CHICAGO — Illegal dumping is such a significant problem in Chicago, the city is deploying more than a dozen cameras to try to catch the devious dumpers in the act. “They come out at nighttime and dump their garbage here and leave it here and the next day this is what we gotta’ deal with,” Larry Henderson, West Garfield Park resident, said.
WGN Investigates has been looking into who is trashing communities and what’s being done to stop it. In south suburban Harvey, police set up a motion activated camera. Earlier in November, police said it recorded two men driving trucks for USIC discarding boxes with paint cans near 147th and Spaulding. USIC is the company you’re supposed to call before you dig to check for buried utility lines. Harvey police said they’ve issued $5,000 fines for each vehicle involved in the dumping.
CHICAGO -- Three female Cook County corrections officers have filed a federal lawsuit blaming the sheriff for inappropriate sexual conduct by jail inmates. Back in April, WGN Investigates reported about the growing problem of inmates exposing themselves to female corrections staff, public defenders and court personnel. In a newly created "exposure" unit at the jail, more than 100 detainees were accused of sexual misconduct while behind bars.
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".