USPS National and Illinois News

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

USPS to dedicate Year of the Boar Forever stamp
Bright pink peach blossoms highlight the 2019 Year of the Boar stamp, the 12th and final stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The Year of the Boar begins Feb. 5, 2019, and ends on Jan. 24, 2020.
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USPS to dedicate Hearts Blossom Forever stamp
Twelve colorful hearts visually expressing love’s joyful, bountiful nature illustrate the first Forever stamp issued in 2019 and will be revealed by the U.S. Postal Service during a first-day-of-issue ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.
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U.S. Postal Service Highlights Safety Tips to Pet Owners
ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN — The Postal Service is ready to deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday season plus more than 900 million packages. The Postal Service wants to ensure each customer receives their mail in a timely and efficient manner and also keep its letter carriers safe.
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Post Offices Will Be Closed Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
WASHINGTON — Post Offices nationwide will be closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume after the holidays on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
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Post Offices Will Be Closed Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
WASHINGTON — Post Offices nationwide will be closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume after the holidays on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
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Las oficinas de correos cerrarán el martes 25 de diciembre, día de Navidad, y el martes 1 de enero de 2019, día de Año Nuevo
WASHINGTON — Las oficinas de correos de todo el país cerrarán el martes 25 de diciembre, día de Navidad, y el martes 1 de enero de 2019, día de Año Nuevo. Todas las oficinas de correos abrirán y la entrega de correo se reanudará normalmente después de las fiestas, los días 26 de diciembre y 2 de enero.
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Mail Call for Overseas Military, Diplomatic Service Members
ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN – Thousands of men and women in the nation’s diplomatic corps and in the military will be serving abroad during the holidays and the mail is a great way to stay connected with them by sending them cards, letters, presents and care packages for the festive season.
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Honoring President Bush
President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning throughout the United States and has called on the American people to pay homage to the memory of former President George H.W. Bush on that day.
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Rockford Post Office to Deliver Early in the Morning, Later in the Day, and Seven Days a Week During the Holidays
ROCKFORD, IL — With the holidays in full swing, the Postal Service is delivering more cards, letters, and packages every day. This means our customers will start to see postal employees delivering packages earlier in the morning, later in the day, and on Sundays.
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U.S. Postal Service Governors Appoint Inspector General
WASHINGTON – The Governors of the U.S. Postal Service today announced the appointment of Tammy L. Whitcomb as the third Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service.
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Postal Service Mailing Deadlines
CHICAGO — No matter when you buy your holiday gifts, you can relax knowing the U.S. Postal Service will get your packages to their destination this holiday season.
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Postal Service Asks to Please Clear Snow and Ice
ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN — With the recent blizzard blanketing the surrounding areas, the Postal Service is reminding customers to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes, to help letter carriers deliver the mail.
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El programa Cartas DE Santa del Servicio Postal de los Estados Unidos proporciona una respuesta personalizada de Santa a la carta de su hijo
WASHINGTON -- Sí, Virginia, Santa Claus existe, y el Servicio Postal de los Estados Unidos puede ayudarlo a comprobarlo cuando Santa responde a la carta de su hijo -incluso con un sello postal del Polo Norte.
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U.S. Postal Service Letters FROM Santa Program Provides Santa’s Personalized Response to Your Child’s Letter
WASHINGTON — Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus — and the U.S. Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter — complete with a North Pole postmark.
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USPS, APWU negotiations extended
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) have agreed to further extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. Although the contract with the APWU expired at midnight Thursday, September 20, 2018, the Postal Service and the APWU have mutually decided to extend negotiations to
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USPS announces 2019 Forever stamps
WASHINGTON — In the spirit of the coming new year, the U.S. Postal Service today revealed several of the new Forever stamps and other stamps to be issued in 2019.
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Cyber Monday Shenanigans? We’ll Deliver Them!
WASHINGTON — Are you a Black Friday shopper or Cyber Monday shopper? Maybe you shop throughout the holiday season. No matter when you buy your holiday gifts, you can relax knowing the U.S. Postal Service will get your packages to their destination this holiday season.
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Postal Service Asks to Please Clear Snow and Ice
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Mail Goes Digital with Informed Delivery
ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN — Whether it is a card from Grandma, a bill, or a special surprise package, 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. So before you head over the river or through the woods for holiday time this year, be sure to sign up and see for yourself.
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It’s a Hiring Spree: Postal Service Looking For Help
More than 1,100 positions are available, apply online
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The PCC is a postal-sponsored organization. The mission of the PCC Program is to:

  • 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
  • Help PCC industry members and their organizations grow and develop professionally through focused educational programs.