Hey everyone, I'm Mark. I was born in Chicago and raised in the suburbs. Most nights you can find me with my incredible wife or watching the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, or Hawks. I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Acting and later graduated from The Second City in Chicago where I pursued my passion for comedy. I come to Quincy and KICK-FM after hosting a morning show in Macomb, Illinois. And I am a lover of history and random facts, so please feel free to reach out and connect with me on Twitter @MarkHespen
St. Louis was named one of the 10 Gambling Cities in the US
If you want to get your gambling groove on without having to take a flight to Las Vegas, then you should check out St. Louis according to one big-time travel website.
Here is Your Chance to Perform at the Illinois State Fair
Do you sing, have a band, do comedy, perform magic, or anything like this? The Illinois State Fair is looking to find local performers and is taking applications now, here is how you can apply!
How Many Deer were harvested in Missouri in 2022?
Let's just say it was A LOT of deer... Here are the numbers on how successful deer hunting season was in the Show-Me State in 2022.
Iowa’s Most Beautiful Place to Visit is covered in Gold
"Is this Heaven? No...It's Iowa"
Illinois has one of the Underground Railroad Sites you Should See
The Land of Lincoln played an important role in the historic Underground Railroad which helped so many slaves find freedom in the North. Illinois' role was so impactful that one of the sites on the Underground Railroad in Illinois is considered the "center for the abolitionist movement" here are the details.
Is the Arch on the list of the Most Famous American Landmarks?
A list of the Most Famous American Landmarks has to include the iconic St. Louis Arch right? Let us take a look at the list and see what they got right, and what they clearly got wrong...
One of the 10 Best Bowls of Chili in the US is in Illinois
The restaurant that made the list is located in central Illinois and has been around for over 75 years, and they are famously known for its delicious bowls of chili.
A Website says 3 Missouri Towns are ‘Likely’ for a Tornado strike
One website ranked the cities most likely to be hit by a tornado, and the list features 3 cities from the Show-Me State. Which cities made their list, and why do they say you need to be extra prepared for tornados if you live there?
The Top Ranked ‘Dog-Friendly’ Beach in the USA is in Illinois
If you are trying to take your four-legged family member on a trip they will never forget they you have to take them to the number one dog beach in the USA, and it is right here in the Land of Lincoln!
A Website says they found the Most Beautiful Place in Missouri
Missouri is home to many beautiful places, but what is the most beautiful place in the Show-Me State? A travel website seems to think they found the answer to that question, let us see if they are right...
One of the 5 Best Sandwich Shops in the USA is in Missouri
A website has ranked sandwich shops from across the nation looking for ones that make the absolute best sandwiches in the US, and a shop in the Show-Me State makes the top 5. We have never heard of it before, but now we can't wait to try it!
What is the Most ‘Unique’ Thing to Do in St. Louis?
A travel website just released a list of the 10 Unique Things To Do in St. Louis, and I have to say they put together a great list, but did they make the right choice for their top spot? Let's look at the list and decide if they got it right...