What you might have missed today: $1.65 million Decatur schools contribution, Illinois population drop, feds turn down regional jets

Buffett donates to Decatur schools

The loan will money farming teachers at MacArthur and Eisenhower high schools, a living science farm at Business School and container gardens.The program will start in

the fall semester and is called after the late chairman of Archer Daniels Midland Co.Salvation Army funds food baskets +4 Significant Wesley Dalberg assists distribute turkeys throughout food distribution for holiday meals at the Salvation Army Tuesday morning.Volunteers filled boxes in the company

& rsquo; s Decatur gymnasium. Each had turkey, pie, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, mashed potatoes and canned products. & ldquo; I take a look at the faces and the thank yous and everybody is always grateful and there are a lot of starving people in the community. These baskets will provide more than simply a Christmas supper, & rdquo; Jason Wickline, who coordinated volunteer efforts. +4 U.S. Census Bureau estimates indicate Illinois’population fell by 33,703 people between July 1, 2016 and July 1 of this year.The decrease drops Illinois from the fifth-most-populous state to No. 6, behind Pennsylvania.States in the west and south saw the greatest population growth. The fastest-growing state was Idaho, followed by Nevada, Utah, Washington, Florida and Arizona.The Illinois population is at 12.8 million.Feds decide

against regional airline company pitch. authorities are dissatisfied with the U.S. Department of Transport’s choice to decline jet service for the Decatur

Airport. The federal department announced that it had picked Cape Air for a two-year agreement to supply flights to St.

Louis and Chicago. The choice boiled down to loan– Cape Air was $700,000 cheaper to support. +4

The United States Department of Transport selected Cape Air for Decatur’s next air service provider over the suggestion of SkyWest from regional elected officials.The park board had actually voted 3-2 to advise SkyWest to the

U.S. Department of Transport, in part because of the prompting of regional magnate who desired jet service. Archer Daniels Midland Co. had actually promised 5,000 guests a year and as much as $100,000 for airport renovations.Bail modification drives County Jail’s prisoner population listed below 6K The Cook County constable’s

department states the county’s jail population has fallen listed below 6,000 inmates for the first time in decades.Sheriff Tom Dart’s chief policy officer, Cara Smith, says the population at what’s one of the country’s biggest prisons has actually been declining for some time in part due to the fact that of a drop in arrests. +4

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, left, and Detective Jason Moran are seen in Chicago with 3 vials of mass murderer John Wayne Gacy’s blood.But she stated the

greatest modification was available in September, when Chief Judge Timothy Evans ordered county judges to set budget friendly bail amounts for offenders accuseded of nonviolent felonies. Judges are now more inclined to free defendants by themselves recognizance pending trial. The Herald & Evaluation’s ’12 gifts to our readers