Organizers are pushing for last-minute donations for the Aurora Holiday Food Drive in a year where the drive will be a few days shorter than usual. The drive runs each year from Nov. 1 to the day before Thanksgiving, making Wednesday the last day of this year's event. Because Thanksgiving is early this year, the final day of Nov. 22 is early, too.
The Aurora City Council recently approved a grant of $40,000 to River Street Plaza to extend the OnLight Aurora fiber optic network to the plaza's commercial properties. The extension will allow tenants in the commercial spaces on the first floor of the two buildings along South River Street to tap into the city's fiber optic network. It will not extend to the condominium residents on the buildings' upper floors.
The Aurora City Council has approved Mayor Richard Irvin's appointment of Martin Lyons as the city's new finance director. Aldermen voted unanimously to approve Lyons, whose specific title is chief finance officer and city treasurer. He replaces Brian Caputo, who left in March to take a similar job with the College of DuPage. Stacy Hamling has been directing the Finance Department in the interim. Lyons has a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in business administration.
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".