GENOA – The greatest challenge for the city of Genoa going forward is costs associated with hiring new police officers because of state mandates, Mayor Mark Vicary said Thursday at the State of the City event. The cost for funding a pension for an officer is almost as much as the officer's salary, Vicary said. What will the city do if more money is freed up? The cost of the officers' salaries isn't prohibitive. It's the benefits and pensions as mandated by the state.
DeKALB – The League of Women Voters of DeKalb County will host a community conversation Monday on bail reform in county courts. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the back room of Pizza Pro's, 1205 W. Lincoln Highway. Everyone is welcome, and those participating can order food if they wish. These informal discussions bring to light any topics of local interest for county residents, according to a news release.
DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council and the city's Finance Advisory Committee will go over proposed recommendations and revisions to the 2018 budget Thursday. The fiscal 2018 budget, which can be found on the city of DeKalb's website, was released publicly Oct. 28. Since then, two events have occurred that will alter the budget: the purchase of a condemned property on 912 Edgebrook Drive, and the release of November's Illinois Municipal League Review providing an update on state-shared revenues.
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".