A Palatine teen who prosecutors say had $3,000 worth of drugs in his room when he was arrested in January pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Noah Smith, 18, was sentenced to two years TASC probation Thursday, according to court records, TASC -- which stands for Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities -- is an alternative to prison for nonviolent offenders with substance abuse problems. Treatment is a condition of the probation.
A Texas man who was staying with a family friend in Streamwood is accused of dragging a 12-year-old down stairs, striking him with a gym shoe and pushing him with enough force to dent a wall. Henry Cottrell, 38, is charged with aggravated battery to a child. He was ordered held on $80,000 bail Thursday. A witness told authorities that Cottrell became angry with the boy, grabbed his shirt and pulled his hair, then grabbed him by the neck, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Alyssa Grissom said.
An Elgin man who authorities say tried to sexually assault a teenage girl Wednesday morning then held police at bay for three hours was ordered held on $3 million bail. Jon Fischer, 67, who appeared in court Thursday afternoon wearing paper hospital scrubs, was charged with attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated domestic battery and unlawful restraint. If convicted of the most serious charge, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".