(CBS) — As Chicago struggles to curb violent crime, hundreds of Cook County law enforcement employees face layoffs. County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says their jobs are in jeopardy because of the stalemate over the sweetened beverage tax, which has left a hole in the budget. She bristles at the suggestion law enforcement will bear the brunt of budget cuts if the soda tax never goes into effect. “That’s ridiculous,” she says.
(CBS) — Sayf Masoud and his family own seven small grocery stores in Chicago, and they’re gearing up for a very busy weekend. “Besides having to try and stock up and everything for the 4th of July, we have to add on this extra job,” he tells CBS 2’s Jim Williams. The extra job: preparing for the new penny-an-ounce tax on any nonalcoholic beverage with sugar or artificial sweeter. It goes into effect in Cook County this Saturday.
(CBS) – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday urged lawmakers to fall in line and send him a full budget, as pressure mounted for his administration to finally reach a deal with the Democratic-controlled Illinois General Assembly. The Republican governor was short on details, during a brief, live televised statement to Illinoisans. He said he already has seen a compromise plan from GOP legislators that includes a “real path” to property tax reduction, among other elements, that he can support.
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".