Well, Chicago aldermen, did you get the message? While, yes, the mayor won re-election, a meaningful number of Emanuel-backed candidates went down in flames. Chicagoans said it loud and clear from wards all across the city by forcing a third of the Council into a runoff in the first place. Their votes spoke of how they were sick and tired of a fat, lazy, rubber-stamp Council majority with six-figure salaries for what too often is a part-time job.
Congratulations to anyone who bothered to pull on a parka and went out to vote. Cheers to every single soul who took civic responsibility seriously enough to make arrangements to either early vote or pick up an absentee ballot or trek out to a neighborhood polling place on a frigid Tuesday Election Day. You are heroes and heroines in my book.
Should the grand jury files in the death of David Koschman be made public? The question is now before the Illinois Appellate Court in a case that captured headlines---and in 2014---sent the nephew of former mayor Richard Daley to jail. Dan Webb, who served as the special prosecutor in the case, left no doubt in an interview how he feels. “I mean grand jury proceedings are secret.
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".