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
In 2024 All Dogs will be treated Equally in Illinois
Your dog will no longer be discriminated against by what breed they are in Illinois starting in 2024, here is what Illinois is doing to protect your dogs...
Construction is starting on Chicago’s newest mega Skyscraper
A new skyscraper will alter the iconic Chicago skyline, it won't be complete until 2027 but the construction is underway. Here is what we know so far about the first of two new skyscrapers being built along the lakefront...
A Lobster restaurant from Maine is expanding to Illinois
A famous Maine lobster restaurant is building multiple locations in Illinois and bringing 5 food trucks to the Land of Lincoln. Here are the details...
John Goodman is on his way to Help Save a Theatre in Missouri
Missourian John Goodman will be coming "home" to the Show-Me State to put on a show to help fundraise for an important theatre in Missouri. Here are the details on how you can see him perform and help him save this important theatre.
Minimum Wage in Illinois is set to increase again in 2024
Once again a new year in Illinois will bring a new increase to the minimum wage in the Land of Lincoln. What is the minimum wage going up to in 2024, and will it have an impact on small businesses in your community?
A Secret New McDonald’s Restaurant is Opening in Illinois
The restaurant is called CosMc's and its a "spin-off" restaurant of McDonald's...wait what? Where is it being built, and what are they serving there? Here is what we know so far...
Which County in Illinois has Hunted the Most Deer so far?
The numbers are starting to trickle in for the first weekend of firearm season in the Land of Lincoln and there are many counties that have already harvested over 1,000 deer, but who is in the lead so far...?
A Burger Joint is the “Hidden Gem” in Illinois according to Yelp
If you are looking for a "Hidden Gem" to check out in the Land of Lincoln, you need to head to this small burger restaurant, according to the experts at Yelp. And from the looks of the menu, this place will win your tastebuds over quickly!
There is a sickness impacting dogs in Illinois right now
Pay extra attention to your dog over the holidays here in the Land of Lincoln, there are reports of a mysterious illness that is impacting dogs in Illinois and 9 other states across the country. Here are the details...
Experts say they found the Best “Happy Hour” Spot in Illinois
If you are feeling the need to skip out of the office early and grab a drink this holiday season, then you need to head to this bar in Illinois that has the Best "happy hour" in the state according to Yelp.