Although elections for south and southwest suburban representatives on county boards, in the state Legislature and Congress are months away, what the ballots will look like next fall will begin to take shape this week. Candidates for established political parties begin filing nominating petitions Monday, with the filing period continuing through Dec. 4. Filing for candidates running in newly established parties as well as independent candidates isn't until next June.
The Tinley Park Village Board has approved a property tax levy for taxes that will be paid next year, with the levy again remaining unchanged from the prior year. The levy of $25.5 million includes $5.5 million to fund the operations of the village's public library. Along with approving the levy at Tuesday's meeting, trustees agreed to abate $2.6 million from the levy to pay debt service on outstanding bond issues. Without the abatement, the levy total would have been about $28.2 million.
Sandburg High School in Orland Park and the school's student newspaper issued apologies after an opinion piece on what some consider a racially charged subject in the Nov. 9 issue of the paper raised concerns among some students. Printed against a black background with white lettering and presented in a multiple-choice quiz format, the article was titled "Are you as woke as you think you are?"
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".