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Liberty residents voice concern about motorcycle club

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LIBERTY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The Midwest Percenters Motorcycle Club has had a base in Liberty for years, but now some residents say they no longer feel safe having it in town.

Just two weeks ago, two men were shot at the club.

That comes six months after four members were arrested there on charges of armed robbery and mob action for an incident in Quincy.

Liberty Mayor Jamie Hahn invited residents to voice concerns about the motorcycle club during a regular village meeting tonight.

A member of the Midwest Percenters says his club was not invited to the meeting and he wishes he could just sit down and speak with concerned residents.

Four people spoke out against the club, saying they want them to move out of town, but others say the group is misunderstood.

"Concerning to me just for the safety of my children and other Liberty students and children I know in the community that run around town for different sports and I think just to make sure our town is safe," said Heidi Klingele.

"I don't think there is any reason that anyone should be against these guys. They haven't done anything to anybody. No one has taken the time to meet these men and they're nice guys," said Wanda Rossmiller.  

Hahn and Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer say they have both asked the club to move out of town, but have not received any response.

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