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INDIANAPOLIS— The Indianapolis City-County Council passed tax breaks for Eli Lilly and Co.

The vote was 19-6 in favor of the tax breaks Monday night.  

The Indianapolis-headquartered pharmaceutical company is developing a $90 million building in its efforts to fight diabetes.

As part of that, Lilly requested nearly $10 million in tax abatements. 

The building’s improvements will allow Eli Lilly to better produce insulin products, a company representative said.

The last tax abatements Eli Lilly received were in 2017, which totaled about $9.3 million over 10 years.