U.S. Postal Service
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.
Letters to Santa are piling up at Chicago’s Main Post Office, waiting for an attentive helper to answer them.
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.
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.
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.
With bankruptcy looming over the U.S. Postal Service, it’s possible that next-day delivery will no longer be an option.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A U.S. Mail carrier was robbed at gunpoint Saturday afternoon on the South Side.
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.
This is the busiest day of the year for post offices all across the country.