Thanks to all who attended BPI’s Annual Dinner

Posted on May 24th, 2017

We are grateful to all our friends and supporters who attended our 2017 Annual Dinner! Photos and video coming soon! 2017 ARTS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AWARD Hamilton: An American Musical BPI was pleased…

Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability Issues Community Conversations Report

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) held a March 22 press conference at City Hall  releasing its Community Conversations Report after listening to the concerns of approximately 1,700 Chicago residents about police misconduct…

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

Posted on March 14th, 2017

The evidence is compelling: The Chicago Police Department is in urgent need of reform. While the problems are clear, the path to solutions is filled with controversy. Please  join us for a frank…

New City Building Code Relief Will Increase Supply of Affordable Housing and Reduce Neighborhood Blight

Posted on February 28th, 2017

One impediment to developing affordable housing in Chicago has been the City’s antiquated building code, portions of which haven’t kept pace with improvements in building techniques and materials. As a result, it…

Chicago Police Department and Oversight System in Urgent Need of Reform

Posted on February 13th, 2017

In the last nine months, two reports have been issued detailing far-reaching problems within the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the police oversight system. In April, the Police Accountability Task Force, in which BPI…

Meet Nora Mahlberg, Skadden Fellow

Posted on February 14th, 2017

Hometown: Madison, WI Education: BA Carleton College; JD Harvard Law School Why she applied for a Skadden Fellowship at BPI: Most of my work prior to and during law school involved providing assistance…

Significant improvements slated for Altgeld Gardens in 2017

Posted on February 2nd, 2017

Some two years after CHA and BPI reached a legal agreement, CHA is poised to begin more significant development of new and renovated community facilities in Altgeld Gardens.  In addition to the…

Summer Interns Wanted

Posted on January 31st, 2017

Attention law and policy students:  Make a difference this summer!  BPI is looking for summer interns to work on projects related to criminal justice reform, housing, and education.  While there are no…

Early Learning Coalition Brings Science Enrichment to Altgeld-Riverdale Kids

Posted on December 19th, 2016

Each month, first, second, and third graders from Aldridge Elementary in the Altgeld-Riverdale community board a bus bound for Kids Science Labs in the South Loop for an hour of discovery and…

BPI and CHA Reach Agreement on Replacing Lathrop Public Housing Units

Posted on December 16th, 2016

The Chicago Housing Authority and BPI reached an agreement in federal court Thursday that calls for CHA to develop on Chicago’s North Side 525 family public housing units that will not be…

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