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From the Farm: Howard Buffett working in Ukraine

CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Global benefactor Howard Buffett will soon make his second trip to Ukraine to ensure billions of bushels of wheat is harvested. “You learn so much by just showing up so I am going back in a couple weeks and we have been doing quite a bit in the last 4 weeks, […]
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From the Farm: Howard Buffett

Philanthropist Howard Buffett says his gift to build a new FFA Center south of Decatur all began with his son Howie, a former FFA chapter president at Mt. Zion High School “When Howie was in high school he was in FFA and of course for many years he farmed with me in Nebraska, now he’s […]
DECATUR, IL
Herald & Review

LETTER: Thankful for Howard Buffett

It's time to be thankful. Our city should be thankful for the contribution that Mr. Howard Buffett has given to Decatur. Not very many cities can say they have a man like him in their community. Thank You Mr. H. Buffett.
DECATUR, IL
Omaha.com

Illinois official fired after improper law certificate given to Howard Buffett

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board was fired this fall after an investigation found that he improperly issued a law enforcement certificate to an unqualified local philanthropist, Howard Buffett, according to a report released Wednesday. The Office of Executive Inspector General for...
ILLINOIS STATE
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Watch now: Howard Buffett, once a Central Illinois sheriff, under scrutiny for certification waiver

DECATUR — On paper, at least, former Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett appeared well-qualified to be a law enforcement officer. The Herald & Review newspaper is in possession of a binder packed with 38 pages outlining Buffett’s police training and certifications before he was appointed sheriff in 2017 to fill the vacancy of retiring sheriff Thomas Schneider. But it has now been revealed that none of that was enough to satisfy the state’s requirements of the training standards necessary to be a sworn law enforcement officer in Illinois.
ILLINOIS STATE
Herald & Review

Watch now: Illinois official fired over certification given to Howard Buffett

An official in charge of training police across Illinois was fired in September on the recommendation of the state’s top government watchdog, who found he improperly granted a law enforcement certification to philanthropist Howard Buffett after Buffett had donated millions of dollars to support the training agency’s efforts. The state’s...
ILLINOIS STATE
Herald & Review

What we know about state investigation into Howard Buffett certificate

The state inspector general has issued a 38-page report into a law enforcement certificate improperly given to Howard Buffett, the former Macon County sheriff. Here's what we know so far ... READ THE REPORT HERE. The Associated Press and Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.
Herald & Review

Watch now: Decatur food drive crushes goal with $1M donation from Howard Buffett

DECATUR — In past years, there was always a sense of wonder going into the final hour of the WSOY Community Food Drive. Would the event meet its food collection goal?. Written on the napkin was word of a $1 million donation from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. With that, the donation total took a dramatic jump from around 2.9 million pounds of food to 7,992,375 pounds of food.
DECATUR, IL