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Tony "The Tweeter" Peraica Keeps Readers In The Loop

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 5, 2009 7:45PM

Ah, technology. Is there anything it can't do? Aldermen on Facebook and Mayor Daley on the YouTubes? What's next? How about a Cook County Commissioner on Twitter? Better yet, how about a Cook County Commissioner on Twitter who "live-tweets" board meetings? Thank goodness for Tony Peraica, who has taken to Twittering the board meetings using the "#cooklive" hash. You can check out Tony's Twitter here.


Peraica told the Sun-Times, "I think it's important to keep the public informed about what's going on with the board as it happens,. This is a wonderful technology that enables us to keep in touch with 600 to 700 people who care about what happens at the meeting." Though not everyone agrees. Says constant Peraica foe, board prez Todd Stroger, "I think it's strange. It doesn't sound kosher. He probably shouldn't be typing while we're doing business. Maybe that's why he can't remember how he voted on things two weeks ago." Careful, boys, we don't want to deal with the ensuing drama once Peraica unfriends Stroger on Facebook.