Now that he has tested positive for alcohol, the embattled former mayor of Hebron faces revocation of his probation handed down in June for a misdemeanor charge related to possessing a crack pipe.
John Jacobson, 72, tested positive for alcohol on Aug. 13, which is a violation of the terms of his two year probation, according to a petition for revocation filed by prosecutors at the McHenry County Courthouse.
When he tested positive, he admitted to drinking alcohol the day before, according to the petition.
A court hearing on the matter Thursday was continued until Sept. 26.
In June, he pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. He also was sentenced to 60 days in jail to be served at 50%, which was stayed at the time. He also was ordered to seek drug and alcohol treatment and to submit to regular tests for drugs and alcohol.
At that sentencing, McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt warned Jacobson that if he committed any crimes he would immediately go to jail.
In 2016, Jacobson was found overdosing on crack cocaine in his home. During a search later that day police found less than an ounce of cocaine, two crack pipes, a shotgun and ammunition, for which authorities said he did not have a Firearm Owners ID card. He was found not guilty of the weapons charge at a jury trial.
Jacobson has lived in Hebron since 1955 and has served in several official capacities, including as a longtime trustee and had also worked for the township fire department for 50 years.
At his June sentencing, Jacobson said he had completed treatment for alcohol and drugs, been active in counseling and church and reads Scripture daily.