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The founder of the Beloit International Film Festival says he’ll step down from his position as executive director after the next festival takes place in the spring.  

Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc.

Hundreds of Winnebago County residents demonstrated their opposition to the Great Lakes Basin Railroad at a public meeting Monday.  

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The Lee County Board recently approved refits to the Mendota Hills Wind Farm.  

The farm is owned by Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy, and operated at a deficit for the past four years. 

Voters often complain about not having any choices. But Illinois’s 17th district is at least one race with very different candidates:   Incumbent Cheri Bustos  from East Moline and Patrick Harlan of Galesburg.  

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Illinois residents are being asked to vote on a constitutional amendment.  It would limit the use of money from license plate renewals, gas taxes, and other such fees specifically to transportation projects.  

The measure has bipartisan support, but could it threaten funding for state parks?