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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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Thanks to all who attended BPI's Annual Dinner

We are grateful to all our friends and supporters who attended our 2017 Annual Dinner! Photos and video coming soon! 2017 ARTS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AWARD Hamilton: An American Musical BPI was pleased…

Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability Issues Community Conversations Report

The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) held a March 22 press conference at City Hall  releasing its Community Conversations Report after listening to the concerns of approximately 1,700 Chicago residents about police misconduct…

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