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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.

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Guacolda Reyes and Adam Gross Named to Mayor's Affordable Housing Task Force

On Monday, July 21, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Ray Suarez (31st ward) announced the creation of an Affordable Housing Task Force. Among the Task Force members--comprised of community leaders,...

Accepting Applications for BPI's Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellows!

BPI created the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship in 1999 to honor Alexander Polikoff, who served as BPI’s Executive Director for 29 years, and Dorothy Gautreaux, pictured at left, the public housing activist...
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Recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

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