CHICAGO | U.S. Postal Service officials say be sure to double check what time local branches are open if you need to mail any items close to the holidays.
All Chicago area offices, stations and branches will be open on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, but some will have only limited hours.
In Chicago, stations and branches will open at regular times and close at noon, except for the main post office downtown. It will close at 5 p.m.
In suburban Chicago, many offices will open at regular times and close at 3 p.m. Those include branches in Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Dolton, Harvey, Hazel Crest and Matteson.
Offices also will post their revised hours.