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Chicago Leads Global Conversation Around Urban Waterways

  Chicago is continuing to lead the global conversation around the use of waterways in urban centers. On March 12 and 13, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo convened 17 mayors spanning five continents, 11 countries and who represent 44 million people for the Urban Waterways Forum in Chicago. The event, co-hosted by…

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Six Sister City Mayors Attend Urban Waterways Forum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo convened 17 mayors spanning five continents, 11 countries and who represent 44 million people for the Urban Waterways Forum in Chicago. The event, co-hosted by World Business Chicago and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, was designed to foster an international conversation about the future of urban…

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20th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Chicago Sister Cities International is proud to once again be a promotional partner of the 20th Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center from March 3-30, 2017. The largest festival in the nation showcasing films of the European Union nations, this anniversary festival presents Chicago premieres of 62 new feature films…

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Chicago-Hamburg School Exchange Continues

Sullivan High school has an ongoing exchange with Altona Gymnasium in Hamburg that is supported by the Hamburg Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International. Nine students and teachers visited Hamburg in October 2017 for two weeks. Ten students from Altona visited their Sullivan counterparts in Chicago. While in Hamburg, Chicago students not only visited various…

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Chicago-Hamburg Marathon Connection Recognized

On December 13, U.S. Consul General in Hamburg Richard T. Yeneoka hosted an event to celebrate the marathon connection between Chicago and Hamburg. Since 2002, over 400 runners from Hamburg have participated in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon by using the runner exchange program of the Support Group Hamburg Chicago, staying for a week…