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By Chuck Sudo on Aug 2, 2007 11:00PM


- The Illinois Appellate Court ruled the city is not liable for negligence in the 2003 Lincoln Park porch collapse.

- Hollinger Inc., the majority shareholder in Sun-Times Media Group, has taken control of the board, leading to speculation that it's stepping up efforts to sell the Bright One.

- "Someone filmed a documentary about Thax Douglas?" Yup. View the trailer here.

- William Heirens, the state's longest-serving prison inmate at over sixty years, was denied parole this morning by unanimous decision. Because of Heirens' health issues, he won't have to wait three years for another hearing.

- The story to watch from Bears training camp? Kyle Orton's looking impressive.

- A battle for control of two of Chicago's hottest nightclubs is piquing the interest of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

- The rats are done testifying at the Family Secrets Trial. Now it's time to hear from the molls.

- Healthy food at the golden arches. Nope. Just another snack wrap.

- Free liquor on Amtrak (some restrictions apply).

- Conrad Black remains free on bail (some restrictions apply).

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