The Fox Valley Park District is seeking a 7-cent tax rate increase on the March 20 primary ballot. District officials have said the increase would bring the total tax rate for the district to a little more than 41.5 cents for each $100 of assessed value. It would result in a $36 tax increase per year on the owner of a $175,000 home, which is the median home value in Aurora .
Aurora Public Works Director Ken Schroth said any complaints he gets about the city's conversion over the past several years of one-way streets to two-ways center around the same thing. "They want to know why didn't you just do them all at one time," Schroth told members of the City Council Finance Committee. That might have made it easier on drivers to get used to the change, but Schroth said the conversions have been phased in for a couple basic reasons: deference to other projects and money.
Aurora will limit the number of video gambling terminals allowed in the city and charge higher fees to have them. That is the result of the Aurora City Council vote this week on new video gambling regulations designed to strike a balance between allowing video gambling to grow and protecting the Hollywood Casino downtown. "I think we all agree the casino has been a boon to the community in terms of revenues, which has helped with many capital projects," said Ald. Michael Saville, 6th Ward.
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".