Jan. 13, 2022

Chicago Area Post Offices Closed January 17 in Observance of Martin Luther King Holiday

CHICAGO IL — Chicago area Post Offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 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 17.  All services resume on Tuesday, January 18. Post Offices will be open regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, January 15.

Customers who wish to purchase stamps, mail packages, or ship urgent letters or packages on January 17 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 Chicago locations, go to usps.com then click on “Quick Tools” and select, “Find USPS Locations.”   Under “Location Types” pick “Self-Service Kiosks” and type in Chicago Illinois or a zipcode and it will bring up those locations.

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 can 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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