Add another $9 million to the Chicago tax-paying public, thanks to former Chicago Police Lieutenant Jon Burge, this after a proposed settlement this week to James Kluppelberg, who claimed Burge’s crew beat him into confessing he set a fire that killed six people in 1984. Kluppelberg was released from prison in 2012 after nearly a quarter of a century behind bars. Cook County prosecutorss dropped the charges against him and a year later he received a certificate of innocence.
The stories of Chicago’s violence are known around the world via social media and news media outlets. The Chicago Police Department’s own statistics back up the narrative that Chicago is one of the most dangerous American cities, especially for young African Americans. While the causes of Chicago’s violence are historical, cultural and economic, many would like to see the city change, and believe it can.
J. Coyden Palmer By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago CrusaderIt shouldn’t be this way. If one person goes down everyone else is supposed to step up and keep the train moving. But that didn’t happen after Nov. 25, 1987, the day Chicago lost Harold Washington. I was a senior at Luther High School South. We were scheduled for a half-day, which meant there were going to be shenanigans by students all afternoon. But when we got the news that morning that Harold was dead, it was like a gut punch.
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".