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Sister City Committees Cheer on Runners at Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Gothenburg, Hamburg, Osaka, Paris and Vilnius Committees of Chicago Sister Cities International joined with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 11, 2015. The Birmingham, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Mexico City and Paris…

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Deputy Mayor Koch Welcomes Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Mr. Linas Linkevičius

Deputy Mayor Steve Koch welcomed Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius to Chicago on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Foreign Minister Linkevičius and Deputy Mayor Koch met to discuss strengthening ties between Chicago and Lithuania in business and community. Deputy Mayor Koch congratulated Foreign Minister Linkevicius and Consul General Marijus Gudynas on the 90th anniversary of the…

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CSCI Staff Member Ieva Dilyte Recognized by Lithuanian Government

CSCI Manager of International Programs, Ieva Dilyte, was officially recognized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, for her work in strengthening the sister city relationship between Vilnius and Chicago and for promoting Lithuania in Chicago on October 14, 2014. Photo, from left to right: Darius Skusevičius, Adviser to the Minister of…

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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…

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Stanley Balzekas Receives Lithuanian Diplomacy Star

Chair of the Vilnius Committee of CSCI Stanley Balzekas received the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star for his work in promoting Lithuania’s name and preserving Lithuanian culture. The award was presented to Mr. Balzekas by Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on February 18. The evening event celebrated the 96th anniversary of…

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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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Delegation from Vilnius Visits Chicago

A delegation from Vilnius visited Chicago from April 19–24, 2013. Jaroslavas Narkevicius, Vice-Chairman of the Lithuanian Parliament; Jaroslav Kaminski, Deputy Mayor of Vilnius; and Miroslavas Monkevicius of the Vilnius City Council were co-hosted on their visit by the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania and met with members of the Lithuanian and Polish communities…