BLOOMINGTON — Shirley LeVeque knows about helping the less fortunate.In 2002, LeVeque and her husband, Richard, helped make Christmas for dozens of local families by rescuing hundreds of usable toys and shoes from trash containers at Goodwill Industries in Normal, according to a Pantagraph story published that Christmas Eve.This year, LeVeque will be on the receiving end, thanks to The Pantagraph's Goodfellow Fund and generous donations from the community.
NORMAL — The Brandt Group of Companies will need to put in some work to get promised property tax abatements from local taxing bodies.Under a deal involving seven taxing bodies, the company would get back either all or half of its property taxes from those bodies for the plant property at 19500 N. 1425 East Road in rural Normal under the following terms:• Fifty percent in 2018 if 50 people are employed at the plant full time during the plant's "peak operation period" of no less than one...
NORMAL — Normal Township will give away property tax money over the next decade to bring up to 500 jobs to McLean County after all.Arlene Hosea and Sally Pyne, who voiced concerns last week about the short turnaround on the deal — it was published earlier that week — joined Ray Ropp in voting yes Wednesday morning. Ropp voted against delaying the decision last week. "I don't think in any agreement that you get all you want," said Ropp.
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".