Local comedy clubs come and go. And then there's Zanies. The Wells Street Zanies turns 40 this year, making it Chicago's longest-running comedy club. Zanies' St. Charles location, which opened in 1989, has the same distinction in the suburbs. So what accounts for that longevity? "We've always had great relationships with the artists," said Bert Haas, Zanies' executive vice president.
Celebrate 60 years since John Falter's painting, "Fox River Ice-Skating," put Batavia on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. The Saturday "Post to Present" event features free skating, entertainment and fire pits at the Batavia Depot Museum pond, 155 Houston St., Batavia. Skate rentals and food available for purchase. downtownbatavia.com.
So many local restaurants, so many options. Yet, as much as we enjoy dinner out at time-tested favorites, we also look forward to trying new spots. That will be no problem in the coming months, when new restaurants will be popping up across the suburbs. From locally owned eateries to national chains debuting in the 'burbs, here are 10 restaurants expected to open in 2018. Other info: The Lake Villa spot will be the fourth location from the family-owned O'Toole's Pub.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".