Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko arrives at the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media
THE WATCHDOGS: McHenry County taxpayers are subsidizing the incarceration of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew, who asked to serve his 60-day sentence at their jail rather than at the Cook County Jail for killing David Koschman. Daley nephew Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko is paying a $16-a-day fee. McHenry County officials acknowledge that the fee is too low but say Vanecko isn’t getting special treatment. That rate was set by a judge in 1997 — before the jail was built — but they hope to raise it.