More than 35 million meals served by Gleaners Food Bank to Hoosiers in need. More than 464,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19. An unemployment rate that spiked at 17.5% in April. These are just a few of the numbers that help tell the story of 2020, a year in which the pandemic disrupted almost everything—including where we worked and shopped.
2020 YEAR IN REVIEW: The pandemic changed everything—business, sports, travel—in 2020
The virus already has cost the region hundreds of millions of dollars, tens of thousands of jobs and more than 1,800 lives. Those losses are all but certain to grow as the calendar turns to 2021, amid an international effort to roll out an effective vaccine.Read More
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Lawmakers OK funding plan for arena updates, soccer stadium
The law, which passed with bipartisan support in April, created funding plans for most of a $360 million renovation of Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the construction of a $150 million soccer stadium for the Indy Eleven by diverting millions of dollars in annual state tax revenue to the Capital Improvement Board.Read More
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Penske Corp. acquires IMS, IndyCar Series
Penske—one of the most influential companies in the history of auto racing—will become just the fourth owner of the iconic track and will take over a series that many believe is on the upswing after many years of struggle.Read More
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Big year for Hogsett, Buttigieg and Dems in Boone, Hamilton counties
Despite no state or federal elections in 2019, Indianapolis and its suburbs made plenty of political news. Voters across the state cast ballots in municipal elections, re-electing Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett plus three Hamilton County mayors. The year also brought plenty of 2020 news.Read More
The violence, which many Hoosiers watched live on TV news, served as another body blow to downtown, which already was reeling from the loss of conventions and the shutdown of many offices during the pandemic.
The hospital system plans to expand its footprint by eight blocks and build a $1.6 billion hospital just south of its century-old Methodist Hospital.
The Indianapolis-based company closed the year by negotiating a lower price for its purchase of Michigan-based mall rival Taubman Centers Inc.
Former state Sen. Brent Waltz and casino executive and former state lawmaker John Keeler were indicted in September on federal charges related to violating federal campaign finance laws.
The blockbuster announcement secures Elanco’s future in central Indiana and provide a long-sought reuse for at least part of the stamping plant site, which has been vacant for almost a decade.
Passenger traffic at Indianapolis International Airport is expected to end 2020 45% lower than a year earlier, but airport leaders say they are confident they can keep the organization’s finances stable.
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, the Carmel City Council and the city’s Redevelopment Commission first envisioned building a boutique hotel in the affluent Indianapolis suburb’s reimagined downtown in the 1990s.
The liquor superstore chain opened its first Indiana store in November after it succeeded in overturning a permit denial issued by the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the experimental drug for people 12 and older with mild or moderate symptoms not requiring hospitalization.
This will be the trail’s first expansion since it opened in 2013.
The deal is the latest in a string of acquisitions for Reyes Beer Division, which has rapidly expanded its footprint in 2020.
Michael McRobbie came to IU in 1997 from his native Australia as the school’s first vice president for information technology and chief information officer.
Voters on Nov. 3 dashed Democrats’ hopes of finally making big inroads in Hamilton County, where the GOP has long held a tight grip.
After spending the last four years as the president’s most loyal soldier and the past year doggedly campaigning on his behalf, the vice president is contending with an uncertain future.
Dozens of central Indiana restaurants have closed since the pandemic hit in March—some almost right away, unable to weather the forced closure of their dining rooms. Others gave up the ghost later, after takeout or restricted indoor dining failed to keep them afloat.
In June, the IMS said it planned to run the race at 50% capacity. It lowered that figure to 25% later that month before announcing the zero-fan plan on Aug. 4.