BPI Scores Victory for Honest Government in State Supreme Court

Posted on December 1st, 2016

In a unanimous opinion, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the authority of Cook County’s Independent Inspector General to investigate possible corruption in the Cook County Assessor’s Office. In 2012 Cook County Independent…

BPI Board Endorses Independent Map Amendment

Posted on July 14th, 2016

The Independent Map Amendment, which the BPI Board of Directors has officially endorsed,  has garnered enough signatures to qualify for appearance on the Nov. 8 ballot.  The right to appear on the…

Moving forward on redeveloping Cabrini Green

Posted on September 30th, 2015

  The Chicago Housing Authority can move forward on redeveloping the remaining Cabrini Green land now that legal settlements have been approved by two federal court judges.  This welcome resolution creates enforceable minimum…

Empowering Inspectors General

Posted on October 16th, 2014

The Illinois Constitution dealt Cook County a strange hand. The President of the Cook County Board is elected from the county at large and is designated “chief executive officer of the county.”…

Knowledge Exchange Recap: Education Reform in Humboldt Park

Posted on August 29th, 2014

Pictured above l-r: Marvin Garcia, Boricua College’s Dr. Raquel Ortiz, former BPI intern Militza Pagán, and Jose Lopez. In August BPI hosted a Knowledge Exchange with Jose Lopez, Executive Director of the…

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