CHICAGO -- Holidays can be difficult in shelters like Covenant House in Chicago, especially for those without friends and family to share them with. But one young man says he's still thankful every day, despite facing illness and homelessness in his own life. Raised by a single mother who died of breast cancer three years ago, 22-year-old William Lavinder was left on his own, with nowhere to turn.
The Magnificent Mile's Lights Festival is the nation's largest evening holiday celebration, and with big crowds come big concerns. After high-profile attacks in the last several months, including the mass shooting Las Vegas and the truck attack in Manhattan, there is an increased police presence at the festival. Police officials have said public safety will be their top priority this year.
CHICAGO -- Chicago police are investigating a burglary in an Uptown condo but the method the burglars used is a cause for concern for anyone living in an apartment or condo in the city. Around noon on Tuesday, a mail carrier came to the door of the building in the 4700 block of N. Sheridan and took the key out of the silver lockbox, which gets postal workers into the lobby. He put the key back, delivered a package, and leaves. Minutes later two teens or young men appear to open the lockbox.
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".