About two dozen concerned citizens from south Evanston and north Chicago packed a courtroom Monday to support a lawsuit against the property owner where former a KFC restaurant once operated but is now considered an eyesore. "It's a concern to my constituents. They're very concerned about the impact of this vacant and unkempt property," said Chicago Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward. "Hopefully we can use this as a way of leveraging the owner to take care of the property or sell it to someone who will."
Evanston firefighters discovered an unreported fire in an empty house early Tuesday morning after smelling smoke on the way back to the station following another call. "I do believe they saved a lot of that house," said Evanston Fire Department Division Chief Paul Polep. "They went the extra mile."
Students at Clarence E. Culver Elementary School in Niles are on their way to raising $1,000 for Texas and Florida hurricane relief by donating a dollar in exchange for wearing a hat all day in class. On Thursday, a group of hat-wearing students said they were motivated by the need to help others, although they took the opportunity to show off their favorite baseball caps and sports teams. "They need to rebuild their city," said fourth grader Alexandra Mocarska, 9.
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".