USPS National and Illinois News

News from USPS National and USPS Great Lakes Area.
01/18/2019 13:30
ILLINOIS — On Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the U.S. Postal Service will observe the federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. His official birthday is Jan. 15. The holiday is commonly referred to as Martin Luther King Day or MLK Day. All Post Offices in Illinois will be closed and there will be no mail delivery or retail service on this day.
Post Offices Will Be Closed For Martin Luther King Day
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01/18/2019 12:55
CHICAGO IL — Chicago Post Offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 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 21. All services resume on Tuesday, January 22. Post Offices will be open regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, January 19.
Chicago Post Offices Closed January 21 in Observance of Martin Luther King Holiday
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01/17/2019 13:58
Missouri/Illinois — Freezing temperatures, snow and ice signal the start of the winter season throughout Missouri and Illinois. The U.S. Postal Service is asking customers to please help our letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.
Postal Service Asks Customers to Please Clear Snow and Ice
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01/17/2019 13:57
ILLINOIS/MISSOURI — On Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the U.S. Postal Service will observe the federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. His official birthday is Jan. 15. The holiday is commonly referred to as Martin Luther King Day or MLK Day. All Post Offices in Illinois and Wisconsin will be closed and there will be no mail delivery or retail service on this day.
Post Offices Will Be Closed For Martin Luther King Day
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01/17/2019 11:31
HOUSTON — Bright pink peach blossoms highlight the 2019 Year of the Boar Forever stamp, the 12th and final stamp in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the stamps today during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Chinese Community Center in Houston, TX. The public is asked to share the news of the stamp using the hashtag #LunarNewYear.
USPS celebrates Lunar New Year with Year of the Boar Forever stamp
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01/10/2019 14:48
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — El Servicio Postal Estadounidense celebra la energía del amor con la más reciente estampilla de la popular serie Love (amor), la estampilla Hearts Blossom Forever (florecimiento eterno de los corazones).
Celebra el amor con la estampilla Hearts Blossom
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01/10/2019 08:59
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the joys of love with the latest stamp in the popular Love series, the Hearts Blossom Forever stamp.
Celebrate love with the Hearts Blossom Forever stamp
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01/09/2019 13:51
The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the beauty of cactus flowers with 10 new stamp designs. The first-day-of-issue event for the Cactus Flowers Forever stamps is free and open to the public.
Celebrating Unexpected Beauty
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01/09/2019 11:45
CHICAGO IL — Postal Service passport facilities continue to provide services to customers as normal during the federal government shutdown including 33 USPS locations in Chicago. The U.S. State Department is still processing passport applications, the agency announced last week. Processing times remain 4-6 weeks for routine service and 2-3 weeks for expedited service.
USPS Passport Services Still Available During Shutdown
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12/26/2018 13:37
The 42nd stamp in the Black Heritage series honors Gregory Hines, whose unique style of tap dancing injected new artistry and excitement into a traditional American form. A versatile performer who danced, acted and sang on Broadway, television and in movies, Hines developed the entertainment traditions of tap into an art form for a younger generation and is credited with renewing interest in tap during the 1990s.
New Forever stamp honors legendary entertainer Gregory Hines
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