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NCTV17 delivers hyper-local television coverage of the people, places and perspectives that matter to Naperville residents. We cover local elections, put you curbside at parades, and bring you a wide variety of community events, including band concerts, award shows, and school board meetings. We also produce many weekly and monthly programs including: Naperville News 17 : From a local perspective on national news to city issues that matter to you, to an in-depth look at the people and places of ...



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Naperville North and Naperville Central have produced state caliber wrestlers in past seasons but the foundation for success involving these grapplers was developed long before high school. For some, the work began before the middle school level as well. A lot of the success is thanks to programs like the Naperville Wrestling Club, a long-time feeder program where kids’ kindergarten to 8th can keep on wrestling and improve their skills all year round. “It’s great for the sport, it's great...
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight, host Jane Wernette is joined by: 1. Nina Menis and Sherilyn Hebel from KidsMatter 2. Carol Dimas from Steven Dimas Family Scholarship Foundation 3. Debbie Venezia from Arts DuPage https://www.nctv17.org/c/spotlight/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook:...
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Christmas is known as the most wonderful time of the year, but December 21st, 2022, also known as National Signing Day for high school football players across the country. This one will be remembered just as fondly for three Naperville North standouts. At Stonebridge Country Club Aidan Gray, David Olano, and Jackson Kerstin all put pen to paper together in a combined ceremony in front of friends and family, with each athlete taking their talents to the division one level. “I’m super excited...
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Naperville Community Television
Dec 22, 2022 NCTV17
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With below freezing temperatures and snow starting to fall, it’s important to take the right steps to keep our four-legged friends safe. “It's pretty dangerous, especially for the smaller dogs, like little dogs like Chihuahuas and some of those type dogs, they don't have a lot of body fat in order to have a lot of fur. So really, those dogs should be spending a very minimal amount of time outside, said Chris Yelle, executive director at A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter. According to Yelle, pet owners...
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Naperville Community Television
Dec 21, 2022 NCTV17
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The Child Life department at Edward Hospital got an early Christmas gift on Tuesday from the Indian American Political Alliance. “So, we received a donation from a Boy Scout troop who partnered with the Indian American Political Alliance (IAPA) organization, and they put out some boxes to collect donations for pediatric patients this holiday season,” said Child Life Specialists Nina Sittler. The Naperville Boys Scout Troop reached out to the Child Life team to set up a time to stop by with...
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Naperville Community Television
Dec 19, 2022 NCTV17
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With the holiday's taking place the Naperville Fire Department has some safety tips for a fun and safe celebration. Cozy fires, cooking for crowds, and holiday décor are all signs of the season. But as you deck the halls of your home, the Naperville Fire Department (NFD) wants to make sure you’re being safe. Candle Safety Candles add a warm glow, but if not watched, can become a problem. “If they’re not monitored and they burn down & fall over or drip onto something that’s...
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Naperville Community Television
Dec 19, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of Dana Being Dana, host Dana Michelle is joined by: 1. Sarah Potter 2. Bob Black 3. Marlon Millner 4. Abigail Tiu-Kemph 5. Heather C. Parker, Real Estate & Estate Planning Attorney - Rosenberg & Parker, LLC https://www.nctv17.org/dana-being-dana/remembering-loved-ones-during-the-holidays/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update:...
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Dec 14, 2022 NCTV17
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Naperville loves its celebrations!  In fact, the city is home to 90 different public events – and counting - each year. This time of the year is particularly packed with ways to enjoy the holidays, from the Parade of Lights to the Santa House to the lighting of a giant menorah to the New Year’s Bubble Bash.  Year-round, we also celebrate with other parades and events like Holi - the Festival of Colors, National Night Out, The Last Fling, and The Halloween Hop. New Naperville Celebrations...
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Naperville Community Television
Dec 11, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Business Connection, host Liz Spencer is joined by Kevin Peterson of K. Peterson Associates, Inc. Architects https://www.nctv17.org/business-connection/k-peterson-assoc-inc-architects-build-relationships/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/ Twitter:...
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Dec 11, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Business Connection, host Liz Spencer is joined by Anthony Trunnell of Trunnell Insurance Services https://www.nctv17.org/business-connection/trunnell-insurance-services-llc-offers-exceptional-service/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/ Twitter:...
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Dec 11, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Business Connection, host Liz Spencer is joined by Amber Cooperman of Amber's Traveling Massage https://www.nctv17.org/business-connection/ambers-traveling-massage/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCTV17 Instagram:...
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Dec 9, 2022 NCTV17
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Avenida Naperville got into the “mix” this holiday season with a return visit from the Ozinga Merry Mixer. “Tonight is our third annual Ozinga Merry Mixer. We started this in 2020 as a way to gather our new residents as well as neighbors in the community to get together outdoors while we were going through the pandemic and celebrate the holiday spirit.” said Community Manager of Avenida Naperville Michele Clemen. What is the Ozinga Merry Mixer? The red-and-white concrete truck decked...
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25 different stores in Downtown Naperville are celebrating the holiday season with colorful snowpeople on their windows. Keep an eye out for magical snowmen chilling on downtown store windows during the month of December, as Magical Holiday Windows has kicked off in Naperville.  “It’s a tradition we’ve been doing for a few years now,” said Executive Director of the Downtown Naperville Alliance Danielle Tufano. “A great way to get people downtown and get them in the holiday spirit....
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Naperville Community Television
Dec 8, 2022 NCTV17
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The Elves and Chanukah holiday scavenger hunts are taking place in Downtown Naperville courtesy of the Downtown Naperville Alliance. The scavenger hunt in downtown Naperville is on, as holiday elves and Chanukah menorahs are hidden throughout a number of participating businesses. It’s some holiday fun courtesy of the Downtown Naperville Alliance. "We do the holiday elf scavenger hunt annually," said Danielle Tufano, executive director of the Downtown Naperville Alliance. "It's...
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Dec 8, 2022 NCTV17
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Board Chair Deb Conroy and District 1 Board Member Michael Childress made history at Monday's DuPage County inauguration ceremony. A new era in DuPage County began at Monday night’s inauguration ceremony, as the newly-elected DuPage County Board Chair Deb Conroy, and board member Michael Childress made history. DuPage County Firsts The audience at the JTK Administration Building erupted into applause when Democrat Deb Conroy became the first woman to be sworn-in as DuPage County Board...
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Naperville Community Television
Dec 7, 2022 NCTV17
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Residential real estate services company Baird & Warner hosted groundbreaking ceremony for new Naperville office. A bit of wind didn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered at 1528 Aurora Ave. in Naperville on Wednesday, as Baird & Warner held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 15,000-square-foot building. “I want to thank everyone here, all of you who have made this possible,” said Bill Gill, vice president of Baird & Warner and designated managing broker. “Everyone from...
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Dec 5, 2022 NCTV17
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The popular Polar Express story paired perfectly with some Saturday morning Naperville Safety Town fun in a newly launched activity for kids ages 4 to 6. “We are here with our first ever Polar Express learning about railroad safety and then doing some holiday activities,” said Safety Town Program Director Jennifer Weter. “So kids came in there having chocolate milk and cookies while we were reading the story of the Polar Express, talking about the safety of the railroad and the trains,”...
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Dec 2, 2022 NCTV17
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The Naperville Garden Club showed its holiday spirit with a decorative twist through its annual Cup of Cheer event on December 1 and 2. What Is Cup Of Cheer? “Cup Of Cheer is the major fundraiser for the Naperville Garden Club, and we're really excited. This is our 60th year that we've been putting this event on. It is a house walk, we have featured four homes within Naperville and then we have a holiday market. Everyone who gets a ticket gets a commemorative, either teacup and saucer or a...
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For nearly forty years, the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton has celebrated the holidays with its Festival of Lights, a dazzling display of more than 20,000 twinkling lights and lit up animal figures. “Starting the day after Thanksgiving through the end of the month, we have the Festival of Lights and our holiday tree sales going on. So, every day we are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and you can purchase one of four different kinds of Christmas trees from three feet up to 12 feet, wreaths, garland, all...
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Every day the first responders with the Naperville Police and Fire Departments sacrifice their own health and safety in order to protect and serve others, making them true gems in the community. About the Police and Fire Departments The Naperville Police Departments has 265 employees, including swore-in officers, administration, and civilian positions, while the Fire department has 200 employees across 10 fire stations. The police department strives to have a high level of engagement with...
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On this episode of 630 Naperville, host Joe Chura is joined by experts to talk about getting out into nature, finances as the year comes to a close, the hottest in event trends, how to manage holiday stress, and how to plan out your legal future https://www.nctv17.org/c/630-naperville/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW...
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The Naperville Park District installed the Dandelion Fountain holiday tree at the Riverwalk's Civic Plaza last Tuesday. The Dandelion Fountain tree stands over 20 feet tall at the Naperville Riverwalk’s Civic Plaza to welcome everyone to the holiday season.  Naperville Park Specialist for the Riverwalk Division Mike DiCristina and five people from the Naperville Park District installed the Dandelion Fountain artificial holiday tree on Tuesday. Dandelion Fountain Tree Installation “We’re...
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Over 6,000 runners flocked to Naperville Central High School Thanksgiving morning for the 25th Annual Turkey Trot 5K. Before bringing out the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, over 6,000 trotters brought their running shoes to Naperville Central High School early Thanksgiving morning for the 25th Annual Turkey Trot 5K, hosted by the Naperville Noon Lions.  Thanksgiving Tradition Trotters flocked to Naperville from all around, as many run the 5K as a yearly family tradition. Both Dan and...
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Nov 28, 2022 NCTV17
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Over 6,000 runners will participate in the 25th Annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, hosted by the Naperville Noon Lions. “We’re so proud that we can get around 6,000 runners and walkers to come out on a day known for overeating,” said Turkey Trot race director Glenn Behnke. “There are some people that are lightning fast, and they’ll come back in 15 minutes. But what’s really cool is to see kids and they’re running or even being pushed in a stroller and families walking.”...
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Naperville natives Juliana Filapek, Layla Joan and Emmy Chan will feature in Paramount Theatre's "The Sound of Music." Three Naperville natives are ready to sing about their favorite things in Paramount Theatre’s “The Sound of Music.” The show launched at the theater this week, with Juliana Filapek, Layla Joan and Emmy Chan all serving as understudies for members of the von Trapp family. The Third von Trapp 15-year-old Filapek is the most seasoned performer of the three, with...
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Nov 27, 2022 NCTV17
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Mel Flowers has opened doors on Naperville's newest record store: Wicked Wax Vinyl Shoppe. The store is located at 32 Foxcroft Rd. “I just want to nerd out with some people and talk about music, instruments and vinyl records,” said Mel Flowers, owner of Wicked Wax Vinyl Shoppe. “Going to a big box store, there’s not always going to be that person there that you can talk to about music. You can’t go into a Walmart and expect the employee to be invested.” Earlier this month, Mel...
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Naperville Community Television
Nov 22, 2022 NCTV17
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Boys Troop 889 and girls troop 1776 are back at the Wheatland Salem Church selling Christmas trees.  “We're selling trees and basically with every shift, you can earn money for your scouting account, which you can use for things like reregistration and signing up for camp outs. And it's just a generally fun way to support the troop.,” said Troop 889 member Josh Duker. What's For Sale? The troops have a couple of different offerings for the festive season.    “We have a large variety...
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Nov 22, 2022 NCTV17
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Friends and family are now welcome to enter the colorful world of Illumination: Tree Lights as the Morton Arboretum celebrates a milestone year of the event. “It’s the 10th anniversary of Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum. So, this is an especially spectacular year because everything is bigger and better and more immersive than ever before,” said Tari Marshall, head of public relations at the Morton Arboretum. What Is Illumination? Illumination isn’t just a run of the...
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight, host Jane Wernette is joined by: 1. Diane Greenawalt and Deb Tritt from the Naperville Garden Club 2. Selvei Rajkumar and Kristy Kennedy from M.P Foundation and Naperville Tornado Relief 3. Pete Ellman and Bryan Miller from Pete Ellman Big Band https://www.nctv17.org/c/spotlight/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update:...
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Nov 21, 2022 NCTV17
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Thanksgiving week is here, the sky is dark early, so that means the holidays are here in downtown Naperville and the streets are dazzling with light. “Downtown Naperville is lit up. Behind me, as you can see, we are getting ready to get into the holiday season and we’re actually in the holiday season. Downtown Naperville is officially in the holiday season, so we’re lit up and downtown Naperville is lit up for the holiday season,” said Danielle Tufano of the Downtown Naperville...
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Families that have lost loved ones gathered Wednesday night to take part in a long-standing tradition at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home. This year the 25th annual Memorial Luminary.  “We are celebrating our 25th annual Luminary. So we invite each family that we serve to come back, and if they wish to decorate a loved one’s bag to walk amongst the bags in fellowship with their families or friends; to decorate their bags, to personalize,” said Friedrich-Jones Funeral Homeowner Stephanie...
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Nov 18, 2022 NCTV17
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We've moved to a .org suffix to better reflect our status as a non-profit. Being a non-profit community television station helps us serve our goal for serving everyone within the community. SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCTV17 Instagram:...
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“Piano was my favorite. You can express everything you can play anything you want in any tone and it’s beautiful. You can express your feelings to the world and also boost my confidence,” said MTNA Junior Piano competition winner Jeremy Liu. 11-year-old Naperville resident Jeremy Liu used his confidence and considerable talent to win the Music Teachers National Association Illinois Division Junior piano competition after performing four songs in a twenty-minute span. This was the first...
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Nov 14, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of Dana Being Dana, host Dana Michelle is joined by: 1. Trevor Sheehan, General Manager - The NOW Naperville 2. Edward J. Coleman Sr., Retired Field Artillery Officer - U.S Army 3. Anita Kinney, Graduate Student - Northwestern University School of Law 4. Michael Kasdin, Partner - Foley & Lardner LLP https://www.nctv17.org/c/dana-being-dana/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your...
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Nov 14, 2022 NCTV17
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Last Friday, Santa arrived at the Fox Valley Mall for his annual visit. “So welcome to our Santa arrival celebration. We’re welcoming Santa’s first day at Fox Valley Mall. We have balloon twisters, face painters, live reindeer, and tons of fun activities for families to do to celebrate Santa’s first day,” said Kristina Arias, marketing manager at the Fox Valley Mall. The Peanuts and Charlie Brown Returns Santa’s arrival at the mall is a holiday tradition that has taken place since...
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Nov 11, 2022 NCTV17
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The DuPage County Trade Apprenticeship Expo returned to IBEW Local 701 in Naperville after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. About The Expo “We started it in 2018, but of course had a little blip there. But we are just excited every year to introduce the younger generations to the trades. We found the best way is to really invite all of the different trade organizations in for one afternoon and invite parents, students, post-graduates, guidance counselors, anybody who's interested in...
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Nov 8, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight, host Jane Wernette is joined by: 1. Nadia Baran from American Legion Post 43 2. Rick Gering and Chris Almanza from Naperville Astronomical Association 3. Diane Busman from Toys for Tots https://www.nctv17.org/c/spotlight/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook:...
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Twenty-three Naperville residents found themselves in the thick of a crime scene on a recent Wednesday night. Thankfully, this was just an exercise at the Citizens Police Academy. The 10-week program is offered by the Naperville Police Department twice a year to give the public a better understanding of the work officers do day in and day out. "I believe that it is a great look into what law enforcement really means nowadays. Specifically with crime scene investigation. There’s something...
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Nov 1, 2022 NCTV17
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Naperville Community Television is celebrating its 35th Anniversary and you’re invited to The Morning Show! Rise and shine on Thursday, November 17 from 7:30 – 9 AM at the Chicago Marriott Naperville for NCTV17’s inaugural fundraising event! Hosted by Stefan Holt, NBC 5 News Anchor and new Naperville resident, start your morning with fresh roasted coffee and continental breakfast by Belgio’s Catering and DeEtta’s Bakery and enjoy a one hour program styled after a traditional...
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On this episode of NCTV17's 630 Naperville, host Joe Chura is joined by guests to talk about healthy holiday eating & drinking, Chief Arres' first year as Naperville's Police Chief, what to do downtown this holiday season, and a recognizable new Naperville resident https://www.nctv17.org/c/630-naperville/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update:...
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Oct 31, 2022 NCTV17
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As the fourth largest city in Illinois, Naperville often tops the charts as a quality place to live, work and play. This wouldn’t be possible without a strong economic environment consisting of many businesses, big and small. The city’s location – which offers easy access to surrounding cities, airports and Chicago, is a major reason why international and national industries choose Naperville. The downtown area alone is packed with several hundred retail shops, restaurants and other...
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Oct 26, 2022 NCTV17
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Internationally-renowned accelerator physicist Lia Merminga has served as Fermilab's first female director since April. This past April, Lia Merminga made history, becoming the first female director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, better known as Fermilab. Merminga’s Scientific Journey The internationally-renowned accelerator physicist grew up in Greece, and had a passion for the field at an early age. “You can use mathematics to describe the complex, physical phenomena around...
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Oct 26, 2022 NCTV17
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D203 partnered with area businesses on Friday to hold Career Motive-8, giving eighth graders the chance to explore career opportunities. Eighth graders got the chance to get motivated, exploring their possible career options with a new event. Naperville District 203 partnered with local businesses to bring them all together at the Naperville Yard on Friday.  “Career Motive-8 is an event for all of our eighth grade students,” said Sue Jin Striedl, Project Manager for Learning Services....
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Oct 25, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight, host Jane Wernette is joined by: 1. Glenn Behnke from Naperville Noon Lions 2. Geri Kerger from Nami DuPage 3. Bernie Slupik and Gail Diedrichson from Lizzy's Fund https://www.nctv17.org/c/spotlight/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/...
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11 Years of Running Nearly 800 kids took to the starting line last week for the 11th annual Naperville School District 203 Crosstown Classic Elementary School Race. Race founder Chuck Hoff said the idea for the event started over a decade ago. “The Biggest slogan that everybody needs to keep in mind is run because you can. This is an all-access event so this is not something limited to gender, it’s not limited to ages as it is kindergarten through fifth grade. Anyone can do this so we’re...
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Oct 23, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Business Connection, host Liz Spencer is joined by Tom Belgio of Belgio's Catering https://www.nctv17.org/c/business-connection/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCTV17 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nctv17/...
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Oct 23, 2022 NCTV17
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“We're here for another beautiful day in downtown Naperville for our annual Halloween hop Trick or Treating event. I can't believe we ended up with another beautiful day. Thousands of people are here for some candy,” said Danielle Tufano, Executive Director for Downtown Naperville Alliance. What Is The Halloween Hop? Families and friends flooded the streets of Downtown Naperville dressed up in their favorite costumes. “Our Halloween hop is an annual event that we put on here for families...
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Oct 18, 2022 NCTV17
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KidsMatter, hosted its yearly volunteer fair on Monday, October 17, at the Fort Hill Activity Center. “So, we have about 33 organizations here from various areas of the community and the area looking for volunteers. I know a lot of people during COVID stayed home and volunteer opportunities weren’t available and now organizations are looking for volunteers to come back,” said KidsMatter CEO and Executive Director Nina Menis. This year saw the most groups ever signing up for the event to...
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On Sunday over 2,000 runners lined up in Downtown Naperville for the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5K races. 10th Anniversary This year marks the 10th anniversary of the race. The first four years it was a full marathon, before being switched to its current 13.1-mile course. In the first year of the race there were 2,489 finishers. Of that number, only 85 people have participated all ten years. “This is my ninth year. I missed the first year because they had a cutoff date. So,...
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Oct 17, 2022 NCTV17
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In this episode of NCTV17's Dana Being Dana, host Dana Michelle is joined by: 1. Dr. Linda C. Yang, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon-Northwestern Medicine 2. Dr. Joy’El Ballard, OB/GYN, Founder of Menopause Moguls™️ 3. Dr. Kelly Jirschele, FACOG, FACS Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery-Illinois Urogynecology, Ltd 4. Dr. Angela Chaudhari, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon-Northwestern Medicine https://www.nctv17.org/c/dana-being-dana/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this...
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Oct 14, 2022 NCTV17
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The Cosley Zoo is celebrating the month of October with its annual Pumpkin Fest. “Every October this is our 39th year actually, we have Pumpkin Fest, where we offer the public an addition to come in and see the animals and the great fall weather. We also have pumpkins and other fall produce for sale and that’s a fundraiser for the zoo,” said Cosley Zoo Director Susan Wahlgren. The monthly celebration runs from 9am to 5pm every day. It brings friends and families in for not just their...
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Oct 14, 2022 NCTV17
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The Glass Pumpkin Garden is back for its 12th year at the Morton Arboretum, running through Oct. 16 on Arboretum grounds. “We’re back at it on these beautiful grounds at the Morton Arboretum for the 12th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch,” said founder of the event, Shannon Morgan.” The event runs from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the West Lawn and Staff Lot of the Arboretum grounds. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Oct. 14, the glass pumpkins will be available for sale. Plenty of...
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Oct 14, 2022 NCTV17
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Naperville's Go Brewing will open for business on Oct. 15, as the bar will serve non-alcoholic and alcohol beer. Naperville’s Joe Chura wants to change how people view a typical bar experience with his new business Go Brewing, located at 1665 Quincy Ave. A first of its kind in Illinois, Go Brewing will create and serve non-alcoholic and low-alcohol beer. No Alcohol? No Problem! “The best part about what we do here is we brew with natural ingredients,” said Chura. “The same ingredients...
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight, host Jane Wernette is joined by: 1. Sean Kelley from The Naperville Winds 2. Julie Ann Kornak and Melanie Greenburg from BrightSide Theatre 3. Dylan Ladd from the Academy of the Arts https://www.nctv17.org/c/spotlight/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook:...
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Oct 5, 2022 NCTV17
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“We hear, unfortunately hear about these way too often and you see it on the news. You read about it, and then we can kind of move on with our lives. But to actually be there and, and feel that sense of loss really, really does change you and it changes your perspective on, on these things that we hear about way too often,” said Jana Gabrione, a DanceOn mother. The Trip Jana Gabrione recently took a trip to Uvalde, Texas with her 10-year-old daughter, Izzy. Izzy, a dancer, had been invited...
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Sep 30, 2022 NCTV17
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On Wednesday night, eight Naperville notables competed in the 2022 Dancing with the Celebrities, hosted by the Career & Networking Center. On Wednesday night, eight Naperville notables showed off their moves at the 2022 Dancing with the Celebrities competition. Each pairing brought the energy at Mesón Sabika for the 12th year of this event, but only two teams took home the top prizes. Closing the Deal Bridget Salela, agent at The Ville - Coldwell Banker Realty, and her partner from NP...
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Alexa Abaroa and Julie Thompson from Naperville's DeEtta's Bakery competed at a cake decorating competition in Las Vegas earlier this month. This past weekend, the DeEtta's decorating duo of Alexa Abaroa and Julie Thompson finished runners up at the 21st annual Pillsbury Bakers’ Plus Creative Decorating Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Abaroa is the lead cake director at DeEtta’s Bakery, located at 428 W. 5th Ave in Naperville. She was excited to team up with Thompson in Las Vegas, and...
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On this episode of 630 Naperville, host Joe Chura is joined by: 1. Kamran Khan, D.O of Edward-Elmhurst Health 2. Kaylin Risvold of the NACC, Steve Hlavac, Owner & Director of Training at Beyond Measure Fitness 3. Karen Charvat of Power Forward DuPage and JT Jarman from DuPage JATC 4. Author & Artist Rich Lo https://www.nctv17.org/c/630-naperville/ SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox,...
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Sep 29, 2022 NCTV17
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It’s said that education is an investment in our future and quality education is often times why families and individuals choose to move to Naperville. Two nationally recognized public school districts, Naperville 203 and Indian Prairie School District 204, serve the city, plus areas of neighboring communities of Aurora, Bolingbrook, Lisle, Plainfield, and Woodridge. Education Accolades The city’s quality education system produces a greater number of high school graduates than the national...
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight, host Jane Wernette is joined by 1. Shelia Jackson from Compudopt Chicago 2. Balaji Ganesh and Ranju Maheshwari from HSS-USA 3. Carrie Provenzale and Gia Pizzoferatto from Turning Pointe Autism Foundation SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.com/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook:...
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Sep 26, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Business Connection, host Liz Spencer is joined by Greg Dellinger from AAR Corp SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCTV17 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nctv17/ ABOUT US Naperville Community Television (NCTV17)...
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Sep 26, 2022 NCTV17
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After months of construction, the Downtown Naperville Alliance (DNA) celebrated its updated streetscapes with the Progress in Progress Celebration. “Today is our Progress in Progress Celebration. Downtown Naperville had some construction work happen, crews had to get underground and work on some of the infrastructure that was in desperate need of repair and replacement. And we’re so excited to show off our brand new downtown, so why not throw a celebration that’s free to families,” said...
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On this episode of NCTV17's Business Connection, host Liz Spencer is joined by Grant Bramley from Tandem HR, Dan Gustafson from Chicago Marriott Naperville, and Greg Dellinger from AAR Corp SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCTV17 Instagram:...
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Sep 25, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Business Connection, host Liz Spencer is joined by Dan Gustafson from Chicago Marriott Naperville SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCTV17 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nctv17/ ABOUT US Naperville Community...
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Sep 25, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Business Connection, host Liz Spencer is joined by Grant Bramley of Tandem HR SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCTV17 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nctv17/ ABOUT US Naperville Community Television (NCTV17)...
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Sep 22, 2022 NCTV17
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The Morton Arboretum held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday for the new Gerard T. Donnelly Grand Garden. The Morton Arboretum hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday for The Grand Garden. The area was named after president and CEO of the Morton Arboretum, Gerard T. Donnelly, who recently announced his retirement. “I know this garden will be a place for you all, for our members and for our visitors,” said Donnelly. “We imagine future generations to find joy and celebration among...
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Sep 20, 2022 NCTV17
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The Naperville Park District started the week off rolling into its 24th annual Wonderful World of Wheels event. This was the first year it took place in the Fort Hill Activity Center parking lot. What is Wonderful World of Wheels? “This is one of our special events that is specifically targeted for the early childhood age range,” said Naperville Park District Program Manager Dave Naydenoff. “It’s an opportunity for kids and families to come out and see a lot of their community vehicles....
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Sep 19, 2022 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Dana Being Dana, host Dana Michelle is joined by: 1. Will Doiron, MS, QMHP - Clinical Therapist at Grow Wellness Group 2. Makia J. Smith, Owner/Creator of Hautegoddess 3. Christina Colón, Owner & CEO-Turnkey Aesthetics Consulting 4. Sharon Kline, Owner of The NOW Massage Boutique Naperville 5. Molly Lown, LCSW - Clinical Therapist at Grow Wellness Group SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news...
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Sep 19, 2022 NCTV17
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On Wednesday night, eight Naperville notables will compete in Dancing with the Celebrities, hosted by the Career and Networking Center. Blueprint for the Perfect Routine Dr. Laticia Thompson, (Dr. Tish) Founder and Chief Business Psychologist of Legacy Blueprint LLC. has always enjoyed dancing. She’s glad her partner, James Dutton, owner of Arthur Murray Dance Centers, can help take her skills to another level. “I love to dance,” said Thompson. “But nothing formal, I’ve never taken a...
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Sep 18, 2022 NCTV17
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“This morning, we are in downtown Naperville at North Central College for the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This walk is to support the Alzheimer’s Association and their fight to find a cure for the disease. There’s been research done. They’re the leader, when it comes to funding research to help take this disease that has affected hundreds and thousands of people in such a devastating way at points. And one day we’re going to find an end to Alzheimer’s,” said Danielle Tufano,...
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Sep 16, 2022 NCTV17
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Friday morning Naperville mayor Steve Chirico joined the Fort Payne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to commemorate Constitution Week, which runs from September 17 to 23. What is Constitution Week? “We have Constitution Week coming up and we’re always very excited about it. The DAR groups from all over the country, because our group was responsible for getting it really started in this country and saying ‘Yes, we need to champion our Constitution,” said...
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight, host Jane Wernette is joined by: 1. Blake-Anthony Johnson from the Chicago Sinfonietta 2. Mike Bertrand and Scot Thurman from 360 Lutheran Child and Family Services 3. Tammy Cetina and Keisha Akins from CASA DuPage SUBSCRIBE If you enjoyed this video, Like it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! For Naperville area news delivered FREE to your inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.com/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook:...
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A new era of Waubonsie Valley High Schools past is upon us. The school unveiled a new mural inside the Auditorium and Athletics entrance. The mural is dedicated to the Potawatomi tribe and Chief Waubonsie who settled on the land that the school now occupies. A New Idea Five-years ago a Waubonsie Valley student, Natalie Freitag researched the history of the school. She found that past murals and pictures have been seen as insulting to certain Native American tribes. So, she brought it the...
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Sep 3, 2022 NCTV17
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Nike Park is the site of an exciting annual championship featuring dozens of our furry friends showing off their skills with the frisbee. "Today's the 2022 Ashley Whippet Frisbee World Championships and this is a year long group of people that have competed across the world that have qualified for today's event," said Co International Series Director Tom Wehrli. Naperville native Tom Wehrli and longtime friend Alex Stein run the international event, which features a wide range of dog...
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Naperville's Overwatch Foundation has taken four separate trips to Ukraine over the past six months, providing food, water, supplies and training for Ukrainian soldiers. For years, Naperville’s BJJ Lab has been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the western suburbs. But the owners of the studio have been investing their time and skills to a greater cause through a recently launched nonprofit. Origin of Overwatch The Overwatch Foundation provides high value support and relief to victims of...
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