Student Arrested for School Threat:
A Washington Junior High School student was arrested and charged with a felony after posting an online threat on Monday in which he threatened to “shoot up the school.” The state’s attorney’s office says the message appeared in a chatroom and was reported to District 203. The boy appeared in juvenile court on Tuesday morning, and was released to the custody of his parents on home detention. He’s charged with one count of false report of a threat to school, and will appear in court again on January 10.
New Hobson Oak Brew:
It’s canning day today for the latest brew created from the historic Hobson Oak. Appropriately named “Hobson,” the imperial milk stout was aged in bourbon barrels on top of wood chips from the 250-year-old tree. Solemn Oath Brewery partnered up with Miskatonic Brewing Company and Hop Butcher For the World to craft the brew, which will be revealed to the public at Solemn Oath at noon this Saturday, along with four other beers. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Naperville Parks Foundation, who’ll be on hand Saturday as well. The Hobson Oak was taken down in 2016 due to decay.
Holden’s Hot Cocoa Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer:
This Saturday the Mullen family is hosting a hot chocolate stand fundraiser in honor of their one-year-old son Holden, who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of brain cancer called AT/RT right around the time of his first birthday. He’s currently in week 19 of chemotherapy treatments. Saturday’s fundraiser will be held at the Mullen home at 1037 Royal St. George Drive from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with Santa himself making a visit for photo-ops. All proceeds will go to help children that have been affected by cancer.
Benet vs. Montini Boys Basketball:
The boys basketball season is in its early stages with Benet Academy hosting Montini Catholic in an ESCC match-up last night. The student section grabbed their best pajamas, but the Redwings were not sleeping on the court with numerous players hitting double digits in the scoring column. Kendrick Tchoua and Will Engels were just two of the players to hit 18 and 13 respectively. The Wings took the win easily 87 – 66 and look towards their big match up against Marist on Friday night.