Marion Police Department

Marion Police say one person is in custody, and another is on the run, after a shooting Saturday night.

A Marion man is dead after he was stabbed early Saturday morning.

City of Marion

The City of Marion won't be enforcing Governor JB Pritzker's stay-at-home order extension, which takes effect Friday.

Route 13 to be Closed for Railroad Crossing Repair

Apr 13, 2020

A busy area of Route 13 in Marion will be closed to traffic for two days next week.

The unemployment rate was down in all of Illinois’ 14 metro areas last month.

Illinois Department of Employment Security spokesperson Rebecca Cisco says significant improvements were seen comparing October of this year to October of 2018...with the Chicago and East St. Louis areas both hitting record lows.

Marion High School is closed today, after bedbugs were found in at least two classrooms.

Brian Flath, WSIU

A performance in Marion this weekend aims to both entertain the audience, and enhance the venue.

Ribbon Cutting for Rides Mass Transit Center

Sep 23, 2019
A group of people cutting a ribbon with giant scissors.
Steph Whiteside/WSIU

Local leaders, including Senator Dale Fowler and Representative Dave Severin, gathered in Marion this morning to cut the ribbon for the new Rides Mass Transit Center.

"Right now, the Rides transit program is up and functional, but this facility will be a better location for people to get to," Severin said. "A lot of times they're maybe hanging out at a convenience store or whatever. This will be a specific location for buses and transit." 

Law Enforcement
Marion Police

Marion Police are searching for a suspect in at least two auto burglaries from last month.


The City of Marion has announced plans for the public to pay its respects to former Mayor Bob Butler.

Butler died Monday morning at the age of 92. He served as Marion's mayor from April 1963 until his retirement in January 2018.

Retired Marion Mayor Bob Butler Dies

Apr 22, 2019

Former Marion Mayor Bob Butler died Monday, April 22, 2019.

Butler, who served as Mayor of Marion for more than 50 years, retired in 2018 for health reasons. The city announced his death Monday morning.

“Anyone who met Bob knows what a great and caring man he was, and words cannot begin to express what a loss this is for our community. He was a good friend of mine, who served as a mentor during my career. I will miss him deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this sad time," State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) said.

One person is in jail, and another is hospitalized, after a shooting in Marion Sunday.

Three southern Illinois projects will receive Governor's Hometown Awards next week.

Southern Illinois' first hybrid medical clinic is set to open.

Heartland Regional Medical Group held an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Tuesday at the brand new clinic located in the Marion Crossing complex on The Hill in Marion.

Marion To Host Colt Pony League World Series

Oct 30, 2017
WSIU/Kevin Boucher

For the last 47 years the Colt Pony League World Series has been  held in Lafayette, Indiana.  But starting in August, the World Series will be held in Marion.

Marion leaders have approved a sales tax hike.

Illinois State Police

A Marion man is dead after an armed standoff with police Tuesday morning.

A man is charged with aggravated assault with a handgun after he pulled a gun on another man in the parking lot of Heartland Regional Medical Center.

WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with the candidates vying for Marion Mayor.

A national outdoor retailer is coming to Marion.

Pepsi MidAmerica is expected to bring about 74 jobs to southeast Missouri when it becomes the first tenant in a Cape Girardeau business park.

Jennifer Fuller

When Marion Mayor Bob Butler took office in 1963, John F. Kennedy was President, no one had yet walked on the moon, and computers took up entire rooms. Tuesday, the city honored its long-serving leader with a bronze statue on Tower Square.