WBEZ's Odette Yousef heard from local residents worried about losing their local post office. Now, we turn to the letter carriers. Officials at the Chicago Post Office said they were not planning to lay off postal workers; instead, they will be reassigned.
"The U.S. Postal Service said Tuesday that it lost $5.1 billion in the past year." — Associated PressHow the U.S. Postal Service can make up the $5.1 billion it lost this year: • Raise price of stamps to $5.1 billion for one year.
Post offices around Chicago are bracing for major cutbacks. The United States Postal Service is planning to close more than 2,000 post offices around the country.Mark Reynolds is a spokesman for the U-S Postal Service in Chicago.