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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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BPI Announces 2018 Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellows

BPI is pleased to announce the selection of two outstanding 2018 Polikoff–Gautreaux Fellows. Isabel Breit and Marsheda Ewulomi will join our staff in Fall 2018.  Some highlights from their impressive credentials include: Isabel Breit Izzy…

BPI Takes On New Justice Reform Initiatives in 2018

For decades, BPI has worked to strengthen neighborhoods around Chicago and throughout the region.  Our experience leads to an inescapable conclusion:  In its current form, our criminal  justice system is both a…

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