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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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A nine-year-old rescue Chihuahua from Naperville named Bunny is in the running to become the next Cadbury Bunny! Meet “Bunny,” a nine-year-old rescue Chihuahua who loves nothing more than her fluffy pair of bunny ears. The Meader family is hoping their dog can hop ahead of the competition into a role as the new Cadbury Bunny. “We had this bunny costume that we put her in a couple of years ago and took some pictures, and we were like, ‘Oh we should submit that,’” said Emily Meader....
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Mar 16, 2023 NCTV17
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Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico delivered his eighth and final State of the City address Thursday at the Wentz Concert Hall. “In Naperville, being a bright light means being a place where people have big dreams and encouraging everyone to lend a helping hand.”  Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico delivered his eighth and final State of the City address on Thursday. The speech’s theme was “what does it mean to be a bright light for a person, business, or community?” He was introduced to the...
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Mar 15, 2023 NCTV17
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Over 3,200 volunteers helped create Mannapack meals at North Central College for Feed the Need! Illinois's Mobilepack event. Over 3,200 volunteers came out to last weekend's Feed the Need! Illinois MobilePack event at North Central College. 800,928 meals were made for children around the world Volunteer groups and individuals of all ages came together to help pack Feed My Starving Children MannaPack Meals. The meals contain a specially formulated blend of dehydrated vegetables, vitamins, soy...
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A second grade teacher at Elmwood Elementary school was given a Chicago Bears Classroom Legends Award on March 1, 2023. Representatives from the Chicago Bears were at Elmwood Elementary School on Wednesday morning to award a second grade teacher with the Chicago Bears Classroom Legends Award. The Chicago Bears Classroom Legends Award Krissy Vitello, a former Elmwood student and now teacher, was selected as a recipient of the Chicago Bears Classroom Legends Award. The program highlights...
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Naperville Community Television
Mar 13, 2023 NCTV17
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“We're here for a St. Baldrick’s event. Brew for a Cure at Noon Whistle Brewing in their Naperville location. We've got raffles and head-shaving. Proceeds from the events are going to support St. Baldrick’s. Lots of fun things going on. It's going to be a fantastic time,” said Jennifer Nolan, event organizer. Noon Whistle Brewing's involvement St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer and donation-powered charity that helps support childhood cancer research. For the event, Noon Whistle Brewing...
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Saturday, March 11, marks the 30th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Naperville, held by the West Suburban Irish. Saturday, March 11, marks the 30th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Naperville, held by the West Suburban Irish. What’s now a yearly tradition of celebrating Irish heritage began with one person looking to make a difference. “So the parade was started by Kevin Dolan, Naperville resident, who was (of) Irish descent, and he felt we could have a St....
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Naperville Community Television
Mar 8, 2023 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Dana Being Dana, host Dana Michelle is joined by: 1. Dan Leahy, Thi Tram Nguyen, Anthony Longo 2. Keith Langosch, Jaime Zouras 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 inbox, subscribe to NCTV17 News Update: https://www.nctv17.org/subscribe/ FOLLOW US Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCTV17/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCTV17...
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Mar 8, 2023 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Dana being Dana, host Dana Michelle is joined by: 1. Vic Ocasio and Samantha Kotrba from Xtreme Dance Center Naperville 2. James Dutton and Bonnie Coleman of Arthur Murray Naperville and Oakbrook Terrace https://www.nctv17.org/dana-being-dana/just-keep-dancing/ 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/...
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight, host Jane Wernette is joined by: 1. Ria Pande and Max Nguyen from The Merry Tutor 2. Scott Mitchell and Michael Bradburn from SamaraCare 3. Julie Beehler and Jenny Tank from Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) 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...
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Mar 6, 2023 NCTV17
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This past weekend, the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 and Saints Peter & Paul hosted their first fries of Lent. With the Lenten season in full swing, so too are the Friday night fish fries in Naperville. This past weekend, the Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873 and Saints Peter & Paul hosted their first fries of Lent, as both groups made a total return from the pandemic. Supporting the veterans “This is our first full year back, and it’s great,” said Tom Parker, fish fry chairman at the Judd...
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Local hotels employees packed roughly 20,000 meals on Monday at Feed My Starving Children's Hospitality for Hope. It was a busy Monday morning at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Aurora location, as employees from five different local hotels packed over 90 boxes of food for those in need. Working together for a greater cause Naperville was represented by a group from the Chicago Marriott Naperville. Since Marriott employees are frequent volunteers at FMSC, the Naperville hotel’s general...
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Mar 5, 2023 NCTV17
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Naperville's DeEtta's Bakery will make 10,000 paczkis ahead of Feb. 21, or Paczki Day. DeEtta's offers nine flavors of the Polish dessert. “The tradition of a paczki is you’re going to use up all the ingredients from the kitchen before Lent starts,” said Sarah Drover, bakery manager at DeEtta’s. “So you’re using all those extra eggs, all that sugar, the cream. We’re putting that into a paczki.” Naperville’s DeEtta’s Bakery, located at 428 W. 5th Ave. in Naperville, will make...
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Mar 5, 2023 NCTV17
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Nicor Gas' Luminary Award winner, Vicki Kunsch, brings pups out of the kennel and into the community through her volunteer work in Naperville. The pups were out and present at Nicor Gas the other day, thanks to Customer Communications Manager and Naperville resident, Vicki Kunsch. Kunsch is the recipient of Nicor's Luminary Award for her prolific volunteering outside the office and at the local animal shelter. "Luminary Award is run by the Southern Company Gas; it was just something that...
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Long-time Naperville resident Albert Demming is an exceptional individual who mentors youth in the community. Albert Demming's Background A mentor, entrepreneur, and basketball official are all titles that 28-year Naperville resident Albert Demming has to his name. Yet, his journey began in Newark, New Jersey, where he graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in economics. After working for AT&T for several years, Demming was presented with an opportunity with Hallmark Cards, leading...
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On this episode of NCTV17's 630 Naperville, new Co-Hosts Nathan and Paige Ronchetti scope out the best Naperville staycation ideas, learn tips to improve your gut health, talk to a Napervillian who's family spans 3 generations in the arts, and hear from Naperville District 203 Superintendent Dan Bridges. 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...
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Feb 23, 2023 NCTV17
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The Waubonsie Valley wind ensemble is one of 20 school groups from around the country that gets the chance to work with Indian-American composer Reena Esmail. In an effort to connect with the South Asian community, the schools asked Esmail to write a band piece based on Hindustani music. "Chamak" “This piece is called “Chamak”. And there are a lot of synonyms for what it means. But Rena is focusing in on the word spark. And this is special because we hope this is a spark in two...
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight, host Jane Wernette is joined by: 1. Ashley Abraham, and Lyn Smith from Ride Assist Naperville (RAN) 2. Greg Bedalov and Rita Haake from Choose DuPage 3. Nancy Wiersum and Mike Havala from Loaves & Fishes Community Services 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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Feb 18, 2023 NCTV17
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Several Naperville teams participated in this year's Midwest Color Guard Circuit hosted at Naperville Central High School earlier this month. Fans cheered with excitement as flags flew at the Midwest ColorGuard Circuit hosted on February 5 at Naperville Central High School. It's one of the country's most prominent color guard events, and several Naperville teams participated in this year's competition.  Naperville-area Color Guards took to the tarp "We are hosting over 48 color guards...
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Wendy Hayum-Gross is a Licensed Certified Professional Counselor and Co-Owner of Grow Wellness Group. She has worked and volunteered in Naperville for over 25 years. Hear why she supports Naperville's nonprofit TV station. 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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As a lifelong Napervillian, Shoshana Frank, has watched NCTV17 grow and evolve over the years. She has served on the board of directors twice; once as the president. Hear why she supports Naperville's nonprofit TV station. 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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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) broadcasts on Channel 17 in Naperville, IL (Comcast & WOW!) Programming is also available via simulcast...
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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) broadcasts on Channel 17 in Naperville, IL (Comcast & WOW!) Programming is also available via simulcast...
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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) broadcasts on Channel 17 in Naperville, IL (Comcast & WOW!) Programming is also available via simulcast...
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Jeff Gross is an IT professional and Naperville resident who has led multiple volunteer initiatives and is actively involved in scouting. Hear why he supports Naperville's nonprofit TV station. 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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As a lifelong Napervillian, Shoshana Frank, has watched NCTV17 grow and evolve over the years. She has served on the board of directors twice; once as the president. Hear why she supports Naperville's nonprofit TV station. 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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Feb 3, 2023 NCTV17
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A group of Neuqua Valley students created a film titled "A Broken Melody" for the 2023 Student Silent Film Festival at the Tivoli Theater. Popcorn was popping and the soft drinks were flowing, but it wasn’t your typical movie night Wednesday at the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove. Local high school filmmakers gathered for the 2023 Student Silent Film Festival, with ten students from Naperville’s Neuqua Valley High School there to show their film “A Broken Melody.” “It’s...
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The Naperville Public Library offers Dual Language Storytime to help kids gain an appreciation for languages spoken throughout Naperville. “I think it builds their vocabulary and interest towards the culture and the language and love toward the language,” said Vinita Naik, Children’s Services Associate at the Naperville Public Library. “It’s very important for introducing their own language or a different language at a very young age.” Every fourth Thursday of the month, the...
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On Saturday, January 28th, Xilin Association celebrated the year of the rabbit, also known as the 2023 Lunar New Year at the Fox Valley Mall. “It’s just this festive spirit that we can share from our Asian community and we can share our pride and our culture with everyone. That's what means the most to me,” said Xilin Association Director of Community Engagement Sophia Lou. Yo-Yo, martial arts and more Friends and family came together for the fifteen day celebration by enjoying Chinese...
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Jan 28, 2023 NCTV17
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Chinese American Women In Action ushered in the new year by celebrating Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American on U.S. currency. Anna May Wong was a trailblazer for Asian Americans in Hollywood. The Actress appeared in over 60 films during her career, but the road was never easy. Now, Wong's face is featured on the American quarter dollar. History has been made Chinese American Women In Action (CAWA) ushered in the Chinese New Year on Saturday by celebrating Wong’s accomplishment of being...
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Jan 27, 2023 NCTV17
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Mike Crossett watched his two daughters compete for Naperville North in basketball and water polo on Naperville Sports Weekly. Hear why he supports Naperville's nonprofit TV station. 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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“I’m so glad to have the opportunity to sit at the table with the crew that saved my life and made it possible for me to see my great-grandchild,” said John Barber, a cardiac arrest survivor. The survivors banquet Thursday night was full of tears and happiness as Naperville cardiac arrest survivors were able to thank the first responders who saved their lives. The Naperville Fire Department held a special banquet at Meson Sabika for the occasion. In 2020, the fire department had eight...
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Amid rising food prices impacting Naperville residents, Loaves & Fishes is doing its part to provide services for those in need. Loaves & Fishes sees a spike in new members Last year saw the most significant hike in food price inflation since 1979. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, grocery costs climbed 13.5% in August. Though general inflation is easing, higher-than-average food prices have taken their toll, with more local families than ever looking for help in getting...
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Jan 26, 2023 NCTV17
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The Naperville Police Department hosted its first Chat with the Chief event of 2023 in downtown Naperville. The Naperville Police Department held its first ‘Chat with the Chief’ event of 2023, on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea in downtown Naperville.  Naperville residents got the chance to have casual conversations with Chief Arres and other officers. “It's a great opportunity to promote the relationships that we have and partner with the community and the police...
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Jan 26, 2023 NCTV17
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Naperville remembers founder of Casey's foods and community leader, Dan Casey, for his many contributions to the city. If you’re a Naperville resident, there’s a good chance you know Naperville's Dan Casey. The former owner of Casey’s Foods secured his spot in the community with a reputation for quality service and character. Casey's impact on the Naperville community Casey was always looking to make Naperville better, as he rolled up his sleeves to pitch in with a number of local groups....
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Jan 25, 2023 NCTV17
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Naperville's Noon Whistle Brewing and Go Brewing are helping dry January participants finish the month off strong. “If you embark on this challenge and you happen to have a drink, don’t feel like it’s the end of the world,” said president of Go Brewing Joe Chura. “You can easily just keep going, wake up the next day, and restart the challenge.” The Dry January challenge is soon coming to a close, as Naperville’s Noon Whistle Brewing and Go Brewing are both playing their part to...
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A new exhibit with lots of pluses has opened at the DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville. Math Connections offers a fun way for kids to practice some of the building blocks of math. It’s a good opportunity kids to get big ideas on early learning math. “Math has been an important part of our mission from the very beginning as the integration of our math and science. So those early opportunities for children to be exposed to math help so many ways as they grow.” So we look at things...
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight host Jane Wernette is joined by: 1. Katie Trowbridge from Curiosity 2 Create 2. Dr. Trudie Ranson and Saba Haider from IPEF 3. Matthew Jones and Colleen Wronski from West Suburban Irish 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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Jan 19, 2023 NCTV17
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Naperville restaurant week kicks off on Friday with deals across the city at 38 participating restaurants, each of which has something different to offer. What’s on the menu? “So, you have everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And some of them are prix fixes. Prix fixe means they set a specific menu with a specific price. Usually, they’re three or four-course menus or we ask them just to provide a discount, something that brings you in to try the establishment if you haven’t...
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On a cold winter morning, shutter flies braved the elements to head to Knoch Knolls Nature Center to capture beauty shots during West Suburban Photography’s first photo walk of 2023. Naperville Resident takes charge The gathering was thanks to Naperville resident Rich Kolar. He started the local Meetup group with a focus on photography, after launching a similar one in Chicago. “I had wanted to learn more about street photography, and I really didn’t see a group out there that...
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Jan 11, 2023 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Dana Being Dana episode, host Dana Michelle is joined by 4 single friends to discuss common mistakes that prevent you from finding "the one." https://www.nctv17.org/dana-being-dana/dating-mistakes-that-keep-you-single/ 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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Jan 10, 2023 NCTV17
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On this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight, host Jane Wernette is joined by: 1. Jenaleigh Turner MSW, LSW from DuPage Pads 2. Kait Balsewicz and Nathan Ronchetti from DuPage Foundation 3. Alicia Mathew and Gray Bauer from Alive Center 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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Jan 9, 2023 NCTV17
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On Saturday, KidsMatter and the Naperville Park District teamed up for the annual Community Job Fair at Fort Hill Activity Center. What everyone walked into The event was an opportunity for jobseekers age 16 and older to find available work. Full time and part time jobs were on display and others even got a chance to practice filling out an application or resume building. “So, we have part-time jobs, seasonal jobs and full-time jobs available here, and we have all sorts of organizations from...
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According to the firefighter and paramedic at the Naperville Fire Department, Bill Croft, before 2019 Naperville’s survival rate of cardiac arrest was around 9%. Last year, Naperville’s survival rate was 21%, one of the highest of any fire departments in the country. During Monday’s NFL game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills, Bills safety Damar Hamlin, suffered cardiac arrest on the field where his heartbeat was restored thanks to CPR and AED treatment. Over the past...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Naperville Community Television
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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