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
Experts say Illinois has 4 of the Top Xmas Tree Farms in the US
If you are looking to buy a Christmas Tree this holiday season then you need to check out these 4 places in Illinois that Yelp claims are 4 of the 25 best tree farms in the entire US, here are the details...
What Happens If You Don’t Register your Assault Style Guns in Illinois?
The new gun laws in Illinois are still being appealed and debated in court, but what isn't being debated is your need to register your current assault-style guns by 2024.
Climate Change Experts issue a Warning for people in Illinois
2023 is set to become the warmest year on record, and climate change experts say the impact of this warming trend on Illinois will be noticeable, and painful...Here is what they have to say...
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?
There is a Billboard in Southern Illinois Causing an Uproar
A billboard in Southern Illinois is causing a debate on free speech, what you should be allowed to advertise, and what you shouldn't be allowed to advertise. See what the billboard says for yourself and let us know what you think should be done about it...
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!
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...
Changes to Illinois’ Transgender High School Athlete Policy
It is being called a "clean-up of language" to the rules on allowing transgender athletes to compete in the high school sports of their choosing. What exactly has changed, and how could it impact your high school athletes, here is what you need to know.
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...?