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Walter Payton Students Meet With US Ambassador to the Czech Republic in Prague

From March 24–April 1, students from Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago visited Prague as part of their ongoing school exchange with Gymnasium Nad Alejí. On Tuesday, March 31, they visited the residence of US Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro, which is known as Villa Otto Petschek, after the first owner. Ambassador Schapiro is a Chicago…

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Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840 at the Art Institute of Chicago

Experience the exhibition Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840 at the Art Institute of Chicago’s Regenstein Hall through Sunday, June 7, 2015. The first exhibition to capture this richly textured period in Ireland’s history, Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840  presents hundreds of objects—from portraits to landscapes, from Dublin to the Irish country house—celebrating…


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Chicago Consular Corps Gala

Chicago Sister Cities International and World Business Chicago once again host the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: A Tribute to Our Global Partners. The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, will serve as the Gala’s keynote speaker. This year, the Chicago Consular Corps will honor Glenn Tilton, Retired Chairman of the Board, United Continental…

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2014 Oyster Festival of Racing

The Galway Committee of CSCI celebrates the sister city relationship between Chicago and Galway, Ireland with the 17th Annual Oyster Festival of Racing. Chicago’s own Oyster Festival of Racing pays tribute to two of Ireland’s most popular annual events, the Galway Races and the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, by bringing together enticing food…


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Chicago Artist Ayako Kato in Lucerne

  Blog post by artist Ayako Kato Artist Ayako Kato participated in the Chicago-Lucerne Artist Exchange and visited Lucerne, Switzerland from August 10-27, 2014. How does the living environment, especially the condition of nature, influence our behavior, ways of thinking, life and/or the work of art? I had this simple and complicated question in my mind before…

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Chicago-Birmingham Artist-in-Residence Sarah Taylor Silverwood

Blog post by artist Sarah Silverwood Artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood has been the artist-in-residence for Chicago Sister Cities International in October 2014, supported by Arts Council England. Sarah has been visiting the city to make new connections, carry out research for new work on public housing, and leave drawings to be found around Chicago. Like all cities, the…