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Postal Service Employees Charged With Stealing Drugs At O’Hare

Two U.S. Postal Service employees are facing federal charges of stealing narcotics from packages at a mail center at O’Hare International Airport.

05/13/2015

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Postal Worker Fatally Shot In East Garfield Park

A 27-year-old postal worker getting ready to head to work ends up shot dead.

03/24/2015

A man clears snow from the sidewalk in front of an apartment building on February 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Snow began falling in the city Sunday morning and did not stop until early Monday morning, leaving behind more than 19 inches. It was the fifth largest snowfall in the city's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Postal Service: Shovel Your Sidewalks To Make Sure You Get Your Mail

This weekend really tested the Postal Service creed, but Chicago district spokesman Mark Reynolds said letter carriers can handle the snow (and rain, rain and heat and gloom of night).

02/03/2015

Mail carrier Manny Uy worked as fast as he could in the freezing temperatures. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Polar Chill…

The mail carrier’s creed doesn’t mention anything about subzero temperatures, but it might as well, since Wednesday’s Arctic conditions weren’t staying Chicago area couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

01/07/2015

Mark Sudds (left) and Michael Grassman (right) face felony drug charges after the U.S. Postal Service intercepted a package containing marijuana, which Grassman had shipped to Sudds. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Pair Charged After Postal Service Intercepts Package Stuffed With Pot

A package containing more than 19 pounds of marijuana addressed to 20-year-old Mark A. Sudds was intercepted by the U.S. Postal Service, according to a statement from the DuPage County sheriff’s office. Undercover detectives from the the sheriff’s office then arrested Sudds and another man, 26-year-old Michael Grassman.

01/06/2015

A tray of mails is seen at the United States Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center on December 16, 2013 in San Francisco, California. An estimated 6 million customers are expected to visit post offices nationwide on what the Postal Service anticipates to be the busiest day of the holiday season as they predict to process 607 million pieces of mail, up from the average 545 million pieces. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Monday To Be Busiest Mailing Day Of The Year

According to Postal Service spokeswoman Maureen Marion, more than 640 million pieces of mail will be dropped off at post offices, or put in mailboxes on Monday.

12/15/2014

Lincolnwood firefighters use foam to douse flames after two U.S. Postal Service vans caught fire in Lincolnwood on Aug. 25, 2014 (Credit: Scott Lasker/Network Video Productions)

Officials Conducting Arson Investigation After Post Office Vans Burned

Federal authorities were reviewing surveillance camera footage as part of an arson investigation, after to U.S. Postal Service vans were set ablaze Monday night.

08/26/2014

More than 600 pieces of undelivered mail addressed to the 60659 zip code was found dumped in a trash bin last week. (Credit: Facebook)

Hundreds Of Pieces Of Mail Found Dumped In Trash

The inspector general’s office for the U.S. Postal Service said a resident found the undelivered mail in a trash bin on Thursday near the intersection of Drake and Thorndale.

05/28/2014

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Postal Workers Demonstrate Against USPS Partnership With Staples

Roughly 200 postal workers and supporters picketed Saturday afternoon in front of a suburban Staples store, demonstrating against the postal service partnership with the office supply chain to provide some mail services.

04/05/2014

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some Residents Haven’t Seen Mail Delivery Since Last Week

If you haven’t gotten any mail since Saturday — you’re not alone.

01/09/2014

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Postal Workers Worried About Safety After Dark

Chicago area letter carriers said assaults, robberies, and gunfire have them worried about safety at night.

11/27/2013

US Postal Service Posts 3.5 Billion Dollar Quarterly Loss

Post Office Suspends Service To Area After Carrier Is Attacked

An attack on a Chicago postal carrier has stopped mail delivery in one area of the Logan Square neighborhood.

CBS 2–08/09/2013

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Postal Workers Protest Plan To End Saturday Mail Delivery

More than 200 irate postal workers attended a hastily-arranged rally on Wednesday in Bronzeville, and put their stamp of disapproval on Postmaster General Patrick Donohoe’s plan to eliminate Saturday mail deliveries.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2013

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Postal Service Will Halt Saturday Delivery

It’s the end of an era at the post office.

02/06/2013

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ex-Postal Carrier Gets 2 1/2 Years For Stealing $275K In Charity Donations

A former mailman who figured he needed the money more than “The Servants of Mary” was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison on Tuesday, for stealing mail containing more than $275,000 in charity donations.

12/18/2012

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Post Office Sees Its Busiest Day Of The Year

If you’re headed to the post office today, you could be greeted with some pretty long lines.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2012

One of the thousands of letters sent to Santa Claus every day during the holiday season. The Post Office opens and sorts through those letters to find children and families in need, and offers those letters to volunteers to buy gifts. (Credit: CBS)

Time Running Out For Post Office’s Letters To Santa Program

Time is growing short for people who want to play Santa under a program run by the U.S. Postal Service.

WBBM Newsradio–12/13/2012

A box is weighed for shipping. (Credit: CBS)

What’s The Cheapest Way To Ship Your Holiday Gifts?

‘Tis the season, and we’re all in a rush to get our holiday gifts bought and shipped. That means things are running full speed at shipping facilities like UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.

CBS 2–12/06/2012

One of the thousands of letters sent to Santa Claus every day during the holiday season. The Post Office opens and sorts through those letters to find children and families in need, and offers those letters to volunteers to buy gifts. (Credit: CBS)

Letters To Santa Program Kicks Off At Main Post Office

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, so is one holiday tradition that brings cheer to families in need: the U.S. Post Office’s annual “Operation Letters To Santa” program.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

This is an example of the wrong-color paint jobs that have irked the U.S. Postal Service. (U.S. Postal Service)

Not So Special Delivery: Someone’s Painting Defaced Mailboxes The Wrong Color

The mailboxes start out blue. Then, probably after some graffiti is scrawled on them, someone is painting over them in green or black paint.

08/28/2012

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