The south suburban theater professor's instructions to an acting student were allegedly clear — pretend to be a pimp trying to collect money from a sex worker. But the April improv exercise has resulted in a lawsuit after the student claimed he's no longer allowed to register for new classes because he used an "unacceptable word" while play-acting as a pimp, caused a "disruption" during a meeting with the college's staff and then refused to write an essay handed down as punishment.
A woman who was reportedly robbed and sexually assaulted in her South Side home last fall is suing Cook County and a GPS-tracking contractor, claiming they failed to detect that one of the alleged assailants had left home four hours before the attack despite being under home confinement. The woman, identified only as Mary Doe in the lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County circuit court, was allegedly attacked at her Roseland-area home in September.
The former principal bassist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that two of his children and his son-in-law and have refused to return two "priceless" double basses he has owned for nearly 70 years. Joseph Guastafeste, now 87 and living in Minnesota, is asking a Cook County judge to declare him the lawful owner of the two instruments â€” a bass made by Gasparo da Salo around 1585 and another made by Domenico Buzon, circa 1749.
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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
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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".