A big breakthrough Thursday for those demanding a repeal of Cook County’s tax on sweetened beverages. They appear to have the votes needed to repeal it next week. As chairman of the finance committee, John Patrick Daley is the second most powerful person on the Cook County board. His father and brother served as mayors of Chicago for nearly 44 years. Daley’s flip-flop on the soda tax he once supported puts it on a fast-track to repeal.
Governor Rauner signed a law Monday that restores his power to give big tax breaks and other financial incentives to companies like Amazon. The internet retail giant plans to build a big new tech campus that might eventually employ 50,000. But, in return, it wants billions of dollars from whichever city and state it eventually chooses. Chicago and Illinois are sending a joint team Tuesday morning to Seattle, Amazon's home town. Site selection magazine has ranked Chicago no.
By Mike Flannery, fox32chicago.comThe mass exodus of African Americans out of Chicago increased last year. The U.S. Census Bureau says 40,000 black residents left town. Every other group grew in size, especially Latinos. One big factor: the high unemployment rate among African Americans. A new program hopes to help change that. After months of hands-on training and classroom instruction, Wesley Mack will soon begin an internship as a robotics technician.
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".