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Mayor Emanuel Welcomes Mayor Donal Lyons of Galway, Ireland

  On August 19, Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with Mayor Donal Lyons of Galway, Ireland, a Chicago sister city since 1997. Galway and Chicago have developed a longstanding sister city relationship based on a shared vision of promoting arts, culture, business and education. “As sister cities Chicago and Galway have maintained a strong relationship through…

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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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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…


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…