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Galway Committee Vice Chair Billy Lawless Receives Honor from City of Galway

On May 15, Galway Mayor Cllr. Donal Lyons and Galway City Council presented Billy Lawless, Sr. Vice-Chair of the Galway Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, with the Freeman of the City of Galway. Mr. Lawless was recognized for his work on behalf of the city of Galway and on behalf of Irish immigrants, and…

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Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini Relocated to Milan’s Museo della Pietà

As part of a major undertaking, the City of Milan relocated Michelangelo’s final masterpiece, Pietà Rondanini, to a new museum created inside the ancient Ospedale Spagnolo (Spanish Hospital) in the Castello Sforzesco, a fascinating space that has never opened to the public before and is exclusively dedicated to Michelangelo’s last masterpiece. The dedication of the sculpture marks…

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Bogota Committee Tours Doris Salcedo Exhibit at MCA

The Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International received a private tour of the Doris Salcedo exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) on Tuesday, May 12. This is the first retrospective of the Colombian artist, who resides and works in the city of Bogota. Salcedo’s work is deeply rooted in her country’s…


Paris Committee Chair Receives France’s Knight of the Legion of Honor

Brett August, Chair of the Paris Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, received the highest award given by France to civilians or military offers when he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor, or Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, on May 1. The decree of knighthood was signed by President Hollande of France….

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Casablanca Committee Engages Sister Schools

On April 6, Mr. Abdelkamel Lahlou, Director of Le Cedre School in Casablanca was in Chicago to visit Le Cedre’s sister school in Chicago, Francis W. Parker School. While in Chicago, Mr. Lahlou met with members of the Casablanca Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, who accompanied him on a tour of Francis Parker. They…