Key developments

Timothy C. Evans

Chief judge: Case needs outsider

Illinois Supreme Court asked to assign a judge from outside Cook County to preside over case.

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.

Attorney Dan Webb was named special prosecutor to investigate the death of David Koschman.  |  Sun-Times Media

Webb appointed as special prosecutor

Former U.S. Attorney won the convictions of corrupt Cook County judges.

Judge Michael P. Toomin

Justice at last for Koschman?

Judge says “the system has failed,” and agrees to appoint special prosecutor.

Nanci Koschman.

Mom asks for special prosecutor

Asserts that criminal charges would have been filed long ago if not for the Daley connection.

Richard “R.J.” Vanecko arrives at the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows on Friday. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media

Vanecko guilty in Koschman death

Richard “R.J.” Vanecko stood before a judge Friday and admitted he was guilty and received a 60-day jail sentence.

Sun-Times Media

Case closed, no charges

Police say they didn’t pursue charges because punch was thrown in self-defense.