Columbus Park gets techie

A high school student is helping teach West Side youth ages 11 to 17 the basics of computer technology with the help of U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis and Austin Peoples Action Center. There is room for anyone interested in taking the six-week course.

Sen. Duckworth, advocates push for bill to lower phone calls from prison

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth introduced the Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act with the aim of reducing the costs of phone calls made by the 2 million people incarcerated across the U.S. and their families. The lawmaker and others pushing for the legislation, including the American Jail Association, say the current system lacks competition and results in high and unreasonable rates.