A Cook County judge has set July 24 and 25 as the dates for the jury trial of former Cook County board member Anthony Peraica, who was charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to property for allegedly destroying an election sign for his opponent shortly before the November 2010 election.
Peraica was arrested three days before the election in McCook, where his opponent Jeffrey Tobolski was mayor, after someone allegedly saw him get out of a white van and damage a sign.
At the time, Peraica said he was out with a campaign volunteer investigating the destruction of his own election signs when he was pulled over and harassed by McCook police.
Tobolski, a Democrat, went on to win the election after a heated race against Peraica, a Republican who served two terms on the county board.
The trial will take place at Bridgeview courthouse before Judge Kerry Kennedy in Room 108.
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