14 Chicago Post Offices Could Close

USPS plans to close 3,700 offices nationally

By Rosie Powers
|  Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011  |  Updated 12:31 PM CDT
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14 Chicago Post Offices Could Close

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The era of snail mail may be coming to an end -- at a Chicago post office near you.

The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday it plans to close 3,700 post offices nationally, 14 of which could be in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Although mail delivery to homes will not be affected, the USPS will begin looking at other locations for closure with plans to start closings in December. Each office's traffic, revenue and proximity to other USPS offices will be evaluated.

The closures come as a result of increased digital shopping and communication, as the postal service lost $8.5 billion in revenue last year.

The Chicago locations that are being evaluated for closure are:

  • 3639 W. 79th St.
  • 611 W. 63rd St.
  • 956 E. 58th St.
  • 6559 S. Ashland Ave.
  • 2345 S. Wentworth Ave.
  • 168 N. Clinton St.
  • 4222 W. Madison St.
  • 116 S. Western Ave.
  • 324 S. Laramie Ave.
  • 2302 S. Pulaski Road
  • 5001 W. Division St.

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