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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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BPI Urges Gov. Rauner to Sign Automatic Voter Registration Bill

Gov. Rauner has until tomorrow to act on SB250, an automatic voter registration bill which passed the General Assembly in June with broad bipartisan support.  BPI and the Brennan Center...
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Gautreaux Turns 50

Today is an important day for BPI—the 50th anniversary of the filing of the Gautreaux case on August 9, 1966.  Gautreaux resulted in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that...
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