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A Sun-Times investigation that led to the appointment of a special prosecutor and eventual jail time for the nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko in the death of David Koschman.

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Cop who bungled homicide case involving Daley’s nephew promoted to lieutenant

Sam Cirone was reprimanded for his role in the investigation which initially cleared then-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew in David Koschman’s 2004 death. A Sun-Times investigation changed that.

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2 Cook County judges, indicted Ald. Ed Burke, 3 retired judges partnered in investment club

Judge Michael Toomin presides over the juvenile justice division and is running for retention in November. Judge James Shapiro hears family law cases.

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New development in Koschman case calls for an explanation from Dan Webb

What’s going here? Did Webb deceive the public? Is Michael Daley not a member of the Daley family?

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Getting closer to the truth in the death of David Koschman

New information has surfaced showing that the Daley family was on to the police investigation of one of its own early on — right before it ground to a halt. It’s now time to release everything else under lock and key.

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Release ‘voluntary statements’ collected in probe of David Koschman’s death

Will special prosecutor Dan Webb be any more forthcoming with information in the Jussie Smollett investigation?

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Dialing a Daley: Long-secret phone bill in David Koschman case reveals early calls to Mayor Daley’s brother

Special prosecutor Dan Webb left Bridget Higgins McCarthy’s calls to Michael Daley out of his report — but did cite her calls to the Daley nephew who killed Koschman.

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Chicago cop reprimanded for bungling homicide case involving Daley nephew

Sgt. Sam Cirone, the last of 6 officers to face discipline for the investigation into Koschman’s death at the hands of Daley nephew Richard Vanecko, faced a one-year suspension.

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Cops in Koschman case: Daley’s nephew shouldn’t have been charged

Five years after Richard J. ‘R.J.’ Vanecko pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, Sgt. Sam Cirone, who’s fighting a year’s suspension, and three former Chicago police colleagues still say Vanecko acted in self-defense.

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Ex-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s testimony in Koschman case stays secret: high court

Whatever former Mayor Richard M. Daley and his family told a special prosecutor during the investigation that sent Daley nephew Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko to jail for killing David Koschman will remain secret, the Illinois Supreme Court rules, rejecting arguments by the BGA for release.

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

The state’s high court heard oral arguments Tuesday from Matthew Topic, an attorney for the Better Government Association.

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Judge: Sun-Times broke privacy law with details on cops in Daley nephew lineup

Ruling says paper violated law in publishing birth months/years, heights, weights, hair/eye colors of cops who were "fillers" in R.J. Vanecko lineup.

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Koschman cop Sam Cirone, fighting recommended year’s suspension, loses appeal

Last Chicago cop facing discipline in David Koschman case loses appeal to block the Chicago Police Board from acting on recommended year's suspension.

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FBI files reveal cheating allegations in mysterious Chicago cop deaths

THE WATCHDOGS: FBI files, other records obtained by the Sun-Times call into question Chicago Police Department finding that sergeant killed himself.

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Daley’s statement on nephew’s homicide case to stay secret: court

The statement Daley crafted four years ago came as he and other Daley family members were being interviewed by lawyers working under attorney Dan Webb

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Rescuers seek anyone — alive or dead — left in floodwaters

The storm brought five straight days of rain, totaling close to 52 inches, the heaviest tropical downpour ever recorded in the continental U.S.

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Chicago Police threw out bloody mattress in mysterious cop death

THE WATCHDOGS: It's one more irregularity in a case the FBI has been investigating for months.

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THE WATCHDOGS: Koschman cop gets $37K in OT while fighting suspension

The last cop facing discipline in David Koschman case has been paid more than $37,000 for overtime while on desk duty as he fights year's suspension.

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Judge: Koschman cop punishment up to arbitrator, not police board

An apparent loophole in union contract Emanuel administration signed could mean arbitrator, not Chicago Police Board, decides Koschman cop's fate.

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THE WATCHDOGS: 3 Koschman cops face punishment; 3 quit, avoid sanctions

<p dir="ltr">For nearly two months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has been sitting on a report urging punishment — including firing — of

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Koschman cop says city waited too long, can’t punish him now

A Chicago cop facing suspension over the David Koschman case says City Hall waited too long to punish him, so his suspension should be dropped.

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Daley nephew’s probation ends in Koschman case

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko has completed his involuntary-manslaughter sentence for throwing a punch that

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Sun-Times reporters earn George Polk Award for Koschman investigation

<p>Three Chicago Sun-Times reporters have received the George Polk Award for stories that led to the conviction of a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.</p>

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City of Chicago poised to settle Koschman civil case for $250,000

<p>The city of Chicago is set to pay Nanci Koschman $250,000 to settle the lawsuit she filed accusing City Hall and the Chicago Police Department of

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City Council agrees to pay $250,000 to Koschman mom

<p>The Chicago City Council agreed Wednesday to pay Nanci Koschman $250,000 to settle the wrongful-death lawsuit she filed accusing City Hall and the

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Anita Alvarez: Appeals court shouldn’t revive Koschman mom’s suit

<p>City Hall has settled its part of the David Koschman case for $250,000, but Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is continuing to fight a

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Alvarez settles with Koschman mom for $50,000 over coverup claim

<p>Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has agreed to a $50,000 settlement with David Koschman’s mother.</p>

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THE WATCHDOGS: Justice delayed — again — in Koschman case, union appeals stall discipline of cops

<p>Now that Nanci Koschman has settled her last legal claim over her son David Koschman’s death, one question still unsettled is whether anyone from

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McCarthy promotes cop under investigation in Daley nephew case

<p>Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has a new chief of detectives — a veteran cop under investigation for his role in creating a fictitious

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Another top Koschman cop leaves Chicago Police Department

<p>Another high-ranking officer caught up in the botched investigation of David Koschman’s death has left the Chicago Police Department.</p>

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Police move to fire 1 Koschman cop, suspend 2 others

<p>Two years after former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew admitted killing David Koschman, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s interim police superintendent

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Lt. Denis Walsh, a key Koschman cop, quits in face of firing

<p>Lt. Denis Walsh has resigned from the Chicago Police Department one week after interim Supt. John Escalante moved to fire him over his role in the

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Editorial: Secrets of how Chicago works may hide in grand jury record

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