"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.
The U.S. Postal Service is in well-documented dire straits these days.Postal officials are discussing closing locations and downsizing services across the country. In the Chicago area, 14 sites are being contemplated for closure.
Some Illinois residents are worried about the potential closure of hundreds of postal offices in the state.The financially-troubled Postal Service announced Tuesday that it's considering closing more than 1 in 10 of its retail outlets. It will study 3,653 local offices and branches fo
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.