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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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Attention Public Policy and Law Students: Apply Soon for a 2018 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship

Deadline to apply for the 2018 Fellowship is October 13, 2017  Each fall, BPI hires a recent law or policy school graduate to become a Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow for a two-year term, beginning…

BPI welcomes Senior Education Associate Artishia Hunter

BPI is pleased to welcome Artishia Hunter to our staff as Senior Education Associate. Prior to joining BPI, Artishia was Director of the Evanston Community Foundation’s Two Generative Initiative—a three-way partnership among ECF,…

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