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Music teacher Steven Sanders (left) was surprised with a Fishman Prize, a national teaching award worth $25,000, for his successes with students at UIC College Prep on Chicago's West Side. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Music Teacher Surprised With National Award

Steven Sanders, who is completing his fifth year teaching at UIC College Prep, was awarded the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice by The New Teacher Project.

05/19/2014

Former West Aurora High School band director Steve Orland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing two students. (Credit: Kane County Sheriff's Office)

No Charges For West Aurora School Officials In Probe Of Sex Abuse Case

McMahon said people can agree or disagree with his decision not to file charges, but he stands by it as the right thing to do. He said there was no evidence of a coverup, and that the problem was more one of ignorance of the state’s reporting law than anything else.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2013

Former West Aurora High School band director Steve Orland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing two students. (Credit: Kane County Sheriff's Office)

Student Sues School District Over Sexually Abusive Former Band Teacher

A former student of a band teacher convicted of sexual abuse is now suing the West Aurora School District.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Former West Aurora High School band director Steve Orland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing two students. (Credit: Kane County Sheriff's Office)

West Aurora High School District In Trouble With DCFS Over Abusive Band Teacher

The West Aurora High School District is in trouble with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services over an allegation involving a teacher.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Stephen Orland (Kane County State's Attorney)

Did School District Ignore Warning About Band Teacher Fondling Students?

A school custodian was speaking out Wednesday, accusing officials at West Aurora School District 129 of failing to protect students from a predatory band teacher.

CBS 2–08/22/2012

Stephen Orland (Kane County State's Attorney)

Former Band Teacher Gets 12 Years For Sex With Students

A former band teacher at West Aurora High School has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexual misconduct with two students.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Stephen Orland (Kane County State's Attorney)

Prosecutors Find ‘Intimate’ Texts From Band Teacher Accused Of Sex With Students

Details are emerging about sexual misconduct allegations against a former West Aurora High School band teacher, who was arrested and charged last spring.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

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Suit: High School Teacher Tells Student ‘I Wanna Hit It’

A west suburban high school band teacher allegedly told a teenage girl ‘I wanna hit it’ and made sexually suggestive gestures while she was a student in his class, a lawsuit filed Thursday claims.

03/03/2011