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John Jacobson and Hebron history

Published: Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:01 p.m. CST
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John Jacobson's rise to Hebron Village President has been anything but quiet.

John Jacobson's rise to Hebron Village President has been anything but quiet.

As a candidate, Jacobson was originally charged with possession of crack cocaine in mid-January of 2013. Jacobson was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony.

The voters of Hebron elected him anyway, citing drastically affected water rates as the result of a new water plant built years earlier. With growth stagnant, voters wanted a change. They got it in Jacobson.

Jacobson was dismissed from his job at McHenry County College as a result of viewing pornographic emails and videos at work and forwarding them during work hours. The woman in charge of the sewer plant stepped down because of what she described as unsafe and tense working conditions.

This page serves as the history of Jacobson's rise and subsequent issues as Hebron Village President.

Story highlights:

Jan. 16, 2013: Hebron candidate charged in drug case

April 21, 2013: Drug charge didn't hurt challenger in Hebron race

July 3, 2013: Hebron village president pleads guilty to drug charges, can keep office

March 8, 2014: Trustees question Hebron president's leadership

April 13, 2014: Hebron sewer plant operator gone; describes tense, unsafe atmosphere

Northwest Herald view:

April 10, 2013: Lyons: New, but dubious fame for Hebron

April 18, 2013: Our View: Just another defendant

March 13, 2014: Our View: Leadership void in Hebron

Letter to the Editor:

July 12, 2013: Double standard?

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