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
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?
Could Texas help Illinois Limit the Power of Chicago?
There is a new law in the Lone Star State of Texas whose goal is to Limit the Power of Big Cities, and it might be a law that the rest of Illinois could use to protect their way of life vs Chicago, here are the details...
Why is Missouri trying to get Farmers to Sell their Land?
A new law in Missouri will incentivize farmers to sell their land. Why is the state trying to get farmers to sell their land, and who are they hoping they sell the land to?
One of the 10 Best Apple Picking Spots in the US is in Illinois
According to the experts at Yelp if you are looking for a great place to pick apples for your homemade apple pie this fall then you need to head to an orchard in the Land of Lincoln!
Why is the State of Missouri suing Dollar General?
Apparently, the Attorney General of Missouri is suing Dollar General, but why? Has Dollar General been unfairly pricing items...? Here is what you need to know.