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Howard G. Buffett to Donate $1.4M to Macon County

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A central Illinois sheriff who's the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he's gearing up to donate $1.4 million to pay for wide-ranging expenses from new software at the Macon County Jail to drug-related autopsies. 

The Herald & Review reports Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett, who runs a foundation, is giving 13 donations that need approval by the county board. They include $60,000 to help pay for autopsies of those who are suspected to have died from overdoses. 

Buffett heads the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a Decatur-based charitable organization that has given to other causes in the area. Buffett was appointed to the sheriff post last year. Other donations include roughly $500,000 for a new jail management system and up to $265,000 to improve jail medical services.

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