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A news release from Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday morning said that Region 10 (suburban Cook County) and Region 11 (Chicago) could return to Tier 1 mitigation on Saturday "if metrics continue to improve or are stable."

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(The Center Square) - Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to increase funding for K-12 schools by $377 million, and given that both houses of the state legislature have solid Republican majorities and leaders who work closely with him, it’s likely that he’ll get it, or something close to it.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Prevail Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PRVL). The acquisition establishes a new modality for drug discovery and development at Lilly, extending Lilly's research efforts through the creation of a gene therapy program that will be anchored by Prevail's portfolio of clinical-stage and preclinical neuroscience assets.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Overconsumption of added sugars continues to be a major concern in the health and chronic disease prevention of Americans. To address this issue, two new publications(1)(,2) aim to support healthcare providers (HCPs) with tools to enable practical, actionable conversations to help their patients reduce added sugars consumption in the New Year.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) significantly reduced the risk of contracting symptomatic COVID-19 among residents and staff of long-term care facilities, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced. The Phase 3 BLAZE-2 COVID-19 prevention trial - conducted in partnership with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) - enrolled residents and staff at skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, commonly referred to as nursing homes, across the U.S.

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No Trump supporters, opponents, or anyone else determined to make mischief showed up at the Indiana Statehouse before or after Biden's swearing-in Wednesday to protest the new federal administration.

(The Center Square) - In his State of the State address Tuesday, Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb boasted of Indiana’s strong financial position – which is stronger than might have been expected after 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic and massive disruptions to the way people in the state work and live.

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CARMEL, Ind., Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mortgage banking company Merchants Capital has established a tax credit syndication platform, a new business unit that infuses private equity from institutional investors into Low Income Housing Tax Credit multifamily housing projects. This launch reflects Merchants Capital's transformation into a full-service financing provider for affordable housing.

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On Jan. 11, Katie Jenner took office as Indiana’s first Secretary of Education. Jenner, a former senior education advisor to Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), assumed the role after the former Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jennifer McCormick (R), left office the previous week.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Monument Circle Acquisition Corp. (the "Company") today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 250,000,000 units, which includes 3,200,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $250,000,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by the Company.

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BATESVILLE, Ind., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI) will hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. ET. They will discuss the results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, which ended December 31, 2020. The live webcast, including a slide presentation, will be available at http://ir.hillenbrand.com under the "News & Events" tab and will be archived on the company's investor relations website through Friday, March 5, 2021.

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(The Center Square) - Two Indiana legislators have introduced a bill calling for the formation of a Commission on Election Integrity that would review the security of all voting machines used in the state and consider whether election laws should be changed to increase confidence in the vote.

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OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana (NANI), the largest Nephrology group in the United States, is the first practice in Illinois to adopt the Ellipsys(®) Vascular Access System, a revolutionary technology that provides easier access to the bloodstream for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who require life-saving hemodialysis treatments.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Techlogix, an Indianapolis-based IT managed services and solutions company, announces Hollie Doyle as Vice President of Service Operations. Doyle will manage service quality, analytics, client satisfaction, and training. She will also oversee the development of best practices, operational efficiencies, and reporting - both directly for clients and for internal operations.

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WARSAW, Ind., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced that Ellison (Ellie) M. Humphrey has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Transformation Officer and will report directly to Bryan C. Hanson, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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INDIANAPOLIS and UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Loxo Oncology at Lilly, a research and development group of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), and Merus N.V. (NASDAQ: MRUS), a clinical-stage oncology company developing multi-specific antibodies, today announced a research collaboration and exclusive license agreement that will leverage Merus' proprietary Biclonics(®) platform along with the scientific and rational drug design expertise of Loxo Oncology at Lilly to research and develop up to three CD3-engaging T-cell re-directing bispecific antibody therapies.

Banners honoring current or former Lansing residents who served in the armed forces are scheduled to go up around Memorial Day.

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ANGOLA — A pretrial conference in the lawsuit between Metropolitan School District of Steuben County Superintendent Brent Wilson and the school district and its board has been continued until March.

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- After 33 years of high-level supply chain and logistics roles with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Defense Logistics Agency and a year as a private consultant, Jeffrey Curtis has joined SIMBA Chain as vice president of Defense and Supply Chain. Curtis had served as an independent consultant to the blockchain company since February 2020 after retiring from the federal government.

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The Region added more than 460 new COVID-19 cases across its five-county area, according to statistics provided Saturday by the Indiana State Department of Health and the Porter County Health Department.

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana National Guard has expanded its role within the COVID-19 pandemic by sending specialized teams of medics to provide patient support into hard-hit long-term care facilities facing critical staffing shortages.