Hull House organization shutting down

01/25/2012 10:00 PM

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Jane Addams Hull House, the charitable organization founded on the Near West Side, announced last week that itís shutting down.

According to Crainís Chicago Business, the organization is closing after more than 120 years because they ďcanít make the math work,Ē Crainís quoted Hull Houseís board chairman Stephen Saunders as saying.

The organization serves roughly 14,000 people. Some of the organizationís services may be picked up by the Chicago Housing Authority, and others may be picked up by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services, the article said.

The announcement has no affect on the original Hull House at 800 S. Halsted St., which is maintained by the University of Illinois at Chicago as a museum.

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