Long-time Marion, IL mayor to retire in Jan. 2018

MARION, IL (KFVS) - Long-time Marion, Illinois Mayor Bob Butler said he's soon retiring from office.

Mayor Butler released the following statement on Dec. 1, 2017:

On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, I will advise the Corporate Authorities of The City of Marion, Illinois I will retire from the office of Mayor of the City of Marion, Illinois effective Jan. 31, 2018.

Mayor Butler turned 90 years old on Monday, January 23.

He is currently in his 14th term and has been mayor of Marion since 1963, that's 54 years.

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