State Sen. Kwame Raoul — the perceived front-runner in the Democratic race for attorney general — picked up a key endorsement Monday from the Chicago Teachers Union. “Our members really are looking for a candidate who is committed to the greater public good and who shows that with action, not just with words,” said CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey, speaking to reporters at the agency’s headquarters in the West Town neighborhood Monday morning.
To ease the pain ever so slightly of having to pay property taxes, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas has eliminated the $1 fee for online bill paying, she said. “The dollar fee for online payment is almost like [the city’s] 7-cent bag tax — it’s just an annoyance to people,” Pappas said, talking to reporters at her City Hall office. The change is effective immediately, she said. Cook County property tax bills are due to arrive in mail boxes Feb. 1, she said.
A Trump Administration lawyer appears to face an uphill battle in persuading a federal appeals court panel to overturn a lower court’s ruling blocking the administration’ efforts to keep grant money from sanctuary cities, including Chicago. Chad Readler, an administration attorney, was repeatedly grilled by one of three U.S. 7th Circuit Court judges hearing the appeal Friday at the Dirksen Federal Building Friday.
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".