USPS National and Illinois News

News from the United States Postal Service and from Illinois Postal Districts.

USPS Extending Saturday Hours to Apply for a Passport in May
CHICAGO IL — The Postal Service makes obtaining a new passport or renewing your old one an easy and convenient experience. Several Chicago Postal Stations will have extended hours each Saturday in May, opening earlier or staying open later in the day for Passports. If your travel plans include visiting any country outside the USA, including Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, Bahamas or Bermuda anytime soon, then you will need a passport. Current regulations state in addition to presenting a valid passport book when returning to the United States by air, you’ll need to present a U.S. passport at land borders...
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Mailbox Improvement Week Arrives in Time for Spring Cleaning
Rockford, IL — The U.S. Postal Service is asking all Rockford area homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 19–25, says Postmaster Kristin Braaksma.
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U.S. Postal Service Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service reported total revenue of $17.5 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 (January 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019), a decrease of $8 million, or essentially flat, compared to the same quarter last year.
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U.S. Postal Service Honors Battleship USS Missouri with a Forever Stamp
The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the USS Missouri (BB-63) with a Forever stamp. The famed American battleship is being honored to coincide with the 75th anniversary of her commissioning on June 11, 1944. The battleship was affectionately nicknamed “Mighty Mo,” and had one of the most historic roles during World War II. On Sept. 2, 1945, military officials from the Allied powers and imperial Japan convened on her deck and signed the documents confirming Japan’s surrender and ending the war.
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Springfield Post Office Asks Community to Stamp Out Hunger
SPRINGFIELD, IL —With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – the nation’s largest single-day food drive – on Saturday, May 11.
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Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive Saturday, May 11
Chicago IL – The 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), will be held on Saturday, May 11.
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U.S. Postal Service to Dedicate Petty Officer Second Class Logan S. Palmer Post Office Building
Dedication ceremony for Petty Officer Second Class Logan S. Palmer Post Office Building.
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Postal Service Honors Vera Bradley and Vital Proteins at the National Postal Forum
INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) today recognized area mailers Vera Bradley and Vital Proteins for innovation and industry best practices, two out of 14 companies total nationwide. The awards were presented on the final day of the National Postal Forum, the largest annual trade show in the country for the mailing industry, which was held this year in Indianapolis.
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Frederick Yocum and The Standard Group Receive Next Generation Campaign Grand Champion Award at the National Postal Forum
INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Postal Service has recognized Frederick Yocum and The Standard Group with the Next Generation Campaign Grand Champion Award for their ability to create exceptional and innovative mail campaigns.
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Royal Alliances, Pitney Bowes and Intelisent Honored with Data Driven Excellence Award at the National Postal Forum
INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Postal Service has recognized Royal Alliances, Pitney Bowes and Intelisent with the Data Driven Excellence Award for utilizing the Informed Visibility platform to improve the customer experience. Each company leveraged data to pinpoint areas of opportunity to provide more visibility and identify areas to better target mailings.
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FCA US, TracFone Wireless, Inc. and AT&T Honored with Informed Innovation Award at the National Postal Forum
IINDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Postal Service has recognized FCA US, Tacfone Wireless, Inc. and AT&T with the Informed Innovation Award for their creative efforts using USPS technology.
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USPS is bridging physical, digital worlds to take mail to new heights
INDIANAPOLIS — In her keynote address opening this year’s National Postal Forum, Postmaster General and CEO Megan Brennan highlighted the many new ways the Postal Service and the Mailing and Shipping Industry are bridging physical and digital marketing channels to meet consumer and business needs.
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Browning, IL- Niota, IL-Rockwood, IL- Foley, MO Post Offices temporarily closed
IL-MO – Out of concern for the safety and well-being of our employees and postal customers, and due to the extreme danger with rising waters, the following offices are temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers.
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Letter Carriers' Annual Food Drive Set for May 11 Throughout Nation
IOWA & QUAD CITIES IL — With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
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La Grange and Clarksville Post Office temporarily closed
MO – Out of concern for the safety and well-being of our employees and postal customers, due to the extreme danger the weather is causing to the structure of the LaGrange Post Office, it is temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers.
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Post Office Asks Community to Stamp Out Hunger
Missouri/ Illinois — With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – the nation’s largest single-day food drive – on Saturday, May 11.
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Board of Governors Temporary Emergency Committee to meet May 10
WASHINGTON — The Temporary Emergency Committee (TEC) of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service will meet May 10, 2019 in open session at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, 1 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. The public is welcome to observe the meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET in Cosmopolitan Room A on the third floor. The TEC is expected to discuss the following items:
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Postal Service honors 1950s tennis champ “Little Mo”
DALLAS, TX — The U.S. Postal Service today honored legendary tennis champion Maureen Connolly Brinker (1934–1969) at Southern Methodist University by issuing a Forever stamp graced with the nickname she was known for when she was the best in her sport: “Little Mo.”
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New stamps spotlight the natural beauty of America’s rivers
The U.S. Postal Service issues Wild and Scenic Rivers, stamps that pay tribute to the exceptional streams that run freely through America’s natural landscapes. This pane honors the rivers’ beauty with a dozen Forever stamps, each showcasing a different segment of the Wild and Scenic River System.
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USPS releases dog attack national rankings
BROOKLYN, NY — The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,714 in 2018 — more than 500 fewer than in 2017 and more than 1,000 fewer since 2016. Today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) highlights technology that likely helps to reduce potential attacks while releasing its annual list of cities with the most recorded dog attacks. The organization also highlights safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offers tips to pet owners.
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