Susan Watts sometimes had a distressing thought when she visited her son's grave in Wheaton. Five years have passed since Samuel, a selfless 20-year-old soldier, died in a military hospital after he was wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. "If I go to his cemetery and it doesn't look like anybody's visited, you do think he's being forgotten," Susan Watts said. "And I know that doesn't really indicate that, but to his mom, it does."
A 19th-century farmhouse of historical significance in Glen Ellyn could meet the wrecking ball to make way for a new family home. Stewards of Glen Ellyn's heritage hope to intervene in the eleventh hour and arrange a meeting with the new owners of the deep, wooded lot where the house has stood for 170 years. "We're going to do our very best," said Lee Marks, the chairman of the village's historic preservation commission.
As Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 officials consider what to do with the Jefferson Early Childhood Center, one thing is clear: finding consensus could prove difficult. That's because officials have floated seven scenarios, and one school board member says the district should revisit two more. The district is trying to find a way forward in the wake of a second failed bid to tear down and build a new Jefferson on the current campus along Manchester Road.
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".