CHICAGO
02/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

57 Area Washington Mutual Branches Closing

JPMorgan Chase plans to close 57 Washington Mutual branches in the Chicago area by March 24 as part of its recent acquisition of the failed thrift that has 117 branches here.

Chase, which along with Bank of America is one of the market's two biggest banks, has 327 Chicago-area branches, so it'll have 387 branches in the Chicago area after the consolidation with WaMu.

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