Amboy

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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

KSB Beds

KSB Prepares for Possible Surge in COVID-19 Patients

In KSB Hospitals effort to prepare for a potential COVID-19 surge in our area, 57 beds from the former Maple Crossing at Amboy nursing home were moved to KSB Friday thanks to the efforts of many in the surrounding communities. KSB Board Member, Ray Neisewander III, donated a Raynor Garage Doors semi and driver to…read more »

Lee County Farm Masks

Lee County Farm Bureau Joining Effort to Find PPE’s

The Lee County Farm Bureau is asking area farmers, grain elevator employees, union laborers, construction companies and anyone else in the industry to donate surplus unused Personal Protection Equipment.  This would be unused masks, gowns, gloves, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers. This is park of the F.A.R.M for Health which stands for Farmers and Ranchers…read more »

Amboy Food and Liquor

Amboy Store Goes Extra Mile to Help Elderly Patrons

In an effort to help out the local elderly population, the owner of the Amboy Food and Liquor, Sanjay Desai, will be taking steps to help lesson stress and problems. According to a recent announcement the store is offering free delivery of groceries to senior citizens in the Amboy and Sublette areas.  He went on…read more »

Amboy Obituaries

King,

Emelie I King

Emelie I King age 70 of Amboy died Wed. April 1, 2020 at OSF St Anthony Medical Center in Mendota.  She was born Jan. 13, 1950 in Portland, OR the daughter of Gerald and Helen (Aycock) King. Emelie had worked atCamco and Mutual Management both in Rockford and the Credit Bureau in Dixon. She was…read more »

Vicki J. Spielman

Vicki J. Spielman, age 79, of Harmon, died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Vicki was born October 4, 1940 in Amboy the daughter of Edwin and Charlotte (Wells) Wasson.  She married Carlton Spielman on May 19, 1973 in Rock Falls and was employed as a Registered Nurse. She…read more »

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