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Chicago-Paris 20th Anniversary Celebration


In 2016, Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and its Paris Committee are proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Chicago and Paris. Then mayors Richard M. Daley of Chicago and Jaques Chirac of Paris signed the sister city agreement between the two cities in September of 1996. Since then, Chicago and Paris have built a strong sister city relationship built on common bonds and celebration of cultures through programs, initiatives and exchanges in multiple areas, including arts and culture, business, education, sports, social services and the sharing of best practices among government officials and departments.

To celebrate this milestone, the Paris Committee of CSCI will present programs from October 7–16, 2016 throughout Chicago. To learn more about the full celebration and a detailed list of event, please visit chicagosistercities.com/ParisAnniversary.

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Leadership:

Committee Co-Chair: Brett August
Committee Co-Chair: David Reithoffer

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    Social Services Conference a Great Success

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    CSCI Cheering Stations at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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    Eurovision Song Contest Viewing Party

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    CSCI at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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