It’s official: three months after the Chicago Tribune’s Ryan Ori broke the news, the newspaper that employs him is vacating the Tribune Tower and moving to One Prudential Plaza at 130 E. Randolph, across the street from the north end of Millennium Park, sometime in the middle of next year. The big headline is depressing, especially if you work or have worked there. I was a Tribune intern in college.
The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability has a good explainer on the tangle Cook County is in now that the sweetened-beverage tax has been killed, eliminating $200 million in expected revenue. The overall point is very simple: Like the state budget has been for so long, Cook County’s revenue has been stagnant as expenses have climbed, and there’s not enough money for the existing level of services.
In top suburban high schools, anxiety is rampant for both students and teachers, driven by the pressure to achieve. The Pioneer Press conducts a months-long investigation. The southern tip of the state has its most intense rural poverty, and the population is shrinking and aging. The Southern examines a “forgotten” corner of Illinois. Some of Chicago’s best restaurants keep data on what you like, what you don’t, and whether you’re a FOW (fish out of water) or a PP (potential problem).
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".