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John Jacobson and Hebron history

Published: Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:01 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:31 p.m. CDT
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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.

This page serves as the history of Jacobson's rise, run-ins with law enforcement 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

Jan 14, 2014: Hebron Village President charged with DUI, would violate probation if convicted

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

March 17, 2014: Truck still at center of controversy in Hebron

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

April 21, 2014: Hebron's search for operator complicated by 'negative publicity'

May 3, 2014: Jacobson documents provide details into MCC firing

July 3, 2014: Jacobson's probation period ends without action from prosecution

July 25, 2014: Jacobson enters plea deal for reckless driving charge

Nov. 14, 2014: Veteran shelter says Hebron president holding grant hostage to help a tavern

Nov. 17, 2014: Hebron President John Jacobson signs grant application for homeless veterans shelter

March 22, 2016: Hebron village president arrested after police find cocaine, shotgun at his house

March 23, 2016: Documents detail Hebron president's night of smoking crack cocaine, 'pervy' behavior

DOCUMENTS: After smoking crack cocaine, Hebron president found unconscious in underwear

March 25, 2016: Hebron trustee, residents react to village president's latest cocaine arrest

March 29, 2016: Hebron village president facing cocaine charges OK'd to visit Wisconsin

March 30, 2016: Another Hebron trustee calls for Jacobson's resignation after cocaine arrest

April 15, 2016: Hebron to hold first board meeting since president's cocaine arrest

April 19, 2016: Hebron Village President John Jacobson not resigning after cocaine arrest

April 26, 2016: Hebron Village President John Jacobson pleads not guilty to drug, firearms charges

May 3, 2016: Hebron village president facing cocaine charges could lose his home

Northwest Herald view:

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

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