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Thursday, October 17

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The Rockford Register Star's Pat Cunningham has leapt to the defense of our fair city: We're neither the "murder capital of America," as has been widely reported (that title goes to Gary) nor are we the fattest city in America. So feel free to have that ice cream cone in a dark alley tonight.

 
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