A 35-year-old man has been charged with killing his longtime friend in a South Side apartment in January, prosecutors said Thursday. Freddie Polk has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson in the death of Preston Tullos, 39, who was paraplegic and used a wheelchair, according to court records and prosecutors. Polk came to Tullos' apartment in the 7100 block of South Shore Drive on Jan. 16 to hang out, Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Carlson said in court Thursday.
Cook County prosecutor Megan Mulay walked up to a jury Friday morning with a handful of evidence: six spent shell casings and three fired bullets. She placed them, one by one, in a straight line on the rail that separated her from the jurors she said should convict Larry Luellen in the murder of an 18-year-old high school student. "Not five cartridge casings, but six," she told jurors, her voice raised. "These three bullets, look at them, look at them. One mangled because it hit a car.
A Chicago man on Wednesday faced the Cook County judge who held him in contempt of court for snapping his fingers during a hearing for Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged in the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald. Moises Bernal, 51, was found in direct criminal contempt last month after his show of approval for one of Judge Vincent Gaughan's decisions.
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".