Chicago post offices facing potential closures and service cuts

September 21, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The U.S. Postal Service is looking at options to cut costs, including closing several post offices across the country.

The U.S. Postal Service clearly faced a severe cash flow problem - what wasn’t so clear was how to solve it. In an effort to reduce costs, more than 3,000 post offices have been considered for closure nationwide, including 14 in and around Chicago. But Eight Forty-Eight wondered how the public felt about the potential plans. To find out, Eight Forty-Eight visited two of the post offices targeted for closure: the Haymarket station at Clinton and Lake streets and the Chinatown station.

Then, for more details from within the U.S. Postal Service, host Alison Cuddy was joined by Mark Reynolds, the Chicago District spokesperson for USPS, and Mack Julion, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Branch 11 in Chicago.

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