Business and Professional People for the Public Interest Records

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1938-2007
Extent: 204 Linear Feet
Finding Aid
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Biographical/Historical Note:
The Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPPPI) is a public interest law firm engaged in litigation against police spying, segregation in public housing, industrial pollution, and other issues.

Scope and Content Note:
Working files, including correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, and topical files. Materials include files of attorney Alexander Polikoff on the Gautreaux case against the Chicago Housing Authority for allegedly building subsidized apartments solely in low-income African American neighborhoods and other Chicago housing discrimination cases; files on the case of Jurellene Jordan against the Veterans Administration for allegedly failing to monitor and regulate its Home Guaranty Mortgage program resulting in rapid racial resegregation in the Marquette Park neighborhood of Chicago; and files on efforts to regulate safety at nuclear reactors in Illinois, particularly the Braidwood reactor operated by Commonwealth Edison in Zion, Ill.

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