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John Jacobson and Hebron history

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.

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

April 18, 2013: Our View: Just another defendant

July 10, 2013: Our view: Hebron must live with vote

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

Nov. 23, 2014: Our View: Hebron power must be checked

March 24, 2016: Our View: John Jacobson must leave office

March 28, 2016: From the Editor's Desk: There is a leader living in Hebron

April 24, 2016: Our View: Jacobson should resign, or felony prosecution pursued

Letter to the Editor:

July 12, 2013: Double standard?

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