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
Free School Lunches are BACK in Illinois
During the COVID-19 pandemic school lunches were free to give families a financial break, the free lunches went away, and now they are coming back!
A website claims they found the Best Pie in all of Illinois
Pie Day is March 14th, and if you are in need of a pie that will knock your socks off to celebrate Pie Day then you need to check out the pie at a place in Illinois that according to Yelp has the Best Pie in Illinois...
Videos Show Massive Meteor Streak Across the Skies Over Illinois
You won't often see a fireball as brilliant as this one. Multiple security cameras recorded a massive meteor as it streaked across the Midwest with numerous reports of being sighted over Illinois.
Illinois is home to 3 of Food Network’s “Craziest Restaurants”
The Food Network compiled a list of the 30 craziest restaurants in the United States, and 3 of the places on the list are located here in the Land of Lincoln. Let's take a look at the three different places, and what makes them all so "crazy"...
One of the Most Underrated Spring Break spots is in Missouri
You don't have to get on a plane and pay thousands of dollars to travel to an incredible spring break destination, just check out this part of Missouri which is being called one of the "underrated" spring break destinations in the US...
Comedy Legend Adam Sandler is coming to St. Louis in February
Adam Sandler is bringing his stand-up comedy tour to the Enterprise Center in St. Louis in February, here are the details...
One of the 10 Best Bowls of Chili in the US is in Illinois
The restaurant that made the list is located in central Illinois and has been around for over 75 years, and they are famously known for its delicious bowls of chili.
A College in Illinois makes list of “Successful & Happy” Alumni
If your goal when you leave college is to be happy, and successful then apparently there is one school in Illinois that can definitely help you achieve that. Which school from the Land of Lincoln made the list of Top 25 Colleges with the Happiest, Most Successful Alumni?
There is a movement to make Meals Free for Missouri Students
Would you support free meals for your students at school in Missouri? That is a question one Missouri lawmaker is asking you and fellow lawmakers to consider. How close is it to becoming a reality? Let's take a look at it...
A Website Recommends a Winter Vacation to a City in Missouri
Why would you want to travel to Florida for your winter vacation when you can travel to Missouri? A travel website put together a list of great winter vacation cities and the Show-Me State has a city on the list, which one is it, and why?