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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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New Panel on School Funding Reform: A Move in the Right Direction

BPI Executive Director Hoy McConnell was quoted earlier this week in a Cook County Record article about the new Illinois School Funding Reform Commission, saying it was encouraging news.  From the...
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BPI Board Endorses Independent Map Amendment

The Independent Map Amendment, which the BPI Board of Directors has officially endorsed,  has garnered enough signatures to qualify for appearance on the Nov. 8 ballot.  The right to appear...
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