Welcome to Marion, IL, the city I call “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. The Mayor of Marion for more than 50 years, Bob Butler 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. What are you waiting for? Come join us.