CBS (CHICAGO) – Marty Flaska moved his manufacturing business from Illinois to Indiana in 2015. He left, in part, because he believes Illinois is broken. Flaska hasn’t been shy about sharing that belief with local media, and others, including the right-leaning Illinois Policy Institute, a critic of Democrats like Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios. Now, Flaska tells 2 Investigator Brad Edwards he’s paying — actually paying —for speaking out.
(CBS) – If you’re registered to vote in Chicago, listen up. Your personal information wound up on the web, for anyone to see. We now know why: human error. 2 Investigator Brad Edwards pressed for answers Tuesday, as Election Systems and Software of Omaha found itself under the microscope at a meeting. In February, a company employee uploaded an unsecured database of Chicago voters to an Amazon server, where it stayed, in the cloud, for anyone to see for six months.
CHICAGO (CBS) – The city of Chicago is on pace to surpass 800 carjacking incidents this year — more than double the number in 2014 and 2015 combined. “It’s brutal out here,” one Chicago police official tells CBS 2. 2 Investigator Brad Edwards interviewed recent carjacking victims. One of them, Ian Collins, recalls being pistol-whipped after leaving a River North bar. He eventually recovered his car but, without health insurance, he is struggling to pay his more than $12,000 in medical bills.
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".