CHICAGO (CBS) — A trustee in the small village of Hebron, near the Wisconsin border, has taken steps to get a referendum on the November ballot to recall the village president, who is facing drug and gun charges.
Hebron village president John Jacobson was arrested in March, after paramedics responded to his home for calls he “was not breathing and beginning to turn blue,” according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s office.
As deputies were speaking to the woman who called 911, they noticed drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view, and obtained a search warrant for the home. A search turned up cocaine, two crack pipes, a shotgun, and ammunition.
Jacobson, 68, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a gun without a FOID card, both felonies, according to the sheriff’s office.
Trustee Andrew Georgi said Jacobson had previous brushes with the law for DUI and cocaine possession. Records also indicate he’d been fired from his job at a college for looking at porn at work and emailing images from his work email address.
Jacobson also might soon to lose the home where he lives, for non-payment of property taxes.
“He needs to go,” Georgi said.