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Gas spikes in first quarter of 2021

WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data Tuesday showing a sharp increase in consumer prices, especially gasoline, as many Americans struggle to make ends meet. March saw a 0.6-percent increase in consumer prices, the…

Rockford aldermen approve 2021 budget

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford City Council has passed a balanced 2021 budget. The $168.5 million spending plan was passed Monday, Dec. 7. “The pandemic has put a strain on everyone’s budgets and the city is no exception,” Mayor Tom…