It's been more than seven months since voters in Markham chose Roger Agpawa to serve as their mayor, yet he is unable to take office. That may soon change. State law bars convicted felons from holding elected municipal office. Agpawa, 60, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in 1999 as part of a medical insurance scheme. Agpawa, fire chief in neighboring Country Club Hills, told voters and Markham's 12,500 residents he's been a model citizen for the past 20 years.
Local officials are praising a Cook County decision to deny a rezoning request that would have allowed a trucking terminal to continue operating on land zoned for residential use. They're calling it a victory for residents who opposed the project. "We're extremely pleased," Lemont Township Supervisor Steven Rosendahl told me Thursday. "It was the right thing to do. Residents who were at risk because of this facility can enjoy their Thanksgiving dinners a little more."
When I saw the standing-room only crowd packing Blue Island's city hall for a council meeting Tuesday night, at first I thought they were citizens expecting a repeat of the political fireworks at the previous city council meeting. As it turned out, most of the attendees were students from a government class at nearby Eisenhower High School. They witnessed a fairly orderly and routine display of local elected officials conducting city business.
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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".