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
Facebook’s new Data Center is bringing 200 Jobs to Illinois
What exactly is this new "Data Center" that Facebook's parent company opened in Illinois? They say it will bring 200 jobs and A LOT of money to the Land of Lincoln, here are the details...
One city in Illinois is GROWING…which one is it?
200,000+ people moved to Illinois last year, but only 1 city in the Land of Lincoln saw a population INCREASE...which city is it?
Illinois will NOT let a County become part of Missouri
A county in southern Illinois is trying to leave the Land of Lincoln and become part of Missouri, but the state won't let it. Why do they want to leave, and why won't the state let them?
A Whopping Number of Illinois Students are Reading Below Average
The numbers are trending in the right direction but overall we have a reading crisis for our students in the Land of Lincoln, here are the details...
Why are kids in Illinois missing so many days of School?
Students in Illinois are missing school at an alarming rate, who is to blame, and why are kids not showing up to class?
Here are the details on the “Candy” Tax in Illinois
Halloween is coming and the Land of Lincoln is taxing your candy, but some candy avoids the tax...how and why?
Why is a city in Illinois trying to Eliminate Tipping?
It's tradition in this country that if you go to dinner you tip the server at the end of the meal, but a city in Illinois is trying to end that. Why? And is it the right thing to do?
One of the 10 Best Public Universities in the US is in Illinois
Forbes ranked the top public universities in the United States and a school in Illinois made the top 10. Which school in the Land of Lincoln is on the list ahead of schools like the University of Texas and the University of North Carolina...?
The Craziest Donuts in the US are finally coming to Illinois
These donuts aren't your average glazed or sprinkled donuts, these are the legendary Voodoo Donuts and they are finally opening up a location here in the Land of Lincoln!
Weed Sales in Illinois hit an All Time High
Legalized marijuana sales have hit an all-time high in the Land of Lincoln, what is behind the rise of weed sales in Illinois?