Hebron candidate dismissed from MCC job

CRYSTAL LAKE – An embattled Hebron Village President candidate who was arrested last month on drug charges has lost his job at McHenry County College.

John Jacobson was a full-time employee in the college's building maintenance department. He made $42,436.22 a year, according to a Freedom of Information Act request fulfilled by the college. Jacobson was dismissed at a special MCC board meeting Tuesday.

He was charged in January with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony. Authorities said they found about 3 grams of crack cocaine inside Jacobson's vehicle.

He had worked with the college since March 2008, college officials said.

Jacobson is running against incumbent Hebron Village President Frank Beatty.

– Chelsea McDougall

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