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VOLO, Ill. (AP) -A museum in northern Illinois says it plans to keep displaying one of the Confederate flag-emblazoned cars used in the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.

Brian Grams is director of the Volo Auto Museum. He says he’s gotten lots queries about the car amid calls around the country for Confederate flags to be removed from public display after the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

He says if any location is appropriate for the displaying the flag, it’s a museum. Though he adds that he thinks lawmakers are right to debate the flag’s presence on government grounds.

Warner Bros. produced the hit TV show and said this week it would stop licensing memorabilia relating the show, including die-cast replicas of the General Lee.