Bank robbers have been striking with stunning regularity during the past few weeks in the Chicago area, FBI agents say, including at least six cases involving suburban lending institutions since Dec. 7. In some ways, it would almost seem to make sense. This time of year, with the holidays and gift-giving season upon us, everyone -- even criminals -- would like to have a few extra bucks in their pocket.
Convicted murderer Elzbieta Plackowska knew she would be spending the rest of her life in an Illinois prison. But DuPage County Judge Robert Miller made it official Friday, sentencing the Naperville mother to the mandatory sentence of natural life in prison for the 2012 murder of her young son and a little girl she was baby-sitting. Miller added an additional two years for the brutal slayings of two dogs in the home.
A Lombard woman, eager to be relieved of her duty Thursday to serve on a DuPage County grand jury, instead wound up spending the night in jail. Judge Liam Brennan found Ruth Dorsey, 35, of Lombard guilty of direct criminal contempt of court and sentenced her to a full 24 hours behind bars after she was not selected to serve on the grand jury. Sheriff's spokesman Sgt.
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".