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
One of the Premier Fall Festivals in the US is here in Illinois
Yes, TECHNICALLY it is still summer 2023 but... Fall is on the way and that means the return of one of the greatest fall festivals in the USA, and it is located in the heart of the Land of Lincoln! Here are the details...
A School in Illinois was faced with a “Swatting” event
What is a "Swatting" Incident? It happened at a school in Illinois and they are happening more and more frequently across the country. Swatting is illegal, here is what you and your kids need to know about Swatting incidents...
Travel Experts say you Should be in Chicago for Labor Day Weekend
If you are looking for last-minute Labor Day Weekend plans you should head to the Windy City according to the travel experts at one of the biggest travel websites on the internet. Here is what they have to say, and are they right?
Shocking, Illinois has the highest priced Weed
New data reveals that the people in Illinois are paying a lot more for their weed compared to other legalized weed states in the US, why am I not surprised? Here are the details...
Where is Illinois on the list of the “Hardest Working” States?
A new ranking of the hardest working states in the US in 2023 has been unveiled and we were quite surprised where Illinois lands on the list, here are the details...
Chicago named one of the Best Places to Visit in September
A travel guide put together a list of the best places to visit this September and (DUH) Chicago. deservedly so, makes the list Here is why you need to be in the Windy City this September!
The Best Donut Shop in Illinois is just South of Wisconsin
There is a donut shop in Illinois just a 15-minute drive from the Wisconsin border that takes the title of the Best Donut Shop in the Land of Lincoln.
One of the WORST Housing Markets in the US is in Illinois
There is a city in Illinois that ranks as one of the 10 worst real-estate markets in the country right now according to the experts, and it's not Chicago...
Illinois has a New Driving Law that will start in 2024
The leaders of the Land of Lincoln have voted to approve a new law that will affect what you can and can't do while driving, and it will officially become law at the start of 2024, here are the details...
Illinois is the 1st State Financially Protect Child Influencers
If you are a child in Illinois and your parents start marking money as an Influencer on a social media site, your "cut" is now being protected from your parents. Is this law good that the Land of Lincoln has passed?