Those who knew 16-year-old Kejuan Thomas say he loved basketball. He didn't live near Bradley Park but would go there to play pick-up games. That's what he was doing when he was shot to death in broad daylight Wednesday near 97th and Yates on Chicago's South Side. "It's a shame that good kids like that are the ones getting killed," Tony Gibson, Thomas' coach, said.
The Chicago Police Department's Community Policing Advisory Panel released its first draft of recommendations for reform late Wednesday – and they want the public to weigh in. The panel, formed in 2016, is dedicated to developing a new strategic plan for community policing, an area in which the U.S. Department of Justice specifically noted in its January report that the city is lacking.
Neighbors say they've seen as many as six raccoons in an abandoned house where a cat was found killed Saturday morning on the city's South Side. A neighbor spotted Simba surrounded by raccoons but it was too late. "She was family to me and I didn't take lightly to that because this could have been avoided," said Simba's owner Latisha Murphy. Murphy says she's called 311 multiple times about the pack of raccoons living in the home declared off-limits by the city on Saginaw near 83rd.
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".