In 1927, when Illinois State Highway 37 was in the planning stages, it was recommended that the route pass through Marion on Court Street. However, as this article from the Daily Republican indicates, the more favorable route preferred by Marion citizens and the city council would have been South Market, straight through the heart of the downtown business district at the time. Fortunately for us, that never happened and Court Street was ultimately chosen and built in the early 1930’s. Continue reading
Marion Buys, Leases Land
Land purchase and lease to meet future expansion needs of the Marion sewer department were approved by the City Council Monday night.
The council approved paying $950 to Mrs. Estella Ford for 1.4 acres of land adjacent to the sewer plant south of Boyton Street. Continue reading
Marion City Council agreed Monday night to construct a new fire station in the 200 block on North Court. Continue reading
Members of Marion City Council are in the preliminary stages of discussions which will lead to the construction of a new fire station. Continue reading
Marion City Council Monday night agreed to purchase on competitive bidding about $1,200 to $1,500 in new fire hose. Continue reading