Marion is just small town America--safe as can be, I suppose. I haven't been to that 17th St., but it is probably right on the Interstate. Marion is pretty far south and west of St. Louis. If you are going that way, come down 55 from STL to Chester, and come across to Murphysboro--where the original 17th St. BBQ is. On 17th Street!
I just haven't been the same
since that house fell on my sister.