WBEZ | santa claus http://www.wbez.org/tags/santa-claus Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicagoans read Santa letters, help grant wishes http://www.wbez.org/news/chicagoans-read-santa-letters-help-grant-wishes-104309 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/magma666.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Hundreds of Chicagoans are getting in the holiday spirit by reading letters that local children send to Santa &mdash; then making their wishes come true.</p><p>The U.S. Post Office in Chicago has received more than 12,000 letters at its Operation Santa station and more arrive every day.</p><p>Officials are receiving packages for delivery to some of the letter writers, and are urging Chicagoans to visit the station this week if they want to participate.</p><p>The Operation Santa station is open until Dec. 22 at the Main Post Office downtown. Letters are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.</p><p>Operation Santa has been operating since 1912, when Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock allowed postal employees and citizens to respond to letters.</p></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:16:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicagoans-read-santa-letters-help-grant-wishes-104309