USPS National and Illinois News

News from USPS National and USPS Great Lakes Area.
01/21/2020 06:00
This spreadsheet provides details on the Post Office/ZIP Code entry changes for Postal Bulletin issue 1/30/2020.
Post Office/ZIP Code Entries for Postal Bulletin 1/30/2020
01/21/2020 08:00
The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the beauty of Wild Orchids with stamps of flowers that grow in the United States. The stamp art highlights photos taken by photographer Jim Fowler. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamps.
USPS to issue Wild Orchids Forever stamps in February
01/17/2020 10:15
In February 2020, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Let’s Celebrate! stamp for any joyous occasion. Whether celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, a new job or retirement, this stamp will help mark the occasion.
A New Stamp to Celebrate
01/17/2020 08:51
Wisconsin/Illinois — On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, the U.S. Postal Service will observe the federal holiday marking the birthday of civil rights movement champion Martin Luther King Jr. There will be no mail delivery, however, a limited number of Lakeland District Post Offices will be open for full retail lobby service, including passport applications.
Postal Schedule for Martin Luther King Day Holiday
01/16/2020 12:37
CHICAGO IL — Chicago Post Offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of the federal holiday marking the birthday of Civil Rights Movement champion Martin Luther King Jr. His official birthday is Jan. 15. The holiday is commonly referred to as Martin Luther King Day. There will not be any mail delivery or retail service on January 20. All services resume on Tuesday, January 21. Post Offices will be open regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, January 18.
Chicago Post Offices Closed January 20 in Observance of Martin Luther King Holiday
01/15/2020 12:58
ILLINOIS, IOWA, MINNESOTA & WISCONSIN — It takes more than a few flakes to deter letter carriers from making their appointed rounds throughout the Midwest and Upper Midwest. “But, if we cannot reach your mailbox, we cannot deliver your mail,” said Kristy Anderson, Strategic Communications Specialist.
Shoveling? Remember the mailbox!
01/15/2020 06:33
The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate a stamp honoring golfer Arnold Palmer (1929–2016), who rose from humble beginnings to become a champion.
Golfer Arnold Palmer to be honored with Forever stamp
01/11/2020 08:38
MONTEREY PARK, CA — The U.S. Postal Service today marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year by issuing a new Forever stamp celebrating the Year of the Rat. The stamp was dedicated during opening ceremonies of the Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the nation. The public is asked to share news of the stamp using the hashtag #LunarNewYear.
New Year, New Stamp
01/06/2020 11:40
WASHINGTON – The Governors of the United States Postal Service are conducting a thorough, nationwide search for a successor to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, who announced her intent to retire effective Jan. 31, 2020. To facilitate the search and transition process, the Postmaster General has agreed to delay her retirement date.
Postmaster General agrees to delay retirement
12/20/2019 11:30
Chicago, IL — The U.S. Postal Service will be hiring employees in the coming months for temporary and career positions to work at one of the mail processing facilities in the Chicago area or a delivery unit.
USPS is Hiring
12/20/2019 10:25
CHICAGO — This week is the busiest mailing and delivery week of the Holiday season. The U.S. Postal Service expects to process and deliver nearly 2.5 billion pieces of mail, including packages, this week alone.
Time Running Out, Use Priority Mail Express by Monday, December 23