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 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.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will be evaluating whether to close 14 Chicago-area post offices over the next few months because of a lack of revenue. More than 200 offices in Illinois are on a list that includes 3,700 locations nationwide.
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.