“The Hub of the Universe”

Former Mayor Robert L. Butler, who served as Marion’s Mayor from 1963 to 2018 nicknamed the City of Marion “The Hub of the Universe.” Located at the crossroads of Illinois Route 13 and Interstate 57, Marion serves as the center for shopping, dining, and entertainment in Southern Illinois. With access to Interstate 24 just to the south, Marion is a point of access to major cities like Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis.

Click here to view commercial and residential properties for sale throughout the City of Marion and Southern Illinois.
Just visiting? Click here find a place to stay while you enjoy the many amenities the City of Marion has to offer.
From long-time community staples, to popular chain restaurants, the City of Marion has no shortage of places to eat.
The City of Marion is the center of all things fun and entertaining. Live music, outdoor explorations, nightlife, theater, and recreation are just a few things you can catch throughout the week.

Marion Mayor Anthony Rinella

Welcome to the City of Marion, also known as “The Hub of the Universe.” My family proudly calls Marion home and we hope you have the same affection for our community after becoming better acquainted.

Our new site highlights easy access to online bill pay for the city’s water department, links to city departments, live council videos, downloadable forms and more.

Community Highlight Event

The City of Marion welcomes your participation on our Nextdoor page. This forum adds to the outreach channels the City already uses to reach out to our citizens

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The City of Marion is the winner of the 2018 GMIS Government to Citizens Award click here for more details

What is the Orange Circle? click here for more details

City Government

The City of Marion is lead by a commission based form of local government. Voters elect four commissioners and a mayor. As a group, all five are responsible for city management and general functions. Individually, each commissioner is assigned executive responsibility for a specific department.

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To learn how to file a Freedom of Information Act request, click here.

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The City of Marion invites you to explore job opportunities and experience the rewards of working in public service environment.

See if your property is in the Flood Zone, City Limits, Search Burial Records, and Add a Yard Sale! Click here to begin

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