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
One of the 5 Best Tattoo Shops in the US is in Illinois
A ranking came out of the 35 Best Tattoo Shops in the US, and when you get near the top of the list you'll find a shop located right here in the Land of Lincoln. If you are looking for some new ink this holiday season, you need to check out this shop.
One of America’s “Hippie Hideout” towns is a here in Illinois
No, it's not Chicago. A small town in Illinois is being called one of the places where you can be free to be a hippie if that's the lifestyle you want to live. So which town is it, and what makes it a "hippie hideout'?
There is a movement to make Meals Free for Missouri Students
Would you support free meals for your students at school in Missouri? That is a question one Missouri lawmaker is asking you and fellow lawmakers to consider. How close is it to becoming a reality? Let's take a look at it...
2023 Brings New Laws to Illinois including Workers Rights
Everyone has heard of the new SAFE-T Act going into law in the Land of Lincoln in 2023. But there are a couple of other laws that start with the new year that could have a dramatic impact on your daily life, let's take a look...
Are you part of the 25% of People who Really Live in Illinois?
Only 25% of the people who live in the state of Illinois actually live in the Land of Lincoln. Are you confused? Well, I was too at first but there is data that proves my point, let me explain...
A Website claims they found the Most “Fun” City in Missouri
What is great about the most fun city in Missouri is that you can have fun if you're on your own, with kids, single, married, having a bachelor party, or whatever you want to do! So which city is the place to have a good time in the Show-Me State?
Here is more proof the city of St. Louis Loves Soccer
St. Louis is known for their love of baseball, but there is some interesting data that proves the St. Louis area may be quickly becoming America's biggest soccer city.
A Museum in Missouri makes the “Bizarre Places to Visit” List
If you are into the weird, unique, (and quite frankly), bizarre, then you need to head to this odd museum in Missouri. It has been named by Buzzfeed, as one of the Bizarre Places to Visit in the US.
The 2nd Most “Sinful” City in America is in Missouri
Las Vegas, Nevada is Sin City USA, and of course, it is the most sinful city in the country. But what city takes the number 2 spot? New York City, Nashville, New Orleans? No, the answer to that question is a city in the Show-Me State of Missouri.
Kansas City makes the list of the Best Places to Go in 2023
One of the biggest travel websites in the world just released its list of the places that you need to travel to in the US in 2023 and Kansas City is on the list! Check out the details on why you need to make the trip to KC next year.