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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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Save the date for BPI's 2015 Annual Dinner

It's time for another enlightening and engaging evening with BPI! Join us for a conversation about some of our most pressing social justice issues with Hollywood producer turned juvenile justice advocate...
Supplemental Complaint against Mayor, members of City Council and City of Chicago.

The Segregation of Public Housing and the Chicago City Council

The following post is the second in our continuing series on the Gautreaux digital archive. This series examines some important moments in the history of the Gautreaux lawsuit and considers...
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