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
Will Missouri’s Gun Laws PROTECT the Super Bowl Parade Shooters?
If you believe the Super Bowl Parade mass shooters will face prison for life, think again, the laws in Missouri may actually get them off easy...Here are the details.
Would you pay $187 for a Hot Dog in Illinois?
Would you pay $187 for a hot dog? A place in Illinois is offering you the chance to buy one of these unique luxury dogs, here are the details on this pricey dog...
The Governor of Illinois DOESN’T want to spend Tax Money on what?
There are plenty of things that the Governor of Illinois plans to do with taxpayer money, but there is ONE big thing he is reluctant to spend tax money on...what is it? Here are the details...
Will Missouri get rid of its “Forced Marriage” Law?
The Show-Me State of Missouri is one of 4 states that has a very specific law that forces certain women to stay married. What exactly is this law, and should it even be a law in the first place? Here are the details...
Illinois is Home to the #1 Restaurant in the US for Nigerian Food
A list of the best places for Nigerian Food has been released by Yelp, and the number one spot on the list belongs to a restaurant in Illinois that is NOT in Chicago, here are the details...
Experts ranked Missouri as one of the WORST States for Women
If you are a woman experts say you should avoid living in the Show-Me State of Missouri, why? Here is what they have to say, and did they get it right?
A District in Illinois is ELIMINATING Cops from Schools. why?
The members of a big-time school board in Illinois voted to get rid of cops in schools, and want a more "holistic" take on safety in their schools... Do you think this is a good idea? Here are the details...
Why has the Famous “Snake Road” in Illinois Closed Early?
The infamous Snake Road in Southern Illinois, known not for its winding curves but for its thousands upon thousands of snakes, has closed early. What happened exactly?
The DEEPEST Pool in North America is being built in Illinois
If you are scared of the deep end of the pool then this new pool being built in the Land of Lincoln is not for you...Here are the details on the deepest pool in the US coming to Illinois!
Tickets are on Sale for Illinois’ Biggest Country Music Festival
Carrie Underwood, Cody Johnson, Thomas Rhett, and sooooooo many more will be playing their hits at the biggest country music festival that happens in the Land of Lincoln this July, and tickets are on sale now!