An abandoned house the city of Ottawa acquired earlier this year will be sold by public auction on Saturday, Sept. 9.The white, one-story house at 1187 Catherine St. has three bedrooms and one bathroom and sits on a 64-by-110-foot corner lot. Oral bids will be taken starting at 8:30 a.m. in City Hall, 301 W. Madison St.
Mary Beth Barton leaned back further and further in her mobility scooter Monday afternoon to track the solar eclipse.“I think I need a recliner,” she announced.Barton was among nearly 50 residents and staff members at Pleasant View in Ottawa who took a break to watch the eclipse. Moon Pies were served and protective glasses distributed.“I think this is a spectacular event,” Barton said.It wasn’t her first eclipse.
Ottawa’s electric streetcar system will be the theme of the city’s next public mural.The topic was selected Thursday by the Brush With History Committee, Mayor Robert Eschbach said.Although the mural location is still being worked out, and an artist has not been selected, the committee is seeking information now about the streetcar system. In 1889 the Ottawa trolley was the first of it’s kind in Illinois — and perhaps only the second in the country, Eschbach said.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".