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WELCOME

Dear Friends of Chicago Sister Cities International:

I welcome you to Chicago Sister Cities International's website.

Since its inception, Sister Cities has built bridges between the people of Chicago and our international neighbors to achieve greater mutual understanding and to strengthen our civic, economic and cultural ties. Through people-to-people programs and cultural exchanges, we have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all our communities.

Chicago has always been a city of immigrants and we are proud of our city’s diversity – an attribute that has afforded the establishment of a Sister City presence in nearly every region of the world. In today’s increasingly global society, Chicago looks forward to continuing to strengthen and expand our international partnerships. I invite you to explore the Chicago Sister Cities website to learn more about the various ways we are bringing Chicago to the world, and the world to Chicago.

Sincerely,
Samuel Scott III
Chairman of the Board

NEWS
KYIV: Oleksandr Popov, Head, Kyiv City State Administration & Delegation from Kyiv 11/28/2012

The Kyiv Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, with support from the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) in Washington, D.C., will host Oleksandr Popov, Head of Kyiv City State Administration, and a high level Ukrainian government delegation, in Chicago between the 2nd and 4th of December 2012. The major delegation from Ukraine visiting Chicago includes: Oleksandr Popov, Head [...]

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GOTHENBURG: Annette Seaberg Receives Order of the Polar Star 11/15/2012

On Saturday, November 10 at the Swedish American Museum’s Gold Ball, Annette Seaberg, member of the Gothenburg Committee of CSCI, was given the Order of the Polar Star. Awarded by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the Order of the Polar Star is a Swedish order of chivalry created by King Frederick I of [...]

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CORPORATE PARTNERS
Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined.  Boeing is committed is collaboratively working with Chicago Sister Cities to collaboratively reach the goals of our committees and communities by promoting global business opportunities created by the CSCIP network. 

One of the largest carriers in the U.S., United operates more than 3,400 flights a day to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations. Chicago Sister Cities International Program and United work closely together to arrange options for travel between Chicago’s Sister Cities and provide other programs and services to benefit CSCIP committees and communities.  

 
SISTER CITIES EVENTS


PARIS: French Wine Tasting Fundraiser 1/10/2013

Hosted by the Paris Social Services Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International to raise funds for their Winter 2013 Paris – Chicago Social Service Exchange, in which social service professionals from Paris will participate in a week-long immersion into Chicago’s social service networks.
A raffle will be held with a number of prizes, including: a Sofitel [...]

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PRAGUE: Ryba’s Czech Christmas Mass 12/14/2012

Blending musicians and choristers from the church choir with those of Czech, Slovak and Moravian heritage, the Prague Committee of CSCI and First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, with the generous support of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, are joining in support of the Czech Christmas Mass performance. Less than one-hour [...]

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Kyiv-Chicago Sisters Cities Way 11/30/2012

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Winter Series 12/6/2012

The first American company to do so, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago presents its premiere production of Casi-Casa by Swedish master choreographer Mats Ek. Joining this eloquent work of subtle drama are Aszure Barton’s spellbinding, elegant Untouched and two short works by Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo.
Four performances only at the Harris Theater for Music [...]

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48th Chicago International Film Festival 10/11/2012

For nearly half a century, the Chicago International Film Festival has brought an exciting selection of bold, new work from around the globe to Chicago. The Festival prides itself on championing young filmmakers and daring visions, and also in presenting the latest from the masters of world cinema.
For more information on screenings and tickets, visit [...]

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LUCERNE: Swiss Cheering Station at the Chicago Marathon 10/7/2012

Join the Lucerne Committee of CSCI and members of the Swiss community in supporting the Swiss Runners at the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Bring Swiss flags, cow bells, Hopp Schwiiz, Allez la Suisse, Forza Svizzera signs and other cheering gadgets to support the Swiss Runners!
When: Sunday, October 7, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to [...]

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