Category Archives: Tom Siebert

‘The Irishman’ gets an A+ in moviemaking but flunks history

By Tom Siebert From Al Capone to Don Corleone, Hollywood glamorized gangsters, depicting them as murderous wise guys who also happened to be family friendly good guys. Then along came realistic filmmaker Martin Scorsese, whose movies such as “Goodfellas” and … Continue reading

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Anne Engelhardt stepping down from leadership of Kendall County PADS with gratitude, graciousness

By Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, IL The first guest of Kendall County PADS was a 34-year-old recovering alcoholic and single mother of four. That was on the evening … Continue reading

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Kendall County PADS faces critical need of new volunteers as shelter season looms

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County Famed psychiatrist Karl Menninger was once asked what his prescription was for someone who felt they were about to experience a nervous breakdown. … Continue reading

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Designer Alpha Coles Blackburn awarded honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Judson University

By Tom Siebert Judson University recently recognized renowned architect, fashion designer, television host, and community leader Alpha Coles Blackburn with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during the tenth anniversary G.L.A.M.M.Ys fundraising event in Indianapolis. Blackburn is the retired president … Continue reading

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Judson University hosting job fair and Network Night

By Tom Siebert Judson University will host a job fair and its annual Network Night on Sept. 26 as part of the school’s Homecoming and Family Weekend Celebration. Both events will afford alumni and current students an opportunity to meet … Continue reading

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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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