Category Archives: Tom Siebert

New fascinating movie ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ reimagines the culture of 1969 and the Manson Family murders

By Tom Siebert From “Singin’ in the Rain” to the latest remake of “A Star Is Born,” many films have been made about the star-making-and-dimming machinery of Tinseltown. But Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” twists and turns … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones show Chicago that they are still rock’s best band ever

By Tom Siebert I have long known that Mick Jagger has a heart. The mega-rock star once sent my then-wife two dozen roses and secured us press seats for a Rolling Stones concert at Soldier Field in Chicago. Today, Mick’s … Continue reading

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New documentary ‘Emanuel’ shows how faith and forgiveness healed survivors of Charleston church shooting

By Tom Siebert Gun massacres are a common occurrence in American life. During this year alone in the United States, there have been more than 150 shootings that caused four or more casualties, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive. … Continue reading

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Karen Beyer, ‘champion of human services,’ retiring as chief executive officer of Ecker Center for Mental Health in Elgin

By Tom Siebert Karen Beyer has a lot of abbreviations at the end of her name: CEO, MPA, MSW, and three MBAs. But her life’s work is spelled out in the improved lives of the many whom she has helped … Continue reading

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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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