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
The Best Bars in America 2023 list includes a spot in Illinois
Only 10 bars made the Best Bars in America 2023 list, and one of them is here in the Land of Lincoln. If you love a great cocktail (and have the money to spend) this bar might be perfect for you!
How Many of the 15 Tallest Buildings in the US are in Chicago?
If you want to see skyscrapers in the USA there are two places to head, Chicago and New York City. All 13 of the tallest buildings in the USA are in Chicago and New York City, let us break it down for you...
Forget Kentucky! Here is a Missouri Bourbon to try
If you didn't know, Missouri has officially had its own Missouri Bourbon since 2020, and it is time you give it a try!
Weed sales pay for a “Rainy Day” Fund and more in Illinois
If you buy weed here in the Land of Lincoln where does your money go? A website breaks it down for us, and the results are quite interesting...
Your new favorite Brewery is located in St. Louis, Missouri
If you have recently found yourself looking for a new beer to drink and a new brewery to support then you are in luck! Because one of the best breweries in the US is in St. Louis, and you probably haven't heard of them before...
The Land of Lincoln’s Largest Waterpark sets it’s Opening Date
Who is ready for waterpark season?!? The largest waterpark in Illinois is almost ready for the season to begin, here are the details on when you are going to be able to hit the slides!
The Best Spot for Fishing in Missouri is in Hickory County
Fishing season is upon us and if you are looking for the best place to fish in the Show-Me State experts say you need to head to rural Hickory County...
3 of the 100 Best Companies to Work For are located in Missouri
If you are looking for a new place to work you should check out Fortune's new list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2023, 3 of the companies that make the list are headquartered in the Show-Me State.
Why is Missouri ranked as one of the Worst Work from Home States?
So many companies are letting their employees work from home, but Missouri is not the state you want to be in if you are working from home. Here is why Missouri ranks so low on the Best States for Working from Home list...
The Best Place to Get Married in Missouri involves Horses
If your dream wedding involves a big city, skyscrapers, and fancy ballrooms, then this will be of no interest to you. Because the best place to get married in Missouri involves a beautiful barn, horses, and mother nature!