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Jonathan Hovey

Jonathan Hovey in court
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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.

Curt Richardson
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A new law aims to create a safer school environment for students.

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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.

Jonathan Hovey in court
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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.

Glenn exterior with Hovey's mugshot
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Unit 5 parents have a lot of questions about their school district’s reaction to the allegations against first-grade teacher Jonathan Hovey.

Claire speaks to the board
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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.

Glenn exterior with Hovey's mugshot
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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.

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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.