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By Chuck Sudo on Aug 3, 2007 10:00PM


- Say hello to Cuppy's. Another coffee chain opens its first Chicago location.

- Taking parenting advice from Britney Spears, a 26-year-old woman left her kids in the car with the windows up and hot air blowing while she went to Cook County Criminal Court on the south side.

- Oak Park/River Forest High School alumni Charles Simic was named poet laureate by the Library of Congress.

- Keep drinking your beer, Cubs fans. Carlos Zambrano left today's game in the sixth inning with heat-related leg cramps.

- His Elective Majesty calls a mulligan in his hunt for a new police superintendent, asks for a nationwide search to replace Phil Cline.

- A judge orders politically connected building owners to prove that they didn't just paint over mold and feces in a building they own in Old Town.

- Is that a snake in your pants, or are you just happy to see us? It's a snake in your pants.

- Condos near Midway Airport? Not on Alderman Michael Zalewski's watch.

- Little Leaguers on the Near West Side could lose their playing field this month.

- A campaign fundraiser for Alderman Manny Flores' bid for Congress (sponsored by a developer who started tearing down historic buildings on Division and Ashland) was abruptly cancelled.

- Columbia College Chicago announces its Green Design Curriculum.

"Looking Down" courtesy of Mister Bucket's Party Time.