LOCKPORT, Ill. – A sign is causing a stir in the Southwest suburbs. The sign can be seen outside a Lockport pawn shop. The sign reads; "Help Wanted -- Must be female from birth." Some call it a slur against transgender Americans, but the man responsible says there's a much less dramatic explanation. He wants people to know two things: He's not hiring, and he's not serious.
CHICAGO – A couple of would-be thieves broke into a boat docked on Diversey Harbor Monday morning, only to find the owners sleeping inside. The boat owners said they've had about $1,000 of their property stolen so far this summer, so on Sunday night, they installed a surveillance camera which recorded its first robbery first thing Monday. The thieves could be seen on video falling all over each other to get away, clearly surprised to find a couple on board the boat they were trying to rob.
CHICAGO – A man was shot and killed while watering his lawn on Chicago’s South Side. Police say 46-year-old man was outside his home in the 5600 block of South Richmond in Gage Park around 11:30 p.m.Police say a black Cadillac SUV pulled up and a suspect fired shots from inside the vehicle. The Melesio was hit and the vehicle fled. Melesio was taken to the hospital where he later died.
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".