Former Quincy Mayor Chuck Scholz speaks with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth before Duckworth spoke with local media Tuesday at the Illinois Veterans Home. Duckworth addressed the Legionella outbreaks at the Veterans Home and said she will work to get federal money to help find a solution. | H-W Photo/Jake ShaneQUINCY -- U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth said she will help get federal money to tackle the Legionella bacteria problems at the Illinois Veterans Home.
Ending some Quincy city services, such as garbage collection and recycling, was one idea discussed at a public forum Tuesday to determine what to do about projected budget shortfalls. | H-W File Photo/Michael KipleyQUINCY -- Several options might close Quincy's budget shortfall, but none of them will come easy. That was the main takeaway after the Quincy City Council held a public forum Tuesday to discuss falling city revenues, come up with possible solutions and hear from residents.
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, left, speaks with Mark Field, president and chairman of the board of the Farmers Bank, before a news conference Monday at the Adams County Farm Bureau in Quincy. Frerichs was in town to announce a new state loan program to help people secure loans at below-market rates. | H-W Photo/Phil CarlsonQUINCY -- Banks in rural Illinois can access $500 million from a state program to help provide low-interest loans.
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".