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Social Services Conference a Great Success

  In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first social services exchange hosted by Chicago, the Social Services Committee of CSCI convened a two-day conference in Chicago on June 9–10. To commemorate this model of cultural collaboration and sharing of best practices, all seven international cities that have participated in past exchanges came together…

Durban Mayoral Delegation Visits Chicago

Cllr. James Nxumalo, Mayor of eThekwini Municipality—which governs Chicago’s sister city of Durban, South Africa—visited Chicago with a delegation from Durban from September 19–24 to take part in the World Routes conference. Next year, the World Routes conference will be held in Durban. On Friday, September 19, the delegation attended a meeting with Mayor Rahm…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Festival

The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival transforms Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants, August 5-9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live cultural…