Two Republicans, including a longtime incumbent, have dropped out of the March primary race for seats on the DuPage County Board. Paul Fichtner of Elmhurst, who has served on the panel since 2004, will step down when his term ends on Nov. 30. Even though he submitted petitions to get on the ballot in District 1, Fichtner said he withdrew because he has a new job as a CFO in Chicago. "It just wouldn't be feasible to run a campaign and to serve four more years," Fichtner said.
Both candidates in the March Republican primary for DuPage County sheriff say the opioid epidemic is the biggest issue facing the department, but they have different ideas on how to combat it. Undersheriff Frank Bibbiano and patrol Cmdr. James Mendrick -- both supervisors in the sheriff's office -- are seeking their party's nomination for the post held by their boss, Sheriff John Zaruba, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Since becoming mayor of Lisle less than a year ago, Christopher Pecak says the village has held the line on property taxes, improved transparency and positioned itself for redevelopment. "We have a great future ahead of us," Pecak said Thursday after his first State of the Village address. "There's a lot of opportunity out there." Pecak last April defeated longtime incumbent Joe Broda to become mayor. Last month, village trustees helped Pecak follow through on one of his campaign promises.
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".