This about Peraica in the Forest Park Review neatly summarizes the case against Stroger, including this, that “the reformer who was trying to work within the Democratic Party system lost the primary to a candidate rendered barely conscious by a stroke.” Reform lost in the primary, in other words. However you feel about Republicans, that’s important. Whatever you consider the merits of Democrats, they dropped the ball this time around.
But most of the telling column, by Carl Nyberg, is about a case Peraica took and won without compensation for a Hispanic family apparently grossly harassed by Melrose Park police. The account is detailed and clear and focused. Read it.