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Russell Medley
Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development
University of Illinois Extension
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Community and Economic Development

Community and Economic Development

University of Illinois Extension provides practical, research-based information and programs to help individuals, families, organizations, businesses, farms, and rural and urban communities throughout Illinois.

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