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Chicago Leads Global Conversation Around Urban Waterways

  Chicago is continuing to lead the global conversation around the use of waterways in urban centers. On March 12 and 13, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo convened 17 mayors spanning five continents, 11 countries and who represent 44 million people for the Urban Waterways Forum in Chicago. The event, co-hosted by…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Welcomes New Co-Chairs

Recently, the Advisory Board of Chicago Sister Cities International approved a resolution to require each of our sister city committees to have two individuals serve as co-chairs. To this end, CSCI is honored to welcome five newly appointed co-chairs: Ruben Ocampo, Co-Chair of the Bogota Committee Annette Seaburg, Co-Chair of the Gothenburg Committee Adriana Escárcega,…

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Gothenburg May Programs

The Gothenburg Committee of CSCI produced three programs throughout May, including facilitating a student exchange from Gothenburg to Chicago, presenting a concert at the Swedish American Museum and hosting a sustainability delegation from Sweden. Student Exchange Nine students and four teachers from Svartedalsskolan in Gothenburg, Sweden visited Alessandro Volta Elementary School from May 3-10. The…

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International Cheering Stations at Bank of America Chicago Marathon Route

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees join with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 13. Stations will have signs in foreign languages, flags and other activities. View Chicago Marathon Cheering Stations…

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Swedish Mayor Anna Ljungdell Visits Chicago

Anna Ljungdell, Mayor of Nynäshamn, Sweden visited Chicago on Thursday, June 27 as part of a trip across the U.S. that will also take her to Washington D.C., Cleveland, Chattanooga and New York. While in Chicago, Mayor Ljungdell met with the Gothenburg Committee of CSCI, World Business Chicago, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the…

Kerstin Lane Honored by CCA as 2013 Outstanding Community Leader

On Thursday, May 2, Gothenburg Committee member Kerstin Lane, was named as an Outstanding Community Leader alongside Rasmea Yousef, associate director of the Arab American Action Network, at the 4th Annual MOSAIC Fundraiser benefiting the Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA). Also being honored is Martin R. Castro, Esq., recipient of the Chicago Cultural Champion award. Kerstin…