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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.

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Congrats to Former BPI Intern Michael Janusek on Receiving the 2014 Kale Williams Award!

Michael Janusek - 2013 summer intern with BPI - and Risa Visina have been named as recipients of the 2014 Kale Williams Award for Exceptional Work in Promoting Human Rights...
Andrew Papachristos

Yale Professor Andrew Papachristos Explores Chicago's Social Networks

In a lecture at Loyola University Chicago on March 13th, 2014, Center for Urban Research (CURL) alum and current Yale professor Andrew Papachristos explored how understanding the growing field of...
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