Suffredin- An Advocate for All of Us  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
  Cook County is the second most populous county in the nation. It is the 19th largest government in the U.S.
   
     
     
     



Man who died in sheriff's custody after crash had head injuries, blood alcohol 4 times limit: Official

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Chicago Tribune
by Marissa Page

A Chicago man who died in the custody of the Cook County sheriff’s office was found to have massive head injuries and a blood alcohol content at more than four times the legal limit, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Francisco Marchan, 52, was arrested Monday after being involved in a car crash, according to Cara Smith, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

Marchan was driving west when he hit another vehicle driving south at the intersection of West Le Moyne Street and North Pulaski Road in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, Smith said.

When officers arrived at the scene of the accident, they reported that Marchan was on the sidewalk next to his vehicle. He smelled strongly of alcohol and slurred his speech, officers reported. They found an open can of Busch beer in the center console of Marchan’s vehicle, as well as four unopened cans of Busch on the passenger-side floor.

Marchan was taken into custody. He was under a standing warrant for a prior DUI charge at the time of Monday’s accident, Smith said.

Marchan’s blood-alcohol level was tested 1 ½ hours after the accident and registered above .36, more than 4 ½ times Illinois’ legal limit of .08.

Once in custody, Marchan was taken to Cermak Hospital after displaying signs of a head injury. He was later taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office believe he suffered a massive head injury from the accident that likely caused Marchan’s death, Smith said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office conducted an autopsy on Marchan’s body Thursday, but the results from that examination are still pending.



Recent Headlines

Morning Spin: Question about legalizing marijuana could go on Cook County ballots
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Cook County ballot question on legalizing weed blazes ahead
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

DOUBEK: All women and men ought to be treated with dignity at work
Monday, December 11, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

'A horrific breakdown in responsibilities': Report reveals new details in Markham courthouse sex assault
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Chicago Tribune

MITCHELL: Too many at risk for losing homes for being late on taxes
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

How commercial properties are assessed
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Chicago Tribune

When Preckwinkle goes too far and Evans not far enough
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Judge halts court layoffs temporarily
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

2 Cook County sheriff’s officers among 3 hurt in Jane Addams crash
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

Court rules forest preserve can't evict former Horizon Farm owners
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Daily Southtown

Preckwinkle can't make chief judge lay off 155 for now, judge rules
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Chicago Tribune

After winning lawsuit, fired sheriff's officer returns to work
Monday, December 04, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Sheriff Tom Dart’s personnel board halts firings, suspensions amid legal questions
Friday, December 01, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Foxx's office cites conflict, causing delay in chief judge's lawsuit to block Cook County layoffs
Friday, December 01, 2017
Chicago Tribune

2018 Unsung Heroine Call for Nominations
Friday, December 01, 2017
Special to suffredin.org

Sheriff Tom Dart’s personnel board halts firings, suspensions amid legal questions
Friday, December 01, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Evans sues county to halt court layoffs
Friday, December 01, 2017
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Unions lost the soda tax fight. Do they want still more layoffs?
Friday, December 01, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Who pays for illegal government secrecy? You do.
Friday, December 01, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Chief judge files action against Cook County Board
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP