Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Daley nephew pleads guilty in man's death

CHICAGO (AP) — A nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man he got into a fight with outside a bar in 2004.

Richard J. Vanecko entered the plea at a Rolling Meadows courthouse Friday as part of a deal with a special prosecutor. In exchange, Vanecko will receive 60 days in jail followed by 60 days of home confinement. He also has to pay $20,000 in restitution.

Twenty-one-year-old David Koschman died days after he fell and struck his head during the fight.

The case has generated widespread media attention, fueled in large part by stories in the Chicago Sun-Times. The stories raised questions about whether Chicago police and county prosecutors mishandled the original case.

Loading more