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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

Dick Durbin

Durbin: Congress Wants To Stop Post Office Cutbacks

Members of Congress want to keep the U.S. Post Office from the deep cutbacks it’s proposing — and they will have six months to figure out how.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Letters To Santa from needy Chicagoans at Chicago's main post office, 433 W. Harrison. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Post Office Seeks More Help Answering Letters To Santa

The Chicago post office says 8,000 letters to Santa are in the lobby of the main postal facility on Harrison Street, waiting to be answered in time for Christmas.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Post Office

Postal Service Confirms Cuts That Will Slow Mail Down

If you still mail a check to pay your bills, it’s going to take longer for them to get where they’re going starting in January.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

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

Looming Postal Cuts Could Eliminate Next-Day Mail

With bankruptcy looming over the U.S. Postal Service, it’s possible that next-day delivery will no longer be an option.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2011

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 Wants Its Tubs, Pallets Back

The U.S. Postal Service says, if you’ve got mail tubs or pallets that you shouldn’t have, please bring them back, no questions asked.


Hundreds of postal workers and local residents gathered at the Thompson Center on Sept. 27, 2011, for a rally against plans to close 3,700 post offices nationwide. (Credit: CBS)

Postal Workers Rally Against Plans To Close Thousands Of Offices

A raucous crowd of postal workers braved the chilly drizzle at the Thompson Center on Tuesday protest the proposed closing of 3,700 branches across the country.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk, Durbin: Plan Needed To Keep Postal Service Going

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he expects Congress to do what is necessary to keep the mail coming, through sleet and snow.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2011

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

Post Office Considering Closure Of 13 Area Locations

Chicago and the suburbs will both feel it if the U.S. Postal Service goes ahead with plans to close about 10% of its post offices.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2011

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Mail Carrier Robbed At Gunpoint On South Side

A U.S. Mail carrier was robbed at gunpoint Saturday afternoon on the South Side.


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

South Shore Post Office To Close In Cost-Cutting Move

A small post office in the South Shore neighborhood is the only one in the Chicago area slated to shut down amid hundreds of planned post office closings nationally in the coming months.


Holiday Mail

Busiest Day For Post Offices

This is the busiest day of the year for post offices all across the country.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2010