Author Archives: Tom Siebert

About Tom Siebert

Tom Siebert received a B.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois and has worked as a staff writer for newspapers in California, Florida, and Illinois. Tom reported general news, interviewed entertainment figures, and covered elected office holders––including four presidents and a pope. More significantly, he profiled human suffering in the form of a homeless man dying of AIDS, a college cheerleader battling Hodgkin's disease, and a senior couple living the long goodbye of Alzheimer's. He currently contributes to the Chicago Tribune, Aurora Beacon-News, Elgin Courier-News, Naperville Sun, and Patch community news sites. Tom also worked as a copy editor and proofreader for Tyndale House, a Christian publisher based in the Chicago suburbs. He is presently self-employed as an editor of Christian books. In addition, Tom serves as community relations director for Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois. He also served on the leadership team for the Celebrate Recovery ministry at Harvest New Beginnings church in Oswego. And he now serves as a group leader at Community Christian Church in Naperville. Tom may be contacted at or (816) 344-7815.

Meet the new Who–better than the old Who? Better, you bet!

By Tom Siebert The Who don’t do drugs anymore, their mad-genius drummer and brilliant bassist having sadly succumbed to overdoses in 1978 and 2002, respectively. And it has been decades since the visionary, explosive rock band closed their concerts by … Continue reading

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‘Shark Tank’ star Mark Cuban jaws about health, happiness at Judson University’s World Leaders Forum in Elgin

By Tom Siebert Billionaire investor Mark Cuban, who owns the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team, took some bank shots at President Trump on Tuesday, but dribbled away from whether he will wage his own independent campaign for the White House. … Continue reading

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New movie ‘The Public’ mirrors the harsh realities of homelessness

By Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County For the past four years, I have had the high but humbling privilege of writing about the area’s homeless community and those with … Continue reading

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‘The Best of Enemies’ is an inspiring movie about racial redemption

By Tom Siebert It is the summer of 1971 in post-Civil Rights Act America. But many cities from Biloxi to Boston hadn’t yet gotten the memo that segregated schools were illegal, based on the landmark Brown versus Board of Education … Continue reading

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Dallas Mavericks owner and ‘Shark Tank’ star Mark Cuban set to speak at Judson University’s World Leaders Forum

By Tom Siebert Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and one of the stars of ABC-TV’s long-running “Shark Tank” show, will be the inaugural guest of a new discussion series, as part of the prestigious World Leaders Forum … Continue reading

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Caroline Kennedy tapped to keynote Judson University’s 2019 World Leaders Forum

  By Tom Siebert Author, attorney, and diplomat Caroline Kennedy has been selected as keynote speaker at Judson University’s 2019 World Leaders Forum. She is the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, … Continue reading

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Kendall County community poured out heart, help to PADS guests throughout harsh winter

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County Last December the weather in the Chicago area was relatively mild, with daytime temperatures soaring into the upper 30s and even the 40s … Continue reading

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