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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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Meet Hillary Chutter-Ames, BPI's Newest Skadden Fellow

Hometown: South Hero, VT Education: JD 2019, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, BA in Russian and Political Science, Middlebury College Areas of Interest: The legal issues that interest me most concern civil rights, particularly in the context of criminal justice…
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BPI Brings Innovation in Pre-K to Kindergarten Transitions

For over four years, BPI, in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools Office of Early Childhood Education (OECE), has supported a community-wide approach to strengthening children’s transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten via the Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten Transitions Project (PKTP).  Not only does the program…
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BPI seeks an ambitious, talented, and visionary leader as our new Executive Director. Click here for more information.

Recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

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