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Bogota Trade Mission

The Bogota Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International joined forces with the Illinois Office of Trade and Investment in a trade mission to the International Fair of Bogota from September 29 to October 3, 2014. A total of 12 Illinois companies joined them on the trade mission. Bogota Committee members Ruben Ocampo and Alan Harder represented…

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Prague-Chicago School Exchange

A group of students, two teachers and the principal from Prague’s Gymnázium Nad Alejí arrived in Chicago on Thursday, October 25 and will be staying until Sunday, November 2.  Gymnázium Nad Alejí is a sister school with Chicago’s Walter Payton College Prep. The students are engaging in a number of activities in Chicago during their…


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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…