By a 5-3 vote, the Illinois State Charter School commission has given the green light for the Elgin Math and Science Academy to open next fall. This process has not been easy for the Elgin Charter School Initiative, the group behind the proposed school. The first go-around in 2014 found both U-46 and the state commission voting against what would have been the district's first charter school. With a lot of determination, even a second refusal by the U-46 board did not discourage the group.
The citizens of Elgin have spoken loud and clear about their city. Seventy-six percent of those responding to a survey compiled by ETC Institute of Olathe, Kan., expressed a very positive perception of not only living in the city, but of the services they receive. Under the supervision of Laura Valdez-Wilson, Elgin senior management analyst, the survey was sent to 3,500 city households, and 577 responded online, by telephone, or by mail.
A promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act has again crashed and burned in the United States Senate after Republican leaders decided against bringing it to a vote since it lacked the required 50 votes to pass. Opponents of this version, sponsored by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C), said it could raise costs for Americans with pre-existing conditions, limit access to addiction treatment, and reduce spending on public health campaigns like childhood vaccinations.
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".