By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Jul 26, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Summer cranks along here in Milwaukee, and while it's still plenty hot, at least we're not pushing triple digits (for now).

Meanwhile, Brewers closer John Axford is mowing them down, and the Packers will get a chance to defend their Super Bowl title.

Downtown, the Milwaukee streetcar moves ahead, and a bit west, it's almost time for the Wisconsin State Fair. Did someone say "deep-fried butter on a stick?"

Sadly, yes.

What's hot, what's cold ... what's in between, find out in this installment of the Heat Index.

 John Axford – 2011’s Doug Jones

NFL lockout over – Are you ready for some football? {#emotions_dlg.arrowup}
Street car debate – The Downtown project takes another step forward{#emotions_dlg.arrowup}

State Fair – Sneaking up fast! {#emotions_dlg.arrowup}
Brewers long-stretch against NL Central – Make or break

Slightly cooler temperatures on tap – But still hot and humid
Google+ – Like Facebook, but without all those pesky users

Deep-fried butter on a stick – Is this necessary? {#emotions_dlg.arrowdown}

Free medication samples – Not from Aurora doctors, anyway
Rail from Kenosha to Milwaukee – R.I.P.
Recall election commercials – Mudslinging schlock {#emotions_dlg.arrowdown}
NBA lockout – Gonna get ugly