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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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Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability Issues Community Conversations Report

The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability held a press conference at City Hall this morning releasing its Community Conversations Report after listening to the concerns of approximately 1,700 Chicago residents about police misconduct and community…

Join Us May 23 for BPI's 2017 Annual Dinner: Getting Real on Police Reform

We hope you’ll join us for our 2017 Annual Dinner on Tuesday, May 23.  Our program will feature a diverse panel of experts who will offer frank views on the difficult and challenging steps…

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