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

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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Chicago 8th Nationwide for Dog Bite Attacks in 2018
CHICAGO — Chicago had one less dog bite attack to letter carriers in 2018 but is still in the top 10 nationwide with 37 dog attacks last year, according to the U.S. Postal Service’s annual list of cities with the most recorded dog attacks.
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Springfield Post Office Delivers Important Message About Dog Bites
Springfield, IL — They walk the streets everyday delivering America’s mail, and during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 14-20, Springfield letter carriers want to deliver a special message to the community about working together to avoid the cost and pain of dog bites.
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High tech help to curb local mail carrier dog bites
Missouri and Illinois —The number of U.S. Postal Service 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. But, for local Postal Service officials and mail carriers, one bite is one too many and new tools continue to be unleashed to help reduce dog attacks in the area.
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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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High tech helps to curb local mail carrier dog bites
DES MOINES, IA - The number of U.S. Postal Service 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. But, for local Postal Service officials and mail carriers, one bite is one too many and new tools continue to be unleashed to help reduce dog attacks in the area.
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Downtown Post Office to Accept Tax Returns until Midnight April 15
CHICAGO, IL —The Chicago Downtown Post Office will make it quick, easy and convenient for last-minute tax filers by accepting tax returns until midnight Monday, April 15 at the Cardiss Collins facility at 433 W. Harrison Street.
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New stamps feature Post Office murals
PIGGOTT, AR — Post Office lobby artwork painted in the 1930s and 1940s was celebrated today with the issuance of the Post Office Murals Forever stamps. The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the stamps today during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Piggott Main Post Office in Piggott, AR. The public is asked to share the news on social media using the hashtags #PostOfficeMurals and #MuralStamps.
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U.S. Postal Service Delivers Important Message About Dog Bites
ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN — They walk the streets everyday delivering America’s mail, and during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 14-20, letter carriers want to deliver a special message to the community about working together to avoid the cost and pain of dog bites.
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USPS salutes ‘Prince of Soul’ Marvin Gaye
LOS ANGELES — On what would have been Marvin Gaye’s 80th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service today honored the music legend with the dedication of a new commemorative Forever stamp during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Greek Theatre, where he once performed.
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Mail Goes Digital with Informed Delivery
ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN — Whether it’s a card, a bill, or a special letter, the U.S. Postal Service has a feature that allows you to see what is coming to your mailbox — anytime, anywhere — even while traveling. Informed Delivery is on the cutting edge of communication trends by helping people manage their mail and make the most of it.
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USPS announces upcoming stamp dedications
Additional information about the availability of these stamps and first-day-of-issue events will be provided at a later date.
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USPS issues postcard stamps featuring coral reefs
WASHINGTON — Celebrate the beauty and wonder of coral reefs with four new postcard stamps from the U.S. Postal Service. The Coral Reefs stamps will be available nationwide March 29 in Post Offices and online at the Postal Store.
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New stamps celebrate 50th anniversary of first moon landing
WASHINGTON — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, the U.S. Postal Service is pleased to reveal two stamp designs commemorating that historic milestone. Additional details are coming about the date, time and location for the first-day-of issue ceremony.
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A Fresh Take on Patriotic Stamps
CHICAGO IL — The Postal Service is issuing a Star Ribbon Forever stamp with a First Day of Issue ceremony on Friday, March 22 in Oakbrook Terrace 60181. The ceremony will take place at the ASDA Midwest Postage Stamp Show at the Holiday Inn Chicago Oakbrook located at 17W350 22nd Street in Oakbrook Terrace. The Star Ribbon Forever stamp will be dedicated at 11 a.m.
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USPS to issue “Little Mo” stamp to honor 1950s tennis champ
The U.S. Postal Service honors the legacy of the extraordinary tennis champion Maureen Connolly Brinker (1934–1969) with the issuance of the “Little Mo” Forever stamp. The first-day-of-issue event is free and open to the public. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtags #LittleMoStamp and #TennisStamps.
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USPS reveals additional stamps for 2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today announced three additional stamp subjects for 2019. More details, including dates and locations for the first-day-of-issue ceremonies, will be coming soon.
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U.S. Postal Service Promotes National Consumer Protection Week
Missouri/Illinois — National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) runs March 3 to March 9, 2019. This year, the focus is on veterans as the U. S. Postal Inspection Service and the AARP Fraud Watch Network continue to promote Operation Protect Veterans, a joint national campaign that highlights vet-related scams and fraud schemes.
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A Fresh Take on Patriotic Stamps
U.S. Postal Service to Dedicate Star Ribbon Forever Stamp
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