July 1, 2021
CHICAGO, IL — Chicago area Post Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independence Day. There will be no mail delivery, caller service or Post Office Box service. All services resume on Tuesday, July 6. Post Offices will be open regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, July 3.
Customers who wish to purchase stamps, mail packages, or ship urgent letters or packages on July 4 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 more information regarding mailing services, customers may call 1-800-ASK-USPS or go to usps.com.
Whether customers are in town or travelling during a holiday weekend, Informed Delivery helps residential customers preview their incoming mail. More than 30 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.
The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.