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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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United Way Day of Caring Reaches Out Across Lee County

Organizers say this year’s United Way Day of Caring was a huge success; as volunteers worked on almost 40 projects for 12 different nonprofit agencies in 5 towns across Lee County. The Lee County United Way said “We would like to say thank you to all the volunteers, businesses, and non-profits who participated in the…read more »

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State Troopers Conducts Truck Enforcement Detail in Lee County

Illinois State Police District 1, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois Commerce Commission Police and Illinois Department of Revenue combined their efforts to work a truck enforcement detail on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Lee County. During the detail 9 citations and 45 written warnings were issued. Of the 9 citations, officers issued 2 for…read more »

Lee County Board meeting

Is the Lee County Board Just Too Big??

Is the Lee County Board too large to get things done effectively? Are there just too many voices and opinions to handle? This was the main question before the board at their monthly meeting Tuesday night.  The 2020 Census is coming and the board felt they needed to get a jump on the situation. The…read more »

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Amboy Police Chief Retires After 27 Year Career

Friday June 14th marked the final day on the job for long time Amboy Police Chief Jeff Blake. Chief Blake marked the end of his career that spanned over 27 years.  Blake said he will be relocating to Nevada. In his retirement announcement he said it was his greatest honor to be the Chief and…read more »

Amboy Obituaries

Alice M Herzog

Alice M Herzog age 76 of Amboy died Thursday June 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 16, 1942 in Sublette the daughter of Fred and Elsa (Blan) Kessel.  She had worked at HCC in Mendota from 1968 until her retirement in 2009. Alice married Martin “Marty” Herzog Oct.…read more »


William “Bill” Reuter

William “Bill” Reuter, 80, of Ohio, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Heritage Health & Therapy & Senior Care. He worked for LTV Steel, for 32 years prior to his retirement. However, his true passion was farming his family farm with his brother Tom. Bill was born, June 9, 1938, in Amboy, IL, the…read more »

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