CHICAGO — On an average day in Chicago, 39 cellphones are reported stolen to police. That's more than 14,000 stolen phones a year. The Chicago Police Department, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, provided details on 22,848 reported cellphone thefts in Chicago between Jan. 1, 2016, and Aug. 15, 2017. During that period there were 22,848 cases of cellphone thefts in the city, 14,238 of which occurred during the full year after Aug. 16, 2016.
BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport residents who live near White Sox park will need a special permit to park near their homes — or face the prospect of getting ticketed and towed under a measure approved by a City Council committee Wednesday. The full City Council is expected to consider the measure Nov. 8 that would expand parking restrictions near Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W. 35th St. The restrictions will be enforced two hours before each event and last until one hour after, according to the measure.
CHICAGO — Police are looking for two women who tried to lure children at an Austin school with candy during recess. At about 11:15 a.m. Monday near John Hay Community Academy, 1018 N. Laramie Avenue, a black 4-door sedan was parked just south of the school in the 5200 block of West Augusta Boulevard when a woman inside the car rolled down the window and tried to wave down children at recess, police said. She asked the students if they would like candy and told them to get in the car.
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".