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JWT/Chicago set to lock its doors for last time

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The end is nigh. It's still almost incomprehensible to think it's over, but sources report that the remaining few sorry souls holding down the fort at JWT/Chicago will lock the doors of the agency's offices in the Merchandise Mart for the last time on June 1. Since the announcement from on high last month that the Chicago shop is shutting down for good, most of the weeping and handwringing about the storied agency's demise has been happening at a hastily-organized Web site, www.ripjwt. There also have been plenty of recollections, virtual hugs, humor and outpourings of compassion at that site among current and former staffers at JWT/Chicago. And that's about all that will be left of the shop come next month. We just wonder who's going to wind up with the very arty -- and no doubt expensive -- chairs gracing the agency's entrance foyer.

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