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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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2018 Summer Interns Wanted

Interested in the public interest?  BPI is seeking exceptional undergraduate, law school and graduate policy school student interns who want to make a difference and gain valuable, hands-on experience working on compelling…

After years of planning, Lathrop redevelopment begins

BPI was pleased to attend the Oct. 10 groundbreaking celebration of the redevelopment of Lathrop Homes, an effort that has involved many years of planning. The first phase of construction of the mixed-income…

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