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
Where is Illinois on the list of Best States for Doctors?
If you are a doctor which states offer you the best opportunities, and an excellent medical environment? Well, a website did the research and ranked the states from best to worst for doctors, and there is some bad news for Illinois on this ranking...
Which State “Tips” Better, Illinois or Missouri?
If you are a server and you want to capitalize on people who tip better, should you work at a restaurant in Missouri or Illinois? Here is what the data shows...
Why you shouldn’t just “Flyover” this city in Illinois
A travel website compiled a list of great cities you should actually visit that are in "flyover" states, and one of the cities on this list is here in the Land of Lincoln and it deserves to be on this list!
2 of the Best Irish Pubs in the US are in Illinois
If you are looking for an authentic Irish Pub experience to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year then you need to check out these two pubs in the Land of Lincoln. One of the pubs is in Chicago, and the other is in the heart of Central Illinois.
Ready to Fish? Here are the Best Fishing Spots in Illinois
Spring starts Monday, and that means the fishing season is underway for many of us out there. If you are looking for the best places to cast a line this fishing season then check out this list of places we found from some outdoor experts!
How Many of these Iconic Illinois Foods have you Eaten?
Illinois has so many more iconic foods than just the deep-dish pizza, and the Chicago Style Hot Dog. The biggest food media experts put together a list of the legendary eats across the Land of Lincoln, and there are some foods on this list that you have to try!
The Pope, Disney & More have stayed at Illinois’ Legendary Hotel
If you are looking to book a stay somewhere with historical status, rich history, and incredible views, then put down the Airbnb app and check out this hotel that was named the most legendary place to stay in all of Illinois.
Illinois’ Most Expensive Restaurant has Strange Seating Options
When you try to book a table at the most expensive restaurant in Illinois you have to choose between one of 3 seating options, and if you want one of the options you have to have 5 people with you...Here are the details on this pricey, but apparently, delicious night out...
5 of America’s Most Irish Cities are here in Illinois
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and there is no better place to celebrate the special day than Chicago, but Illinois' largest city is just one of the many Irish cities in the Land of Lincoln!
One of the Most Unique “Food Flights” in the US is in Illinois
You have heard of a Beer Flight, where you get a couple of different smaller pours of beer to try, well now there are Food Flights, and one of the most unique food flights in the US is here in the Land of Lincoln...