The embattled head of Illinois’ public health agency voiced regret on Wednesday over his language in an email related to the Legionnaires’ disease death of a resident at the state-run Quincy veterans’ home. The mea culpa from state Public Health Director Nirav Shah came the same day a pair of candidates for attorney general called for an independent investigation into the state’s response to a 2015 Legionnaires’ outbreak that killed a dozen people at the facility.
Eugene Miller laid feverish and gravely ill in his bed at the Illinois Veterans Home in downstate Quincy. He hadn’t eaten for a few days, drifted in and out of consciousness, and winced in pain whenever nurses attempted to reposition him. The adult children of the 86-year-old U.S. Army veteran consulted with the home and his doctor, according to his family’s account, and on Aug. 26, 2015, authorized the facility to make no extraordinary effort to prolong his life.
A Democratic state senator ripped Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday over the Legionnaires' disease crisis at the Quincy veterans' home, saying the Republican's administration has been sitting on viable options for more than a year and officials "need to make a decision and get it done." Sen. William Haine was incensed Rauner cabinet members did not attend a committee hearing to answer questions about an August 2016 report obtained by The Associated Press last week.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".