Last Friday, Lake County reported 1,451 deaths, meaning an additional 66 people have died of the virus in the county in a seven-day period, statistics show.
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The U.S. Senate unanimously approved Thursday the nomination of former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.
The Indiana Department of Health has classified all 92 counties in the state at its highest-possible "red" designation, signaling high community spread of COVID-19 in every single county.
"You can get about a percent higher rate of return. Over a period of time that could mean an extra million dollars of interest for the town," said state Rep. Mike Aylesworth, R-Hebron.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is optimistic a competitive race this year for Northwest Indiana's U.S. House seat will boost his campaign to represent the state of Indiana in the U.S. Senate.
Lake County currently has the second highest death toll since the start of the pandemic in the entire state, behind Indianapolis.
The Indiana Department of Health has designated 81 of the state's 92 counties at its highest-possible "red" classification, signaling uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in each of those counties.
Currently 36.1% of ICU beds are in use by coronavirus patients with only 9.9% of ICU beds in the state available.
The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously agreed Thursday to authorize the town of Lowell to seek higher investment returns on the proceeds from the recent sale of Lowell's water utility.
Four Democrats now are vying to win the Senate District 4 seat held for the previous 16 years by retired state Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes.