Fremont School District 79 officials have unveiled a three-year, $8 million plan to renovate classrooms, replace lockers and make other changes at the Mundelein-area campuses. Much of the funding for the projects -- about $5.3 million -- will come from a state grant the district received in 2014, spokeswoman Margaret Van Duch said. The rest will come from developer impact fees, savings and interest.
Four referendum questions will appear on Lake County ballots in the March 20 primary election, the fewest since March 2014. Two of the questions concern school funding. One focuses on a plan to increase a municipal sales tax to pay for infrastructure projects. And the fourth aims to increase taxes for a small fire protection district. Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff, whose office oversees elections, suggested a few possible explanations for the relatively low number of questions on the ballot.
A fire badly damaged a house under renovation in Round Lake Beach on Thursday. The blaze on the 200 block of West North Channel Drive appeared to be accidental, said Fire Marshal Tony Breuscher of the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District. No one was hurt. The fire was reported by a neighbor about 11:20 a.m. The son of the homeowner had been renovating the house and left to get supplies, Breuscher said. Firefighters arrived and saw smoke and flames near a bedroom.
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".