The Illinois Department of Transportation is hiring temporary workers to help with snow and ice removal this winter. The positions are available in IDOT District 2, which stretches from Jo Daviess County in the northwestern corner of Illinois where Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois adjoin with the Mississippi River, and then south to Rock Island County.
Violent crime rates in Rockford are down so far in 2017. That's according to the Rockford Police Department, which released the latest crime numbers to city leaders today. Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, sex crimes, aggravated assault and robbery. According to police, those incidents are down 6 percent this first half of the year compared to the same time period in 2016. Meanwhile, property crimes are also down 15 percent compared to last year.
Construction season is underway, but when will some of these major projects wrap up? City leaders say the major construction projects have stuck to their timelines and will likely be completed on schedule. North Main is the big one: it's on schedule to be completed in 2018. Spring Creek's improvement work will wrap up this upcoming November. Work over on Harrison will also finish in fall 2017. Another project is slated to begin Aug. 14 on North Alpine Road.
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".