Current co-host of the “Mornings with Mark and Sam” show on 97.9 KICK-FM. Mark is a graduate of the Conservatory at The Second City in Chicago and holds a degree in Acting from Northern Illinois University. Mark is also the host of “On the Mark”, an hour of honest sports talk every Saturday morning on News Talk 1070 KHMO-Am. His love for sports followed him from Chicago never missing an opportunity to watch the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, or Hawks. In 2022, Mark received the Missouri Broadcasting Award for Best Sports Personality Small Market. Mark enjoys time with his wife and family, history, and random facts. You can connect with Mark on Twitter @MarkHespen
Which company is moving from from New York to Missouri?
Why would a big company move its headquarters from New York to Missouri, the answer is simple...
A New Massive Sports Park is coming to Central Illinois
It is being called a "once-in-a-generation project" and something that will be an economic game changer for Central Illinois, here are the details on the new sports complex that is under construction now...
Uh Oh…Legalized Marijuana in Missouri is already Trending Down
Sales dropped in August 2023 for legalized Marijuana in the Show-Me State, is this just a blip on the radar or is the legalized marijuana industry in trouble in Missouri...Here are the details.
A New Law in Illinois to Address Drug Education in Schools
Your public schools are no longer going to teach "just say no" to drugs, a new law will force school districts to talk about drugs more in schools. Is that a good thing? Here are the details you need to know...
Woah! Amazon is bringing thousands of Jobs to Illinois
Amazon is on a MAJOR hiring spree nationwide, and they are making a MASSIVE hiring investment here in the Land of Lincoln, these are the details we know so far...
Travel Experts suggest taking a “Spontaneous” Trip to Illinois
If you are someone who loves to make spontaneous decisions then you should head to a city in Illinois, a travel website ranked one town in the Land of Lincoln as one of the 5 perfect destinations for a spontaneous trip!
There is a Wine in Missouri that Experts say you “Must Try”
Missouri has over 330 wineries but which wine that comes out of Missouri is the best? Apparently, there is one that rises above the rest and it comes from a guy named Adam...Here are the details...
Register your Guns or Lose them in Illinois starting in 2024
Here is your warning, if you don't register your guns by 2024 you may lose them under new gun laws in the Land of Lincoln. Here are the details you need to know if you don't want to lose your guns...
What do you think of Illinois’ new Reparations Law?
Digging is set to begin in parts of Illinois due to a brand new law that Illinois Governor Pritzker signed last month, this law is aimed at righting the wrongs of our past and returning items to where they were found. This leads us to ask the question, is this the right thing to do?
Experts rank Missouri as one of the Worst States for Teachers
Why did the experts rank Missouri as one of the worst states in the country for teachers? It is below states like Louisiana, Alaska, and West Virginia...Why?