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Hull House closes after more than 120 years

Employees hug near a photograph of Jane Addams while leaving the now-closed Hull House on Friday. The Chicago social services organization founded more than 120 years ago by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Jane Addams, closed Friday after running out of money. (By The Associated Press)
Employees hug near a photograph of Jane Addams while leaving the now-closed Hull House on Friday. The Chicago social services organization founded more than 120 years ago by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Jane Addams, closed Friday after running out of money. (By The Associated Press)
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Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:03 am
CHICAGO – Hull House, the Chicago social services organization founded more than 120 years ago by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, closed Friday after running out of money.

The agency said the poor economy resulted in more demand for its services but also made it harder to raise money to cover its costs. Hull House has been providing child care, job training, housing assistance and other services for 60,000 people a year in the Chicago area.

The agency had announced plans to close in the spring, but Friday’s shutdown was unexpected, striking some 300 employees with a devastating and unexpected blow. They received layoff notices and final paychecks and then spent the day packing their belongings and saying tearful good-byes. Many said they were startled to learn their insurance ended almost two weeks ago.

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