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Vilnius Committee Welcomes U.S. Ambassador Deborah McCarthy

The Vilnius Committee of CSCI hosted a welcome reception for U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania Deborah A. McCarthy on Wednesday, September 10 at the John Hancock Tower residencies. The reception was hosted by Vilnius Committee members Stan and Sigita Balzekas. Ambassador McCarthy was welcomed by Consul General of the Republic of Lithuania Marijus Gudynas, Chairman of the Board…


2014 Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative

The Chicago Sister Cities Medical Initiative will once again take place in conjunction with the 16th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium (October 9–12, 2014). The symposium, which attracts 800 physicians, is an annual professional educational event providing recent clinical and scientific advances in breast cancer research.  The program is an unrivaled opportunity to collaborate with a world renowned…

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MILAN: Welcome Reception for Italian Youth Soccer Team

The Milan Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is proud to sponsor the Collegio Gallio youth soccer team from Como, Italy in their participation in the first annual Chicago KICS Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament that will take place July 19–26, 2014. The KICS Cup will bring in over 100 youth soccer teams including local,…


BOGOTA: Colombia Independence Day

The Bogota Committee of CSCI, in partnership with the Consulate General of Colombia in Chicago, hosts Colombia’s Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 20 from 11 am–1 pm at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall. The event will include a speaking program and cultural performance. Free and open to the public.

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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…


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…