Author Archives: Tom Siebert

About Tom Siebert

Tom Siebert received a journalism degree from the University of Illinois and worked as a staff writer for newspapers in California, Florida, and Illinois. He reported general news, interviewed entertainment figures, and covered elected office holders––including four presidents and a pope. More significantly, Tom 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 also worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for Tyndale House, a Christian publisher based in the Chicago suburbs. Tom is presently self-employed as an editor of Christian books. In addition, he serves as community relations director for Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois. And Tom is on the leadership team for the Celebrate Recovery ministry at his church, Harvest New Beginnings, in Oswego, a suburb west of Chicago. He may be contacted at tmsiebert@gmail.com or (816) 344-7815.

Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Newt Gingrich speak, not spar, during World Leaders Forum at Judson University

By Tom Siebert Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean did not scream, as the Democrat had following his loss in the 2004 Iowa presidential caucuses. And ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich did not seem like “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” as he … Continue reading

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Nicor Gas grant fuels transportation for guests of Kendall County PADS

By Tom Siebert In a wide-open county with no public transportation, the homeless often have a hard time just getting to the seven shelter sites run by Kendall County PADS during the colder months of the year. But thanks to … Continue reading

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Kendall County community gives generously to PADS

By Tom Siebert Midway through its eighth season of providing nutritious meals and overnight shelter to the area’s homeless community, Kendall County PADS has received an outpouring of donations that have helped its guests get through what has thus far … Continue reading

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Hanks, Streep, and Spielberg give ‘The Post’ greatness and gravitas

By Tom Siebert In a dark age when most Americans get their news from their favorite cable channel, and the president of the United States refers to the media as the “enemy of the people,” “The Post” hearkens back to … Continue reading

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‘Cop and Convict’ share message of hope over dope to Chicago suburb

By Tom Siebert Community Contributor “My name is Tim, and I’m a grateful recovering alcoholic and heroin addict.” With those sobering words, Tim Ryan introduced himself not to a 12-step meeting Wednesday night but to an audience of more than … Continue reading

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Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Newt Gingrich to keynote 2018 World Leaders Forum at Judson University

By Tom Siebert Hoping to generate less heat and more light in the global political debate, Judson University has scheduled ex-Vermont Governor Howard Dean and former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to speak, not spar, at the Christian … Continue reading

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Famed illusionist tells Christian college audience that it was not magic but a miracle that cured his cancer

By Tom Siebert World-known illusionist Jim Munroe wowed a Judson University crowd with sleight of hand Monday night but asserted that it was the hand of God that healed him from a fatal form of leukemia. “Modern medicine was a … Continue reading

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