Kids don't get all the summer festival fun. Craft beer fests have spread throughout the suburbs, allowing beer lovers to sample the best of a wide range of breweries. In fact, there are a few to choose from this weekend alone -- in Mundelein, Lombard and Crystal Lake. Here's a sampling of suburban beer fests over the next couple of months. Note: Most require attendees to be 21 and show ID. Check websites for details.
If you have brunch or dinner reservations for Mother's Day, you're on your way to making Sunday special for Mom. But if you're looking to do something more, or want to start your celebration the day before, here are 10 ideas for Mother's Day weekend fun. The gates open at 11 a.m. Sunday for a full day of activities and racing at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights. Options include food specials, entertainment and free roses to the first 5,000 moms Sunday. $18 adults, $4 youth.
Owners of Elmhurst's new One Fifty One Kitchen/Bar wanted to open a Chicago-style restaurant in the suburbs. They succeeded by balancing a hip urban feel with genuine Midwestern warmth -- and by staying true to their roots. Owners Jim and Kristi Blessing, who also own Pints, and chef Sean Sanders all hail from Elmhurst, and their menu emphasizes locally sourced ingredients.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".