Jonathan Hovey Charges Dropped Against Former Unit 5 Teacher By Edith Brady-Lunny • Sep 8, 2020 Ryan Denham / WGLT UPDATED 2:25 p.m. | Charges accusing a former Unit 5 first-grade teacher of sexually assaulting two children were dismissed Tuesday by the state. Accused Glenn Teacher's License Suspended Using New State Law By Ryan Denham • Oct 30, 2019 Ryan Denham / WGLT The Illinois State Board of Education has suspended the licenses of around 40 educators across the state—including one from Unit 5—who are charged with sex crimes, violent felonies or certain drug offenses. New Illinois Law Focuses On More Protection Of Students By Charlie Schlenker & Sean Newgent • Sep 4, 2019 WGLT A new law aims to create a safer school environment for students. Teaching Children About Sex, Consensual Touch By Mary Cullen • Aug 23, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT Even if the conversations are uncomfortable, a community sex educator said it's important for parents to start young when talking about themes of sex and body anatomy with their children. Attorney: Hovey Plans 'Vigorous Defense' Against Abuse Charges By Ryan Denham • Aug 16, 2019 Ryan Denham / WGLT An attorney for the first-grade teacher accused of molesting two of his students says his client is not guilty and will be mounting a vigorous defense against the charges. 7 Lingering Questions About The Sexual Abuse Case In Unit 5 By Ryan Denham • Aug 15, 2019 Google Maps, McLean County sheriff's department Unit 5 parents have a lot of questions about their school district’s reaction to the allegations against first-grade teacher Jonathan Hovey. Glenn Parent Disappointed With Unit 5 Handling Of Sexual Abuse Claims By Mary Cullen • Aug 15, 2019 Mary Cullen / WGLT The Unit 5 school board heard public comment Wednesday from a woman whose daughter was in Jonathan Hovey’s first grade class at Glenn Elementary this past school year. Questions Swirl For Parents After Glenn Teacher’s Arrest By Ryan Denham • Aug 5, 2019 Google Maps, McLean County sheriff's department Parents at Glenn Elementary School looked for answers and reassurance from Unit 5 on Monday as the investigation continued into a teacher accused of molesting two first-graders. Unit 5 Teacher Charged With Abusing First-Graders By Ryan Denham • Aug 3, 2019 WGLT A first-grade teacher in Unit 5 was charged Saturday with sexually abusing two of his students—including one victim who prosecutors say first made her allegation 14 years ago.