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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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Vacant Building Ordinances: Strategies for Confronting Vacant Building Challenges

Vacant Building Ordinances—A New Guide for Municipalities

To help the many Chicago-region communities grappling with myriad problems posed by vacant and abandoned buildings as well as new foreclosure filings, BPI and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus have released...
Vince Warren

You're Invited: BPI's 2016 Annual Dinner is May 11

“The time to act against injustice is always now.” Mark your calendar now for BPI's Annual Dinner featuring Vince Warren, a powerful national voice for social justice and Executive Director of the...
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