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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.


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)

Daley Nephew Begins Serving Jail Sentence In 2004 Manslaughter Case

Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, 39, reported to the McHenry County Jail shortly before 5 p.m. Friday — the court-ordered deadline for him to surrender.


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.


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.


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.


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.


David Koschman

Prosecutors Ordered To Turn Over Interviews In Case Tied To Daley Nephew

The family of a Mount Prospect man who died eight years ago after a confrontation with Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew has scored a legal victory.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012