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Business and Professional People for the Public Interest has served the Chicago region as an independent public interest law and policy center addressing compelling issues of social justice and quality of life for nearly a half century.

BPI lawyers and policy specialists use legal and policy research, advocacy, organizing, litigation and collaboration with nonprofit, business, community and governmental organizations to accomplish our mission.


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Early Learning Coalition Brings Science Enrichment to Altgeld-Riverdale Kids

Each month, first, second, and third graders from Aldridge Elementary in the Altgeld-Riverdale community board a bus bound for Kids Science Labs in the South Loop for an hour of discovery and…


BPI and CHA Reach Agreement on Replacing Lathrop Public Housing Units

The Chicago Housing Authority and BPI reached an agreement in federal court Thursday that calls for CHA to develop on Chicago’s North Side 525 family public housing units that will not be…

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