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Chicago Sister Cities International to Receive Grant from the Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative to Create Virtual Exhange between High School Youth in Chicago and Casablanca, Morocco

CHICAGO SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL TO RECEIVE GRANT FROM THE ASPEN INSTITUTE STEVENS INITIATIVE TO CREATE VIRTUAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH IN CHICAGO AND CASABLANCA, MOROCCO        CHICAGO, April 4, 2016 – The Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative today announced the award of a two-year grant to Chicago Sister Cities International, one of 10 new…

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CSCI Wins Innovation Award for Economic Development

Award Recognizes Global Cities Economic Partnership between Chicago and Mexico City CHICAGO, June 18, 2015 – Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) has been awarded Sister Cities International’s 2015 Innovation Award for Economic Development for a city with a population greater than 500,000. The 2015 Sister Cities International Innovation Award for Economic Development recognizes the accomplishments…

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Concert for Ukraine to Raise Funds for Victims of Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

 Renowned Violinist Maria Storm Headlines Concert CHICAGO, March 11, 2015 – The turmoil in Ukraine has created an under-reported humanitarian crisis. Over one million people have been displaced by fighting in Eastern Ukraine, including children orphaned by the war, critically wounded soldiers and families forced to leave their homes for safety. Resources to assist these…

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50-Member Swiss Carnival Band From Chicago’s Sister City of Lucerne to March Throughout Chicago Next Week

 Raucously Entertaining Noggeler Guuggenmusig Luzern Appearing in Chicago March 12–15 CHICAGO, March 6, 2015 – The Lucerne Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) presents performances by Lucerne, Switzerland’s famous 50-member Noggeler Guuggenmusig Luzern throughout Chicago from March 12–15, 2015. “The Noggeler” is participating in both the downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 14…

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2013 Oyster Festival of Racing Brings Irish Tradition to Chicago

CHICAGO (October 10, 2013) – In the words of W.B. Yeats in At Galway Races, “There where the course is, Delight makes all of the one mind, The riders upon the galloping horses, The crowd that closes in behind…” Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) celebrates its sister city relationship with Galway, Ireland with the 16th…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Cheering Stations Along Bank of America Chicago Marathon Route

CHICAGO (September 20, 2013) – 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. Stations will have signs in foreign languages, flags and other activities. Committee Cheering Station Locations…

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Slow Food Movement Celebrated with Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Slow Food

CHICAGO (August 21, 2013) – Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) continues its tradition of creating global relationships through cultural connections with Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Slow Food. Chicago food lovers will have the opportunity to dine on a Slow Food feast prepared by a number of renowned Chicago restaurants, including The Gage, Farmhouse, Harrington’s…

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Eighth Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival Comes to Daley Plaza August 5–9

CHICAGO (July 2, 2013) – Celebrating the cultural vibrancy of Chicago’s robust relationships with cities around the world, Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) presents the eighth annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival. A rich variety of authentic ethnic food, merchandise and entertainment will enliven the downtown Loop with the tastes, sights and sounds of Chicago’s…

International Leaders to Explore Intersection of Global Commerce and Culture

Chicago, USA, June 4, 2013 – On Thursday, June 6, 2013 a distinguished group of leaders from the global business, civic and cultural communities will participate in a panel at Baker & McKenzie’s Chicago office focused on “Global Commerce and Culture: A Powerful Combination.” Jointly hosted by Baker & McKenzie, Chicago Sister Cities International and…

Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International Celebrates Russia Day

Events Celebrating National Holiday of the Russian Federation  CHICAGO (May 28, 2013) – Russia Day, which is celebrated on June 12 and commemorates the day when the Russian Parliament formally declared sovereignty over Russia in 1990, stands as a day of pride for the Russian people and as a reminder of the great contributions of…

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Prague School Named for Late Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak

Chicago’s Sister City of Prague Honors Former Mayor  CHICAGO (May  9, 2013) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that a school in the Czech Republic will be named in honor of the late Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak today on the 140th anniversary of his birth. The Anton Cermak School is located in Prague, which has…

Free Theatrical Performance of “Pinocchio, the Story of a Puppet” Celebrates the Classic Italian Children’s Story

Performance in Conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of the Chicago-Milan Sister City Relationship and the “Year of Italian Culture in the United States”   CHICAGO (February 28, 2013) – Pinocchio, the Story of a Puppet  brings the classic children’s story alive by combining literature, theatre, dance and music. It truly represents the essence of ‘made…