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Deputy Mayor Koch Welcomes Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Mr. Linas Linkevičius

Deputy Mayor Steve Koch welcomed Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius to Chicago on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Foreign Minister Linkevičius and Deputy Mayor Koch met to discuss strengthening ties between Chicago and Lithuania in business and community. Deputy Mayor Koch congratulated Foreign Minister Linkevicius and Consul General Marijus Gudynas on the 90th anniversary of the…

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CSCI Staff Member Ieva Dilyte Recognized by Lithuanian Government

CSCI Manager of International Programs, Ieva Dilyte, was officially recognized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, for her work in strengthening the sister city relationship between Vilnius and Chicago and for promoting Lithuania in Chicago on October 14, 2014. Photo, from left to right: Darius Skusevičius, Adviser to the Minister of…


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CSCI at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees joined with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 12. Committee Cheering Station Locations • Gothenburg, Sweden: Sandburg Terrace at LaSalle Street, between Goethe and Schiller • Osaka,…

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Sister City Street Food at Chicago Gourmet

Travel the world with Chicago Gourmet’s newly added Global Street Food Market, developed in collaboration with Chicago Sister Cities International. Chicago’s favorite ethnic restaurants will highlight internationally-loved foods from a selection of Chicago’s sister cities, including: Saturday, September 27, 12–6 pm Barbakoa Modern Latin & Bar (presented by the Mexico Tourism Board) representing Mexico City,…


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Celebrating Ukraine’s Independence Day

Blog Post by Vera Eliashevsky Chair of the Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International Independence Day and National Day celebrations around the world are important celebrations for those countries, just as the 4th of July is a major holiday in the United States when we celebrate our independence. Below, Kyiv Committee Chair Vera Eliashevsky…

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A Visit to Toronto’s North by Northeast Festival and Conference

Blog Post by Dylan Rice Director of Creative Industries – Music City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events— Dylan Rice had the opportunity to recently represent the City of Chicago at Toronto’s North by Northeast (NXNE) festival and conference. Below, he shares his experiences in Chicago’s sister city of Toronto. Toronto is…