CHICAGO -- This week, people from across the country are here in Chicago for the annual Shared Use Mobility Summit. WGN's Sarah Jindra stopped by to check out the new technology working to make transportation easier. The summit allowed for many creators to gather in one location. The weeklong event showcases many new inventions and ideas. "And the whole point of this, is to increase mobility for all," said Sharon Feigon, the executive director of the Shared Use Mobility Center.
NORTHWEST INDIANA — Icy road conditions in Northwest Indiana are causing multiple spin-outs and accidents Tuesday morning. The slick and icy conditions are reported on I-65 anywhere between US-30 and I-90 and on 80/94 near I-65. Indiana State Police says at least 15 accidents have happened in that stretch of area. Salt trucks are out and working to salt the roadway. The accidents and treacherous conditions are causing major delays and back-ups. Drive with extreme caution. Avoid the area if possible.
CHICAGO -- On Sunday, teams of first responders will race up the stairs of Chicago’s Presidential Towers in the West Loop to raise money for a good cause. The event will raise money and awareness for the American Lung Association of greater Chicago. And the first responders will be wearing their heavy gear while doing it - 50 to 75 pounds. WGN’s Amy Rutledge and Sarah Jindra thought they'd give it a try too! More information on the Stair Climb here.
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".