Naperville Community Television (NCTV17)


Naperville Celebrates India Day

India Day returned to Downtown Naperville for it’s festival and parade. “We are at the Rotary Hill, and we are back here for the eighth time. This was our eighth year of celebrating India day. It’s one of the best and biggest festivals here. This is the biggest Indian American festival in the country. It’s an all-day festival, which we celebrate around India’s Independence Day. And this is India’s 75th year of independence so it’s a special day for everyone here,” said Krishna Bansal, Chairman & CEO at Indian Community Outreach.

OPUS Summer Concert Showcases Campers’ Musical Talents

The OPUS summer concert Salute, Honor, and Love honored veterans and showcased many musical styles. The concert, comprised of ensembles from the OPUS Chamber Music summer camp, featured many songs for all to enjoy- from Michael Jackson to Mozart. The week-long summer camp offered many opportunities for the students to expand on their instrumental skills and a select few groups were then chosen to perform at the concert. Before beginning, a moment was taken to appreciate and honor all the veterans in the audience who came from various local communities.

High Powered Rifles Sales Ban | Bus Service Requested | Homecoming Fest

Naperville’s City Council will vote on a proposed ban on sales of certain high powered rifles in Naperville at their Tuesday meeting. The ordinance was discussed at the group’s meeting last month and has since undergone several changes. Previously some semi-automatic handguns as well as large-capacity magazines for handguns had been included on the sale ban list, but have since been removed. There are also exceptions which would allow sales of high powered rifles to federal, state or local law enforcement agencies and officers, as well as the U.S. military. The ban would apply to licensed gun sellers, but not private sales by unlicensed parties. If the ordinance is approved, it would take effect on January 1, 2023.

Naperville Police Give Safety Tips As Kids Head Back To School

As kids gear up to head back to school, the Naperville Police Department (NPD) is offering some tips to help them do so safely. Parents should do a review with their kids to make sure they know their home address as well as their parents’ or emergency contact’s phone number. If kids will be walking or biking to school, it’s good to do a run through of the route before the first day arrives. And if the child will be riding the bus, make time for a walk together to see where their stop is. Reviewing their bus number is also a good idea.

New Candidate Announcement | Veterans Resource Fair | Moxi The Robot

DuPage County Republican Party Chairman James Zay is expected to name a new candidate for the 41st District House race next week. That candidate will take the place of Naperville City Councilwoman Jennifer Bruzan Taylor who recently announced she would be withdrawing from the race due to “personal family matters.” Zay said that several people have reached out about the position. The Republican nominee will face off against incumbent Democrat state Rep. Janet Yang Rohr in the November general election.

Sweetgreen, The Matrix Club Among Newcomers To Naperville Business Scene

Business in Naperville is booming, with a flurry of new shops, restaurants and developments settling in. Foodies looking for some healthy options will be happy to hear that Sweetgreen is slated to come to Downtown Naperville. The national fast-casual chain focuses on simple, seasonal, made from scratch items, and prides itself on using fresh produce each day.

India Day | 248th Ave Noise Reduction Walls | Back To School Bash

This Sunday, August 14, Indian Community Outreach will hold its annual India Day Parade and Celebration. The event will run from noon through 10 p.m., and will celebrate 75 years of India’s independence. The festivities will take place at Rotary Hill, honoring Indian culture through dance, an Indian bazaar, food, and a Bollywood concert featuring Guru Randhawa. The India Day Parade will kick off at 4 p.m. on Mill Street near Naperville North High School, ending at Jackson Avenue near Rotary Hill Park. NCTV17 will broadcast the parade live both online and on air.

Shots Fired in White Eagle Neighborhood | District 204 COVID Protocols | Naperville Natives Exits ‘The Bachelorette’

The Naperville Police Department is investigating a report of shots fired near the intersection of Palmer and White Eagle drives early this morning. Police say around 3:40 a.m. they responded to a reported residential burglary in the 2600 block of Deering Bay Drive. A nearby resident said they had heard gunshots several blocks to the northeast at the intersection of Palmer Drive and White Eagle Drive 20 minutes earlier. No one was injured. Police say an initial investigation shows the gunshots came from a dark colored vehicle heading toward Route 59. Anyone with information is asked to contact Naperville police at 630-420-6006.

Community Access Naperville Empowers Adults with Disabilities

Community Access Naperville Empowers Adults with Disabilities. Community Access Naperville (CAN), is an innovative community day service program in DuPage County for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). Created in 2011, CAN filled a niche in DuPage County by developing a program that included community integration as part of the daily routine. Today, CAN offers two programs for participants with ID/DD who have different levels of functioning. Each program session provides vocational and recreational activities as well as visits to community partners. Participants also build relationships with neurotypical peers, who model appropriate social skills. In both programs, we work to empower participants to enjoy their community. You can find more information on their website.

Naperville Jaycees Prepare for Last Fling 2022

The Naperville Jaycees is a not-for-profit service organization for young professionals dedicated to offering Naperville-area residents the opportunity to better themselves and grow personally and professionally while giving through community service and fundraising efforts. They are part of the United States Junior Chamber, a service organization whose core philosophy is to inspire confidence, unite communities, enhance equal opportunities, establish justice, embrace cultural diversity, and create sustainable impact.

Bruzan Taylor Withdraws From Race | COD Warhol Tickets | Irish Fest

Jennifer Bruzan Taylor is withdrawing from the race for State Representative in the 41st District. The Naperville Republican released a statement saying she had made the decision due to “recent personal family matters” in order to focus on the health of her family. She had run unopposed in the Republican primary in June, and would have taken on Democrat state Rep. Janet Yang Rohr in the fall election. Bruzan Taylor said she will continue in her role as a Naperville City Councilwoman.