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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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Empowering Inspectors General

The Illinois Constitution dealt Cook County a strange hand. The President of the Cook County Board is elected from the county at large and is designated “chief executive officer of...

Get to know Emily Brown, our 2014 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow!

Emily Brown received a JD cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was Note Editor for the Michigan Journal of Law Reform and Co-Chair of the...
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Recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

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