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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

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

Former Mail Carrier Admits Stealing $275K In Charity Donations

A former mail carrier has pleaded guilty to stealing $275,000 in donations that had been mailed to a charity on his route in west suburban Berwyn.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

A woman mails a package as the Christmas deadline looms. (CBS)

Postal Service: Online Filing Has Shrunken The Tax Day Rush

The tax filing deadline has arrived, and the U.S. Postal Service is gearing up for the usual last-minute filing rush.

WBBM Newsradio–04/17/2012

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

Postal Service To Close Gary Processing Center

The U.S. Postal Service is preparing to close its mail processing center in Gary, Ind., in a move that will cut about 156 jobs in the area.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring legendary Chicago publisher John H. Johnson. (U.S. Postal Service)

Publisher John H. Johnson Honored With Postal Stamp

Former Mayor Richard Daley looked vibrant and chipper in his first public appearance since the funeral for his late wife, Maggie Daley, last November, as he helped honor Ebony and Jet magazine publisher John H. Johnson, who was commemorated with a postal stamp on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

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)

Days Appear Numbered For East Aurora Postal Facility

Those who use a west suburban postal facility are preparing for what seems to be the inevitable.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

A woman mails a package as the Christmas deadline looms. (CBS)

Busiest Day Of The Year At The Post Office

If you’re heading out to the post office today to mail your Christmas cards, expect some big lines; the U.S. Postal Service expects Monday to be the busiest mailing day of the year, with more than 1.7 million cards mailed in Chicago alone.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

Santa Letter

Letters To Santa Piling Up At Post Office

Letters to Santa are piling up at Chicago’s Main Post Office, waiting for an attentive helper to answer them.

WBBM Newsradio–12/18/2011

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