Maya Angelou, 'One Of The True Jewels Of Humanity,' Dead At Age 86Maya Angelou, an award-winning author and poet, and a prominent voice in the civil rights movement, has died at the age of 86.
Former Gov. Ryan Says Nelson Mandela Influenced The Clearing Of Illinois' Death RowRyan, a free man since July, spoke during a memorial service for Mandela held in Chicago.
Rainbow Push HQ To Host Mandela Memorial Service Friday Chicago memorial service for South African President Nelson Mandela will be Friday night at Rainbow/PUSH Headquarters.
Mandela Remembered At Special Mass At St. SabinaPeople across the Chicago area are gathering at churches to say prayers of remembrance for former South African president and global human-rights icon and the services at a South Side church took on special meaning Sunday.
Chicago Mourners Share Thoughts, Memories In Condolence Book For Nelson Mandela People who have been showing up to sign the condolence book for the late South African president Nelson Mandela at the Harold Washington Library have said they felt compelled to share their thoughts and memories.
Mandela Vigil Held At Rainbow PUSH HeadquartersAbout 30 people -- including a local Catholic priest who was born in South Africa -- took part in the hour-long vigil on Friday evening to honor Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
Professor: Mandela Was 'A President For The World'A Chicago professor who considered former South Africa President Nelson Mandela a friend said the loss of the equal rights icon was the death of “a president for the world.”
Englewood Students Learn About Mandela's Fight For FreedomAs they learn about the life and accomplishments of late South African President Nelson Mandela, students at an Englewood charter school will get a chance to see a new biographical film before it hits theaters later this month.
Mandela Condolence Book In Chicago The consulate general of South Africa in Chicago is making a condolence book available after the death of Nelson Mandela.
Local Mandela Biographer: A Triumphant End To Triumphant LifeDouglas Foster said that Mandela died what many would consider to be an ideal death: with his family at his side, and only after years of preparing the people and politicians of South Africa for his passing.
In Chicago's Hyde Park, Sadness Spreads At News Of Mandela's DeathResidents of the diverse community headed home Thursday and learned about the passing of Nelson Mandela. CBS 2's Pamela Jones reports.
Chicago Priest From South Africa Says Mandela 'Made Us Believe In Ourselves'CBS 2’s Mike Parker talked with Thulani Magwaza, an associate pastor at St. Sabina’s Church.