Court case Key developments

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (left) arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building for his arraignment on involuntary manslaughters charges in death of David Koschman with his Attorney Tom Breen. |  John H. White~Sun-Times

Daley nephew charged in Koschman killing

Indictment is stunning swing in case that police, prosecutors said didn’t merit charges.

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko

Judge may finalize trial date for Vanecko

McHenry County judge is expected to set trial date, possibly for January or February.

Chicago police lineup with Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (second from left). | Chicago Police Department photo

5 police officers sue over photo lineup

Originally published Feb. 1, 2012 BY ALLISON HORTON Staff reporter Five Chicago Police officers are suing the Chicago Sun-Times for…

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko

Mayor’s nephew quizzed in fatal fight

Originally published May 22, 2004 By FRANK MAIN AND FRAN SPIELMAN Staff Reporters A nephew of Mayor Daley was among…

Phil Cline.

No charges filed in fatal fight

Originally published May 26, 2004 By FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter No charges will be filed in connection with a…


Key figures in David Koschman case

DAVID KOSCHMAN 21-year-old Mount Prospect man whose 2004 death following a drunken confrontation on Division Street near Dearborn remained an…

Booking mug for Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko.

Vanecko back in Chicago

Chicago Police release copy of booking mug shot of Daley’s nephew.


Special prosecutor bill hits seven figures

Final tally for special prosecutor comes in at $1,036,211 — $966,582 for legal fees.

McHenry County Judge Maureen P. McIntyre became the sole owner of this Barrington Hills home after she divorced her ex-husband, Raymond X. Henehan. But numerous public records list Henehan as still living in the house. | Sun-Times Media

Ethics investigation into Koschman judge

Despite divorcing husband seven years ago, judge still lives with him.