There's a new face at Aurora City Council meetings. It's Silvana Lecaros, of the city's communications department, and she brings with her a new language for city meetings too: Spanish. Lecaros has begun translating City Council meetings into Spanish for those who need it at council meetings. Speaking into a small microphone, her translation is broadcast out to anyone in the room wearing a special set of headphones.
Voters across Aurora will all get to express their opinions about the future of the city's election commissions on the March 20 primary ballot. Aurora voters in Kane, Kendall and Will counties actually get to determine the future of the Aurora Election Commission. Aurora voters in DuPage County will vote on a referendum about the DuPage County Election Commission too, but their vote will be non-binding.
Aurora is tweaking its liquor licenses to make the ground more fertile for growing the city's restaurant community. Aldermen are poised to vote on changes to the liquor law to allow, among other things, BYOB for restaurants that already have a liquor license. The idea is that people would be able to bring their own bottles of wine to a restaurant, which would then charge a corkage fee to open the bottles. It is a common practice, but technically has not been legal in Aurora.
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".