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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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Welcome BPI's Communications and Development Interns

Each summer, BPI is host to a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate student interns who collaborate on projects across our program areas, assisting BPI to advance program priorities. This...

Guacolda Reyes and Adam Gross Named to Mayor's Affordable Housing Task Force

On Monday, July 21, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Ray Suarez (31st ward) announced the creation of an Affordable Housing Task Force. Among the Task Force members--comprised of community leaders,...
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