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David Koschman

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Daley Nephew Completes Jail Term In 2004 Manslaughter Case

R.J. Vanecko punched David Koschman of Mount Prospect, in the face in a drunken confrontation early on April 25, 2004. Koschman fell, hit his head on a curb and died 11 days later of brain injuries.

04/14/2014

David Koschman

Nanci Koschman Hopes Federal Lawsuit Will Uncover Truth About Son’s Death

Nanci Koschman says she got the apology she wanted from Richard Vanecko for striking the blow that killed her son David ten years ago, but she says special prosecutor Dan Webb’s report showed her the case isn’t over.

03/24/2014

Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Prosecutor Who “Threw Away” Koschman File Resigns

The prosecutor who declined to charge former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew in the killing of David Koschman — and apparently “threw away” the case file — has left the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

02/11/2014

Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Report: No Evidence Of Daley Influence In Koschman Case

A special prosecutor has released a report concluding there’s no evidence former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley or other family members sought to influence an investigation into the 2004 death of a man punched by Daley’s nephew.

02/04/2014

Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Special Prosecutor’s Report On Koschman Case To Be Released Tuesday

Special prosecutor Dan K. Webb will release a 162-page report Tuesday morning that’s expected to shed light on whether clout kept police and prosecutors from charging Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, with killing David Koschman.

02/03/2014

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Daley Nephew Vanecko Pleads Guilty In Koschman Death

Richard R.J. Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, pleaded guilty on Friday a single count of involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman, and apologized to Koschman’s mother in court.

01/31/2014

Richard Vanecko (left), a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman (right).

No New Indictments In Koschman Death Case

The grand jury looking into the conduct of police and prosecutors in a case involving a nephew of former Mayor Daley has ended its work – and no new indictments will be issued.

09/19/2013

David Koschman

Special Prosecutor To Complete Koschman Probe Pro Bono

Going forward, Cook County taxpayers won’t have to pay for work of a special prosecutor investigating why Chicago Police and Cook County prosecutors did not charge a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley in the death of David Koschman.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2013

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

McHenry Judge Selected To Preside Over Vanecko Case

A judge who handles juvenile cases in McHenry County was selected Friday to preside over the Cook County involuntary-manslaughter case against Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

01/04/2013

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Supreme Court Assigns Vanecko Case To McHenry County Judge

A McHenry County judge will preside over the politically-charged involuntary manslaughter case against Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who is accused of killing David Koschman in 2004.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Vanecko Judge Steps Aside, New Judge From Outside Cook County Sought

After a judge with ties to former Mayor Richard M. Daley recused himself from the involuntary manslaughter case against a Daley nephew, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans is asking the state’s highest court to appoint a judge from outside the county.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: The Koschman-Vanecko Court Case Is Classic Chicago Way

The Koschman-Vanecko story has become a really big one.

CBS 2–12/11/2012

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Judge In Vanecko Case Has Ties To Daley, Will Step Down If Asked

The nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges in the 2004 death of a young man during a fight on the near North Side.

12/10/2012

Richard Vanecko (left), a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman (right).

Daley Nephew Indicted In 2004 Death Of David Koschman

A nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2012

David Koschman

Dan Webb Named Special Prosecutor In David Koschman Case

A judge has named former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb as a special prosecutor to re-investigate the death of a man, after he was punched by the nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley.

04/23/2012

Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association and Nanci Koschman react following a decision to appoint a special prosecutor to review the death of Nancy's son.  (Credit: WBBM Newsradio/Lisa Fielding)

Judge Allows Special Prosecutor In Deadly Fight Involving Mayor Daley’s Nephew

A special prosecutor will investigate a politically charged, fatal fight involving a nephew of retired Mayor Richard M. Daley.

04/06/2012

David Koschman

Judge To Rule On Special Prosecutor Request In Case Involving Daley’s Nephew

A judge is set to rule Friday on whether to appoint a special prosecutor in a politically-charged case involving the nephew of retired Mayor Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

David Koschman

BGA Fights For Special Prosecutor In Case Involving Daley Nephew

The Better Government Association is urging the appointment of a special prosecutor to reinvestigate the case of David Koschman, who died after being punched by a nephew of retired Mayor Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

David Koschman

Ruling Expected Next Week In Death Case Involving Daley Nephew

Nanci Koschman, David Koschman’s mother, and two other relatives want a judge to appoint an outside prosecutor to determine whether criminal charges still might be merited in the death, and to investigate how police and prosecutors handled the case.

03/29/2012

David Koschman

Report: Court Papers Say Daley’s Nephew Felt Guilty About Punching Man

New court papers suggest Chicago Police may have left out key information in a report about an incident involving a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley in which another man died after being punched.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

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