CHICAGO IL — Chicago Post Offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of the federal holiday marking the birthday of Civil Rights Movement champion Martin Luther King Jr. His official birthday is Jan. 15. The holiday is commonly referred to as Martin Luther King Day. There will not be any mail delivery or retail service on January 15. All services resume on Tuesday, January 16. Post Offices will be open regularly scheduled hours on January 16.
Customers who wish to purchase stamps, mail packages, or ship urgent letters or packages on January 15 may use the Self Service Kiosks available at select post offices. The ATM-like kiosk accepts credit or debit cards only and can handle about 80 percent of typical postal transactions – like weigh packages and dispense postage for Priority Express, Priority, First-Class and Parcel Post mail. Self Service Kiosks are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To obtain the phone number of a specific Post Office, customers may call 1-800-ASK-USPS.
Whether customers are in town or travelling during a holiday weekend, Informed Delivery helps residential customers preview their incoming mail. More than seven million Informed Delivery users who opt-in to receive email notifications can now view their mail in their daily digest emails and also see tracking information about the expected delivery of their packages. Also, users are able to track package deliveries, leave delivery instructions and schedule redelivery from the online Informed Delivery dashboard. More information is available at informeddelivery.usps.com.
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