• coronavirus Apr 2

    NBC 5 Investigates: Illinois, Indiana Rank On Lower End of Coronavirus Testing

    Nationwide, most people getting tested for coronavirus are people whose symptoms are severe or who are at risk for complications. There are many others here who can’t get tested — even though they may be walking around with the virus and not know it — because the test kits are still in such short supply. And that may be hiding...

  • Illinois Apr 3

    NBC 5 Investigates: Coronavirus Testing Shortage

    NBC 5 Investigates examined data showing the entire country’s coronavirus tests and found that Illinois and Indiana rank on the lower end of testing rates of their population. NBC 5’s Katie Kim reports.

  • coronavirus in indiana Apr 3

    Indiana Schools Closed for Remainder of Year

    Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced Thursday that all Indiana schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year and will continue providing instruction remotely. NBC 5’s Regina Waldrop reports.

  • coronavirus Apr 2

    Governors Pritzker, Holcomb Announce New Measures to Curb Spread of the Coronavirus

    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the launch of the new “All in Illinois” campaign to help reinforce the measure’s taken by the state amid the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced no more in-person schooling this year among other measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.

  • coronavirus Apr 1

    Coronavirus Patient Shares His Story After Being Discharged From Indiana Hospital

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, some good news is coming out of Methodist hospital in Northwest Indiana. Their first patient with the virus was discharged and is now recovering. Lonta Ash, 46, said he never thought this would happen to him. He considers himself to be a healthy individual who works as a seat builder on the production…

  • Indiana Mar 29

    New Law Mandates Indiana Schools Test for Lead Contamination

    Drinking water fountains and taps at public and private schools in Indiana will be required to be tested for lead contamination by 2023 under a new state law. The law requires schools’ drinking water equipment to be tested by Jan. 1, 2023 and take action if results show lead at higher than 15 parts per billion. Lake County schools will have to…

  • Indiana Mar 29

    Woman Charged With Violating Indiana’s Stay-at-Home Order After Crash

    A Chicago woman was charged with driving intoxicated and violating Indiana’s stay-at-home order after a crash Friday on the Indiana Toll Road. Shannon L. Taylor, 47, was driving a white Ford Taurus when it crashed into a red Ford truck about 3 p.m. on I-90 near the Lake Station Toll Plaza, according to a statement from Indiana State Police. An…

  • Indiana Mar 28

    7 New Deaths, 251 New Coronavirus Cases Reported in Indiana

    Seven new deaths and 251 coronavirus cases were reported Saturday in Indiana, bringing the total of cases statewide to 1,232, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. State leaders previously announced seven deaths and 336 new cases of the virus on Friday. A total of 87 cases have been reported in Northwest Indiana as of Saturday, including 68 cases…

  • Indiana Mar 27

    Inmates at Indiana Prison Producing Face Masks, Gowns

    Inmates at the Miami Correctional Facility, a state prison in north central Indiana, are producing face masks, gowns and other essential items for first responders. In a news release Friday, state officials said two production lines at the prison were producing 200 protection gowns and 200 masks per day. Additionally, the shop was in production of 650 12-ounce bottles of…

  • coronavirus in indiana Mar 22

    Indiana Reports 76 New Cases of Coronavirus With 201 Total

    Indiana reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus with the total climbing to 201 cases across Indiana, public health officials announced Sunday. The latest cases were reported in 22 counties. The highest number was in Marion County, which reported 35 new cases, followed by Hamilton County, which reported eight cases. Four people in Indiana have died after testing positive for…

  • Indiana Mar 20

    Indiana Moves State Primary to June 2

    Indiana’s political leaders on Friday announced they’ve decided to postpone the state’s May 5 primary because of the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a news conference at the Statehouse with the state GOP and Democratic chairmen that the primary would be moved to May 2. All dates corresponding with the primary election...

  • coronavirus Mar 16

    How to Get Help as Cities, States Shut Down to Curb Coronavirus

    There’s a lot of information surfacing and evolving during the coronavirus outbreak, as numbers of confirmed cases continue to rise and more public services start to shut down across the Chicago area and the country. If you need help, or if you would like to help those in need, NBC Chicago has gathered official resources below. Note: This list...

  • coronavirus Mar 14

    Gov. Pritzker Reiterates Plea for People to Stay Home Due to Coronavirus

    At a news conference Saturday, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker once again called on residents to stay home amid the coronavirus outbreak as an additional 16 cases were announced in the state.

  • coronavirus Mar 16

    Indiana Governor Ordering Restaurants, Bars to Close

    Indiana’s governor is ordering restaurants and bars closed to in-person customers in another step toward stemming the spread of the coronavirus. The order Monday from Gov. Eric Holcomb follows each of Indiana’s adjacent states taking the same step in recent days. The governor’s office says 273 public school districts have decided to close to students and that the state...

  • coronavirus Mar 14

    Indiana Casinos to Close for At Least 14 Days Starting Monday

    All Indiana casinos will close for 14 days starting Monday as a result of the coronavirus, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission. The closures will begin at 6 a.m. Monday, March 16 and last until an unspecified date. The IGC said it will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as appropriate. A total of 15 coronavirus cases had…

  • coronavirus Mar 12

    Indiana Bans Non-Essential Gatherings of Over 250 People Amid Coronavirus Concerns

    The state of Indiana has banned non-essential gatherings of more than 250 people, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday, in an effort to “reduce the spread of novel coronavirus” in the state. Holcomb also instituted a 20-school day waiver of the required 180 instructional days for use as needed for the remainder of the academic year. As of Thursday, 12 Indiana…

  • Indiana Mar 10

    2 New COVID-19 Cases in Indiana Boost State’s Total to 6

    Two more people in Indiana have been sickened by the coronavirus, boosting the state’s total cases to six, health officials said Tuesday. The two patients with presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 — the disease caused by the virus — are from Adams County, in the northeast of the state, and Boone County, just northwest of Indianapolis, the state Department of…

  • New Albany Mar 8

    Mother, Young Son Among 3 Killed in Indiana Wrong-Way Crash

    Three people were killed in a wrong-way crash in southern Indiana on Saturday night, according to Indiana State Police. A mother and his young son were killed when a person driving the wrong way down an Indiana highway plowed into their car in a head-on collision. A woman who was riding in the front seat also died, but her young…

  • Samuel Little Mar 6

    Serial Killer Says He Strangled 2 in Indiana: Authorities

     A man who claims he has killed more than 90 women across the country confessed to strangling two women in Indiana on the same night in October 1980, authorities said Friday. Samuel Little, 79, confessed to killing Valeria Boyd, 18, and Mary Ann Porter, 31, both of Fort Wayne, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department said. Detectives interviewed Little at the Wise…

  • Indiana Mar 6

    Indiana Officials Address 1st Case of Coronavirus

    Indiana has confirmed its first case of the coronavirus, health officials announced Friday.

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