DuPage County Democrats are viewing with optimism the recent announcement by state Rep. Patti Bellock of Hinsdale that she won't seek re-election in the 47th District. "It changes the playing field," Bob Peickert, chairman of the Democratic Party of DuPage County, said. "It's good for any candidate when you're not running against an incumbent, and Patti Bellock has a lot of name recognition in the area."
Tony Sekera immediately knew his injuries were severe after the polo horse he was riding stumbled and threw him off. "I knew right away I was hurt bad, I somersaulted off my horse," said Sekera, 69, a longtime Hinsdale resident who started playing polo in 1986. "I knew it was bad because he wasn't moving," said Sekera's son, Matt, 43, who was present but didn't actually see his father fall to the ground. Sekera was paralyzed from the chest down in the accident.
The Oak Brook Public Library is reaching out to those who purchased any of about 50 pairs of solar eclipse glasses sold Friday and Saturday so that they don't use the product to view the Aug. 21 event. Jacob Post, head librarian, said the library received a shipment of solar eclipse glasses from Amazon for sale to the public at $1 each.
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".