Race in the Rock River Valley is a yearlong occasional series that examines the way race, and attitudes toward race, affect our lives and our community. Our reporting will lay the groundwork for a series of public conversations about race, how news organizations report on race and the state of race relations in the region.
ROCKFORD - Around the region there are projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars on the books to improve roads, sewers, water and other projects that help move people, products and information.And there are hundreds of millions of dollars in wish list projects that are on the minds of the region's leaders, who are framing what future infrastructure might look like in the Rockford region.Here's a look at some of those wish list projects that may, someday, make it into government
BELVIDERE - An automobile interior company is the latest to follow the Jeep Cherokee to property near Fiat Chrysler Automotive's assembly plant.Yanfeng Automotive Interiors will bring 400 jobs to the plant, where it is investing $28.1 million.It will occupy a 336,000-square-foot building that's been under construction since July at 775 Logistics in a new industrial park on land owned by Rockford-based The LandMark Group.Yanfeng, which says it is the world's largest supplier of
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".