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Around the Tri States: Galesburg teen in custody on murder charges; Burlington plans RAGBRAI town halls

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Galesburg teen in custody on murder charges

Chase Houlden Jr., 19, was arrested on a Knox County warrant for the shooting death of Cam’ron Glass, 18, on June 7.

Glass was found dead from a gunshot wound in a residence in the 900 block of East South Street.

Houlden was injured in the shooting and hospitalized in Peoria before he was taken into custody.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Galesburg Police Department at (309)343-9151 or Galesburg Area Crime Stoppers at (309) 344-0044. Tips can also be left using the p3 mobile app or by clicking on the submit a tip on the Galesburg Police Department Facebook page.

Burlington plans RAGBRAI town halls

The Burlington RAGBRAI Committees will host two Town Hall meetings this summer.

The 51st annual bike ride across Iowa will end in Burlington this year on July 27.

More than 20,000 people are expected to dip their tires in the Mississippi River at Burlington at the end of the ride.

Attendees of the Town Hall meetings will hear what’s planned so far in Burlington and be able to ask questions.

The meetings are planned for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 and Tuesday, July 9, both in Meeting Room A at the Burlington Public Library.

Man killed in Galesburg motorcycle accident

A Monmouth man is dead after a motorcycle accident Wednesday evening in Galesburg. Nathaniel Hawk, 31, was pronounced dead at OSF Saint Mary Medical Center after falling from his motorcycle at the intersection of Cherry and Simmons streets.

Police say Hawk was riding southbound on Cherry Street with another motorcycle when the two motorcycles became tangled up in the intersection.

They say Hawk lost control and fell off his motorcycle.

Name change for McDonough County public transit system

McDonough County Public Transportation changed its name to Macomb Public Transportation.

Officials say the name change helps clarify that the public transit system is a city department, and that information about it can be found on the city’s website.

Macomb Public Transportation’s Go West and Demand Response services will keep their names.

Macomb school district requests waiver to charge fee for driver ed

The Macomb School District is seeking permission from the state to continue charging a fee for driver education.

The district has to apply for the waiver every five years.

Macomb charges $150 for the course.

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