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
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...
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. But what if you just forget or choose not to register them?
Climate Change Experts Issue a Warning for People Who Live 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...
Which 8 Hospitals in Illinois just received “D” Safety Grades?
The Fall 2023 safety grades have been released for all the hospitals in Illinois, and there were tons of A grades, but 8 hospitals in the Land of Lincoln received a dreaded D grade...which hospitals should you avoid in Illinois?
Here is More Proof Chicago is the Best Big City in the USA
Stop the count, no more debating, Chicago is the best big city in the USA and it is getting embarrassing if you think New York City, Los Angeles, or any other big city is better than Chicago...
What Do You Think of Illinois’ New Reparations Law?
Digging is set to begin in parts of Illinois due to a brand new law that Illinois Governor Pritzker signed last month, this law is aimed at righting the wrongs of our past and returning items to where they were found. This leads us to ask the question, is this the right thing to do?
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...
A new Law in Illinois will Impact what your Kids Learn in School
Schools in Illinois will have to adjust their curriculum starting in 2024 after a new law was passed that will force public school teachers to address the Native American Genocide in the history of this state. Here is what you need to know...
One of the Premier Fall Festivals in the US is here in Illinois
Yes, TECHNICALLY it is still summer 2023 but... Fall is on the way and that means the return of one of the greatest fall festivals in the USA, and it is located in the heart of the Land of Lincoln! Here are the details...