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Two Chicago-Area Post Offices Among USPS Closings

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 25, 2011 4:00PM

2011_1_25_USPS.jpg The U.S. Postal Service announced the closings of 2,000 post offices across the country yesterday and the greater Chicago area is getting hit with the loss of two stations. The stations slated to close are at 2148 E. 71st St. on the Southeast side, and 5325 W. 5th Ave. in Gary, IN.

There is no timetable for the closings at this time. The Postal Service is looking at another 16,000 post offices — half of the post offices in the country — that are operating in the red in their attempts to cut losses. Last year, the Postal Service posted a loss of $8.5 billion.