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

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 »

Sublette Barn Fire

Sublette Fire Crews Battle Early Morning Barn Fire

Early Monday morning the Sublette, LaMoille and Amboy Fire Departments got an early wake up call. According to Sublette Fire Chief Kevin Schultz, the department received a call of a structure fire on LaMoilee Road.  The call came in shortly before 2am. Schultz said when he arrived on scene the barn was fully involved.  He…read more »

Amboy Obituaries

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Albert M Fredericks

Albert M. Fredericks, 82, of Amboy, passed away peacefully, Monday, March 16, 2020, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, IL. Albert was born, October 3, 1937, in Spring Valley, IL, the son of Albert and Leona (Windlan) Fredericks, Sr. He married Carol (Smith) on June 24, 1960, in Amboy. He is survived by his wife…read more »

Matthew J. Rood

Mathew J Rood age 23 of Leroy and formerly of Amboy died Tuesday March 10, 2020 at his home due to an accident while working on a car. He was born May 20, 1996 in Dixon the son of Peter and Patricia (Doyle) Rood. He was a graduate of the Kishwaukee College Diesel Power program…read more »

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