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Bar group honors Sun-Times’ Koschman stories

Updated: May 7, 2013 2:15PM

Chicago Sun-Times coverage of the manslaughter indictment of Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko was named a winner Tuesday of the Chicago Bar Association’s Herman Kogan Media Awards.

The honor, for print coverage of the legal system, went to reporters Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin for their work on a 15-page special report published Dec. 4, 2012, of the indictment of the nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley in the 2004 death of 21-year-old David Koschman of Mount Prospect.

Their earlier reporting had prompted a judge to appoint a special prosecutor and reopen the case eight years after Koschman’s death.

The award from the lawyers group is named for the late Herman Kogan, the longtime Chicago journalist, author and historian who worked for the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News.

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