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Chris Casey, Community and Economic Development Educator, from the University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 appeared as a guest on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show, Thursday. Casey talked about a new program called Planning for a Purpose. The program goes to local local towns and some neighboring counties to find groups, organizations, or communities that are trying to improve themselves.

Casey said, this program is different from a SWAT Analysis because it doesn't look at the negatives of the group, but it focuses solely on the projects they want to accomplish to become successful.

For more information on how to get your group, organization, or community involved with Planning for a Purpose, you can call 217-287-7246 or email Chris Casey at ccasey1@illinois.edu.

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