USPS National and Illinois News

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

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U.S. Postal Service to Dedicate Star Ribbon Forever Stamp
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USPS to dedicate Star Ribbon Forever stamp
HUNTSVILLE, AL — The U.S. Postal Service today commemorated Alabama’s bicentennial and entry as the 22nd state in the union with the unveiling of the Alabama Statehood Forever stamp during the Alabama200 ceremony at Constitution Village Park in Huntsville, AL. News of the stamp is being shared using the hashtags #AlabamaStamp and #Alabama200.
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Postal Service Hosts Job Fair at District Office in Des Moines
The United States Postal Service is holding multiple job fairs to fill numerous positions throughout Iowa and the Quad Cities area of Illinois. Job seekers will be provided access to one-on-one assistance in creating their application and applying on-site. Applicants will learn how to navigate the online application process at www.usps.com/employment. Immediate interview opportunities may be available on site.
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USPS releases Cactus Flowers Forever stamps
MESA, AZ — The U.S. Postal Service showcases hidden beauty with the release of Cactus Flowers Forever stamps.
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Postal Service and Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce to Unveil Latest Lunar New Year Stamp Friday, Feb. 15
CHICAGO — The Postal Service and the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce will unveil the Year of the Boar stamp at a ceremony at Cai Restaurant on Friday, February 15.
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Post Office Closed on February 18th in Observance of Presidents Day 2019
MO/IL — Retail services at the Post Offices will be closed on Monday, February 18th in recognition of Presidents Day. There will be no mail delivery, caller service or Post Office Box service.
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Bedford Park - Post Offices to Close in observance of Presidents Day
BEDFOD PARK, IL — The Postal Service will observe Presidents Day on Monday, February 18, 2019, a federal holiday. All Post Offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery.
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Post Offices to Close in observance of Presidents Day
ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN — The Postal Service will observe Presidents Day on Monday, February 18, 2019, a federal holiday. All Post Offices in Illinois and Wisconsin will be closed and there will be no mail delivery.
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Lucky Thirteen
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – Thirteen Kentuckiana post offices will host a Passport Fair this Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. The convenient Saturday hours are available to assist busy customers planning international travel. Fairs serve customers on a first come, first served basis. No appointments are needed. (There is a limited capacity for acceptance.)
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U.S. Postal Service Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service reported total revenue of $19.7 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018), an increase of $553 million, or 2.9 percent, compared to the same quarter last year.
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Postal Service Informed Delivery Always on Duty
CHICAGO IL — Informed Delivery, a free Postal Service feature, allows residential customers to digitally preview their mail and manage packages scheduled to arrive soon! Informed Delivery allows customers to view greyscale images of the exterior, address side of letter-sized mailpieces and track packages in one convenient location. Images are only provided for letter-sized mailpieces that are processed through USPS' automated equipment.
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U.S. Postal Service will Resume Mail Delivery in Gateway District on Friday, February 1
ILLINOIS/MISSOURI — After a two day service suspension due to extreme weather, mail delivery, collections and pick-up services will resume on Friday, February 1 throughout the Gateway District.
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U.S. Postal Service will Resume Mail Delivery in Lakeland District on Friday, February 1
ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN — After a two day service suspension due to extreme weather; mail delivery, collections and pick-up services will resume on Friday, February 1 throughout the Lakeland District.
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USPS reveals additional stamps for 2019
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today revealed five additional subjects to the 2019 Stamp Program. More details on dates and locations for the first-day-of-issue ceremonies are coming.
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New Forever stamp features dancer, actor Gregory Hines
NEW YORK — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrated the life and legacy of award winning entertainer Gregory Hines when it inducted him as the 42nd honoree in the Black Heritage Stamp series during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at Peter Norton Symphony Space, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
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USPS celebrates Lunar New Year with Year of the Boar Forever stamp
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.
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Celebra el amor con la estampilla Hearts Blossom
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).
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Celebrate love with the Hearts Blossom Forever stamp
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.
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Celebrating Unexpected Beauty
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.
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New Forever stamp honors legendary entertainer Gregory Hines
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.
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  • Promote local cooperation and support and to foster a close working relationship between the U.S. Postal Service and all businesses that use the mail to communicate and interact with their customers;
  • Share information and facilitate the exchange of ideas about new and existing Postal Service products, programs, services, and procedures that affect all businesses that use the mail; and
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