes around 11:30 Saturday morning.  When crews arrived they found a fully involved mobile home. Amboy and Sublette fire crews quickly brought the fire under control.  Nick Dinges of the Sublette Fire Department says the…read more »

Amboy Obituaries


William Marion Machen

William Marion Machen age 85 of Amboy died peacefully Wednesday June 20, 2018 at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1933 in Amboy the son of Louis and Lillian (Barnes) Machen. He worked many jobs during his lifetime retiring from Sauk Valley Community College after 26 years in 1996. He married Mary Francis Hillison…read more »


Margaret M. Mekeel

Margaret M. Mekeel, age 89, of Amboy, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Maple Crossing of Amboy.  She  was born in  Amboy, February 19, 1929 the daughter of Frank and Fannie (Mule) Merlo.  She was a graduate of St. Anne Grade School in Amboy and Amboy High School Class of 1947. She was a member…read more »

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