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Prague Committee Co-Chair Edward Dellin Awarded Gratias Agit by Czech Republic

The Gratias Agit for 2014 was awarded to 13 individuals and one organization by the Czech Republic Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Lubomir Zaoralek. We are pleased to announce that Edward Dellin, Co-Chairman of the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, is the only US recipient of this award this year. The date of…


Chicago-Shanghai Sister City Award

Last week, Chicago and Shanghai shared the award for Best Overall U.S.-China Sister City Award at the 2014 U.S.-China Sister Cities Conference. Read a full recap of the conference at www.sister-cities.org.

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2014 Chicago Lantern Festival

Chairs William A. Spence and Raymond Chin of the China Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International invite you to the 2014 Chicago Lantern Festival Gala at the Chicago Cultural Center’s G.A.R. Hall and Rotunda on Tuesday, April 15, 2014; reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.This fundraising event will support the China Committee’s programs…


OSAKA: 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle

The Osaka Committee of CSCI, along with the Japan America Society of Chicago, the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago and the Japan External Trade Organization Chicago, is proud to present 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle, the third phase of a multidimensional photography exhibition focusing on…

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The Companions of Santa Claus

Have you heard of Krampus? Well watch out everyone, because tonight is Krampusnacht! If you don’t know, who Krampus is, you might not want to… Krampus is one of the more interesting European holiday season traditions. As stated on Wikipedia, “Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who…


Mayor Emanuel in Mexico City

Last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was in Chicago’s sister city of Mexico City, Mexico on his first international trip as Mayor of Chicago. While in Mexico City, Mayor Emanuel signed the Global Cities Economic Partnership with Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera, an agreement that will help foster trade, exchange and learning, while seeking to…