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Galesburg has hearing after boy dies in dog attack


GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Relatives of a 7-year-old boy who died in a Galesburg dog attack attended a public hearing on how the city should handle vicious animals.

WGIL radio reports that Ryan Maxwell’s family members attended the public hearing Wednesday. It’s the first of two public hearing after Ryan’s death in March. In response the city formed an “Animal Control Working Group” so citizens could discuss enforcement and policy changes.

The boy’s aunt, Paula Johnson, spoke at the hearing. She said the public needs to know how to file official complaints.

The second hearing is May 16.

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