WBEZ | old Chicago post office http://www.wbez.org/tags/old-chicago-post-office Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Illinoisans worry over possible postal closings http://www.wbez.org/story/illinoisans-worry-over-possible-postal-closings-89703 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-July/2011-07-27/3928098266_6f15a70f3f.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Some Illinois residents are worried about the&nbsp;potential closure of hundreds of postal offices in the state.</p><p>The financially-troubled Postal Service announced Tuesday that&nbsp;it's considering closing more than 1 in 10 of its retail outlets.&nbsp;It will study 3,653 local offices and branches for possible&nbsp;closing.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>More than 200 offices in Illinois are on the list, including 14&nbsp;around the Chicago area.&nbsp;</p><p>Gloria Mallett lives in the city's Englewood neighborhood and&nbsp;relies on the postal office several times a month to mail bills.&nbsp;She tells The Chicago Tribune that a closure would leave her with&nbsp;no options.</p><p>The post office in the central Illinois community of Bartonville&nbsp;is on the list. Village Board member Leon Ricca tells the (Peoria)&nbsp;Journal Star that a closing would affect the local economy.</p></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/illinoisans-worry-over-possible-postal-closings-89703 Developer's plans for old post office is a tall order http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-22/developers-plans-old-post-office-tall-order-89506 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-22/324326225_26d076a968_z.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Watch out Willis Tower--there may be a new contender for Chicago’s tallest building. British developer Bill Davies has revealed plans to build a 2,00-foot skyscraper at the site of Chicago’s old post office. The complex overlooking the Eisenhower Expressway has its own architectural chops, including a Beaux Arts-inspired lobby. But the new development isn’t a done deal yet. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/lee-bey" target="_blank">Lee Bey</a> blogs about architecture at <a href="http://www.wbez.org/" target="_blank">wbez.org</a>; he joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to discuss the plans.</p><p><em>Music Button:&nbsp; DJ Matt Warren spins Bebel Gilberto's "O Caminho" with live violin accompaniment by Katarina Visnevska</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-22/developers-plans-old-post-office-tall-order-89506