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Whatever former Mayor Richard M. Daley and his family told the special prosecutor during the investigation that sent Daley nephew Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko to jail for killing David Koschman will stay secret, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Daley’s testimony stays secret: court

Whatever ex-mayor, family told special prosecutor will remain secret.

Special prosecutor Dan K. Webb argues that anything his staff turned up is secret because he was running a grand jury investigation — even material that wasn't presented to grand jurors.

Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether Daley testimony on Koschman gets released

Special prosecutor: Anything I turned up is secret because I was running grand jury investigation — even material not presented to grand jurors.

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…

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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.