For a Just Society


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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Kindergarten Readiness and Early Learning Survey Results in Altgled-Riverdale

In 2012, BPI launched an early childhood learning initiative in Chicago's Altgeld Gardens/Riverdale community in partnership with a coalition of some 30 diverse organizations, including schools, churches, community organizations, community...

Honoring Ida B. Wells with Chicago’s first monument to an African American Woman

Ida B. Wells fought for black civil rights and women’s rights, and crusaded against lynching during a particularly cruel time in American history.  Born into slavery in 1862 in Mississippi,...
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