Springfield is excited to welcome the Illinois Sister Cities Association Annual Conference April 6-7, 2018! While you’re in Springfield, make sure to take a little time to explore the sites and sample some fantastic local fare! Book your rooms by March 16 for the conference rate! Registration Hotel Reservations Measures that Matter Workshop  … Read More


Illinois Sister Cities Association P. O. Box 68141 Schaumburg, Illinois 60168       February 16, 2017   ISCA Annual Conference   The ISCA will have its Annual Conference On April 29, 2017   The Conference will be held at the Schaumburg Golf Club in Chandler’s restaurant in the Torrey Pines room. The address is… Read More


NOTE FROM ISCA PRESIDENT   Hello members and friends of the Illinois Sister Cities Association. Hope everyone has had a great summer.  It is August and vacation in full swing and school just around the corner.  High school students are reporting for sports.  The Olympics is wooing us to watch with great swimmers and gymnasts. … Read More


        Friends of the ISCA happy spring to all of you. The weather finally seems to be turning our way.  Blossoms are out and everything is looking green and lush.  Our Annual Meeting in Decatur was fantastic.  The Sister Cities organization of Decatur were gracious hosts of our Annual conference.  They have… Read More


Note from the President February 14, 2016 Our recent Winter Board meeting in Springfield was very exciting and strategic. Sister Cities of Decatur representative Kathy Sorenson presented an overview of the Decatur ISCA Conference being planned for April 8 and 9, 2016. Put it on your Calendar it will be a fabulous event (www.decatursistercities.com). Each… Read More


  The Village of Hanover Park & the Sister Cities Committee present A Celebration of Black History Month   Come hear the amazing story of The Third Root of Black Life in the Americas: How the Power of the African Heritage Influenced Latino and Caribbean Cultures   Program Highlights Musician, historian, and world traveler Cheb… Read More


Note from the President Hello fellow Citizen Diplomats. Sister Cities programs around the State of Illinois are truly amazing.  The Award Committee and the Board were again both awed and appreciative of the great relationships and programs around our state.  The applicants for Illinois Sister Cities of the Year Award and ISCA Champion of Youth… Read More


  May 7, 2015 Fellow Illinois Sister Cities members we had a great Annual Conference in Naperville.  The welcoming spirit, entertainment with great cultural presentations and thoughtful and insightful presentations on Saturday made for a very rewarding conference.  Thank you Naperville for providing a valuable conference experience.   ISCA elected four new Board Members Dennis… Read More


May is here and the ISCA has had a great year. Our Annual Conference was a great success. Naperville was a wonderful Host city and organized a stimulating experience for all attendees. Thank you Naperville Sister Cities for your great Conference. We have new Board members serving three year terms. Janet Kenney from Springfield, Carol… Read More


Our new Board Members are Nancy Devereux, second term Palatine, Janet Kenney, first term Springfield, Dennis Roberts, second term Urbana and Carol Zerkle, first term Springfield.  Welcome new Board Members.   Our new Executive Committee is Paula Randant, President, Mount Prospect; Janet Kenney, Vice-President, Springfield; Carol Zerkle, Secretary, Springfield; Randy Russell, Treasurer, Naperville.   Congratulations and Welcome… Read More


  CONGRATULATIONS  PORTALOO-WATERLOO, BELLEVILLE AND MILLSTADT ON UPCOMING ANNIVERSARIES.   Sister Cities PortaLoo – Waterloo – Partnership – Porta Westfalica, Germany       35th Anniversary of Partnership.  (Established on October 2, 1980)    Belleville Sister Cities, Inc. – Partnership – Paderborn, Germany     25th Anniversary of Partnership   (Established on September 2, 1990)   Millstadt Sister Cities Organization – Partnership – Gross-Bieberau, Hesse Germany      … Read More


Winter 2015 ISCA Presidents Note February 4, 2015 Happy winter to everyone.  We are definitely in the middle of winter. Hope you are all safe and warm. The ISCA is actively working on the Annual Conference in Naperville.  Naperville has a great Sister Cities Program and it will be a great event.  The Conference is… Read More


Sister cities” are a cool, but very odd, concept here in the U.S. Though we’ve heard of them, we’ve always wondered what the heck a sister city really is. According to Sister Cities International, the program was introduced at a White House conference by President Eisenhower in 1956. The idea, according to the Sister Cities… Read More


September 17, 2014 9:15 pm  •  By Jason LiegoisMuscatine City Council MUSCATINE, Iowa — Muscatine Sister Cities The council will discuss and possibly take action on a motion accepting a proposal by the Muscatine Sister Cities organization to set up an International Friendship Park honoring the communities with which Muscatine has Sister City relationships. Muscatine… Read More


A Note from the ISCA President ISCA friends and members I want to thank the city of Urbana and the Urbana Sister Cities organization for hosting the ISCA Annual conference and Annual meeting.  The program of speakers and entertainers was wonderful.  The dancers from the Chinese Heritage Association, the Chai-Town A Capella choir and the… Read More


Thank you Urbana Sister Cities for hosting the Annual ISCA conference.  You have a great city and wonderful program.  We so appreciated the hospitality and generous spirit that your citizens showed to us.  🙂… Read More


Board member Paula Randant and Nancy Devereux socializing with ISCA members at Urbana Conference… Read More


We at the ISCA offer our thanks and appreciation for the service and dedication of our retiring Board Members Dorothy Kucera, Carol Jones and Holly Lazzerini-Mathur.  They offered leadership and service to promote Sister Cities relationships around the world as Citizen Diplomats promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation-one individual, one community at a… Read More


Illinois Sister Cities Association National Volunteer Week RESOLUTION   WHEREAS, April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate those who dedicate their time to be stewards and leaders in our communities through volunteerism; and WHEREAS, President Obama has proclaimed April 6-12, 2014 as National Volunteer Week; and WHEREAS, this year marks the 40th… Read More


ISCA Annual conference will be in Urbana in April.  Go to Annual Conference page to click and register.  Click twice.  Hope to see you there.     https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-isca-annual-conference-tickets-10176806101  … Read More