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 House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to advance a proposed constitutional amendment removing the state superintendent of public instruction from the gubernatorial line of succession.
At least two Democratic candidates already are vying for the chance to succeed retired state Sen. Frank Mrvan, and both also are competing to represent the 1st Senate District for a four-year term.
Chicago-style speed enforcement cameras soon may be deployed in school zones across Indiana ready to zap motorists with a $250 fine each time they drive even one mph over the reduced speed limit.
Lake County currently has the second highest death toll since the start of the pandemic in the entire state, behind Indianapolis.
"Despite our challenges, this is a time of unprecedented growth, connections, momentum, and opportunity for all Hoosiers," proclaimed Gov. Eric Holcomb in his State of the State address Tuesday.
"As a member of the House Veteran Affairs and Public Safety Committee, I will continue to advocate on behalf of servicemen and women," said state Rep. Mike Andrade, D-Munster.
"Under our tax cut plan, we would put about $1.3 billion back in Hoosiers' pockets while continuing to protect Indiana's financial future," said House Speaker Todd Huston, R-Fishers.
A proposed amendment to the Indiana Constitution would strike the authority of the General Assembly to control redistricting and instead put a politically independent commission in charge.
Currently 36.1% of ICU beds are in use by coronavirus patients with only 9.9% of ICU beds in the state available.