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US manufacturing sector sees July growth

TEMPE, Ariz. -  Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in July, with the overall economy notching a third consecutive month of growth, according to a new report published by the Institute for Supply Management. The…

Schnucks to require masks in all stores

ST. LOUIS - Schnucks Markets, Inc., will require all customers to wear a face covering beginning Monday, July 20. The requirement will affect all 113 Schnucks locations in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa, and include…

What’s Local: Alpha Controls expanding footprint

ROCKFORD – A homegrown Rockford company with roots in Barber-Colman is expanding its footprint beyond the Stateline. Alpha Controls & Services has purchased the assets of Controls Solutions Inc. (CSI), of Belville, Wisconsin. The…

What’s Local: Mrs. Fisher’s chips fresh off the fryer

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD – Snack-food lovers were able to enjoy some freshly cooked, “Made in Rockford” potato chips this week, thanks to a company with an 86-year history. Mrs. Fisher’s sold one-pound bags of its chips – hot…

What’s Local: Ricotta’s Automotive makes downtown return

By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD – It’s come full circle for a longtime local auto-repair business. Ricotta’s Automotive returned to its original home at 325 Walnut St. downtown last year. That’s where the business opened more than 40…