CHICAGO (CBS) — Residents from across Chicago have complained about missing or delayed mail.
CBS 2 started investigating more than six months ago. Federal lawmakers from Chicago is also looking into the problem. Several U.S. Representatives are hearing from constituents about missing checks, medicine and no mail for more than a month.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: 2 Rounds Of Severe Storms Possible Sunday
On Thursday, Illinois U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush said it is time for a change in leadership at the post office.READ MORE: At Least 3 Killed, 28 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
“I can only conclude and demand that the Postmaster, Postmaster (Wanda) Prater resign immediately or that she be terminated immediately,” Rush said. “We need a new team at the Chicago Post Office.”MORE NEWS: Woman Dead After Being Stabbed On South Wacker Drive Downtown
When asked about what’s going on, a spokesperson sent CBS 2 a generic statement about a disruption in service because of staff shortages related to the pandemic.