A tent city of homeless people that flourished for years in Uptown is no more. City crews on Monday removed the tents and belongings, and social service workers tried to help find housing for the couple dozen homeless still camping out under Lake Shore Drive at Wilson and Lawrence avenues. The city says the homeless have to move to make way for a major construction project. But many of the homeless and their advocates say the fight has only begun.
New details have emerged about Wednesday’s shooting of a 16-year-old boy on a South Side basketball court. Kejuan Thomas was shot at point blank range in the head and chest. He died at the scene. His family says the gunman approached the boy and his stepbrother and asked a terrifying question. "If somebody knows something, somebody's harboring somebody in their house...I don't believe that these young kids pull the trigger and they don't tell anybody.
If you looked up in the air Monday, you might have thought Chicago was under attack. That’s because one of the greatest bomber planes of World War Two was making a rare appearance in our skies. The B-29 super fortress was flying from Kankakee to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where it will be on display this week at the Experimental Aircraft Association's Annual Fly-in.
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".