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
Is this Illinois Tourist Attraction as Magnificent as it claims?
A big-time travel website is calling out tourist attractions across the US for not living up to the "hype" surrounding them, and they have strong words about a tourist attraction in Illinois...
Quincy Community Theatre announces the Cast of The Music Man
The 100th Anniversary Season continues at Quincy Community Theatre this Summer with the classic American musical The Music Man! Meet the cast of the biggest show in the Tri-States this Summer!
Why can’t you bring this in to the Taylor Swift Chicago Show?
Taylor Swift is taking over Chicago this weekend playing three massive shows at Soldier Field. The venue put out a list of items you are NOT allowed to bring to the show, and basically, if you are going bring your phone, wallet, keys, and nothing else...
2 of Yelp’s Most “Unique” Donuts in the US are here in Missouri
If you want to try two of the Most Unique Donuts in the US you have to head to Missouri the experts at Yelp say. The only problem is the donuts are on opposite sides of the Show-Me State, here are the details...
Quincy/Hannibal Area events in June 2023
If you are looking for something to do in the Quincy/Hannibal area this June you are in luck! June is packed full of events all across our Tri-State region, so take a look at everything there is to do here.
Illinois is home to one of the Best “Staycation” Cities in the US
There are a lot of negatives to living in Illinois, but this place is certainly a positive if you are trying to plan a staycation this summer!
June is Loaded with Free things to do in Chicago
Need something to do with your kids in June now that school is out? Here is a breakdown of all of the FREE museums, and activities for kids and adults in Chicago this June!
St. Louis is ranked as one of the Worst Places to Raise a Family
180 of the biggest cities in the United States were ranked from best to worst for raising a family, and St. Louis was near the very bottom of the list. Why did St. Louis rank so poorly?
The Best Ice Cream Cone in Illinois is Expanding its Locations
Summer is "unofficially" here and if you are looking to try the most iconic ice cream cone in all of Illinois then you are in luck! Because a new location has just opened up and now the legendary cone can be found in 3 different places!
If you Love Burgers then you need to take a trip to Illinois
Some people are crazy about BBQ, and some people travel miles for Craft Beers, but if your thing is Burgers then you need to head to the Land of Lincoln ASAP, here is why...