Michael Sullivan, chief judge of McHenry County Circuit Court, was tasked with naming a judge from his circuit last month after the Cook County judge originally picked to preside over the case stepped aside because of connections to Daley.
At the request of the special prosecutor who brought the charge against Richard Vanecko, Cook County's chief judge asked the
McIntyre is currently the presiding judge of the court's Family Division, hearing mostly cases of juvenile abuse and neglect, delinquency, and adoption.
Sullivan announced the appointment of McIntyre in a one-page order released this afternoon.
McIntyre was retained by voters in November to a six-year term. She has been on the bench in McHenry County since 1996.
Dan Wallis, administrator of the McHenry County Circuit Court, told the Tribune on Thursday that whichever judge was selected will travel to
Koschman, 21, of Mount Prospect, had been drinking in the Rush Street night life district early on April 24, 2004, when he and friends quarreled with a group that included Vanecko. During the altercation, Koschman was knocked to the street, hitting the back of his head on the pavement. He died 11 days later.
Last year, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed veteran attorney Dan Webb as special prosecutor after an investigative series by the
In announcing the indictment against Vanecko in December, Webb said a special grand jury continued to probe how police and prosecutors handled the original investigation.