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Mail delivery spotty in Thornton, village officials say

THORNTON | Postal problems have reportedly become a common occurrence in the village.

January 31, 2014 5:00 pm

There are other ways to turn around USPS finances

On the surface, Bernice Grant's June 18 column, "Five-day mail delivery will save USPS $2 billion," reads impressive. Who would not want to save a couple billion dollars?

June 25, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Five-day mail delivery will save USPS $2 billion

GUEST COMMENTARY: Five-day mail delivery will save USPS $2 billion

A recent article regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s proposal to move to five-day delivery of mail and six-day delivery of packages begs clarification.

June 18, 2013 12:00 am
Rallying to keep six-day mail service

Rallying to keep six-day mail service

Indiana state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon speaks Sunday during a rally with about 50 residents and postal service workers from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan at the Highway of Flags Memorial to protect Saturday mail delivery.

June 09, 2013 7:22 pm
Rallying to keep six-day mail service

Rallying to keep six-day mail service

Bob Dugan, of Hammond and a 30-year postal worker, listens Sunday to Rep. Pete Viscloskey's Chief of Staff Mark Lopez during a rally to support Saturday mail delivery that demanded Congress deliver a better plan to strengthen the Postal Service for the future.

June 09, 2013 7:17 pm
Rallying to keep six-day mail service

Rallying to keep six-day mail service

Cathy Bodnar, a postal worker in Highland holds her granddaughter, Katarina Hackett-Parker, 4, of Highland as they rally along with about 50 other residents and postal service workers from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan on Sunday at the Highway of Flags Memorial in an effort to try to protec…

June 09, 2013 7:17 pm

Blame Congress for Postal Service's problems

The U.S. Postal Service is shipping Indiana mail with 463 and 464 ZIP codes back to Bedford Park, Ill. Mail is transported for cancellation and returned to the Gary center for final sorting and distribution. Postal officials insist the consolidation of mail does not delay service.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
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June 03, 2013 12:00 am

Urge your senators to save U.S. Postal Service

The U. S. Postal Service will deliver a letter for 45 cents to any town in America, from remote Alaska towns to Miami, Fla., and all points in-between. A gallon of gas may go up 45 cents in a day. Who do you think Congress plans to slash?

May 07, 2012 12:00 am

Remove prefunding mandate to save Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service is ranked No. 1 in the world, according to an Oxford Strategic Consulting report. Access to services, resource efficiency and universal service make it the world's leading postal service. USPS receives zero taxpayer dollars; it relies on postage stamp sales to fund it…

April 11, 2012 5:29 pm

Post office suffering from a hidden stamp tax

For Joe Jancaric, of Crown Point, the U.S. Postal Service is not part of "wasteful government spending." It relies on revenue from its service — delivering the mail. The post office is owed $81 billion by our treasury for over-assessment by the Office of Personnel Management, which they refu…

March 02, 2012 12:00 am

Dysfunctional Congress is bankrupting Postal Service

The Postal Service has posted profits every year and has not received taxpayer money since 1982. However, since 2007, profits vanish in a $5.5 billion yearly deficit created by 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of Congress.

February 27, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why the Postal Service is facing a financial crisis

The Postal Service has lost $20 billion between 2007 and 2010 and is fast approaching its $15 billion debt limit. Although mail volume is falling, the Internet is not killing the Postal Service, and neither is the weak economy.

January 29, 2012 12:00 am

Visclosky wants Gary mail center off closure list

INDIANAPOLIS | As the U.S. Postal Service looks to cut costs by closing half its mail processing centers nationwide, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, will fight to keep the Gary Processing and Distribution Center open.

December 05, 2011 7:00 pm
Crowd wants postal jobs to stay put

Crowd wants postal jobs to stay put

GARY | A sizable crowd turned out Monday night to hear U.S. Postal Service officials' plans for the Gary mail processing center, and they weren't pleased with what they heard.

November 21, 2011 9:30 pm Photos

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Crowd wants postal jobs to stay put

Crowd wants postal jobs to stay put

Electrical technicians Tim Bennett, left, and Jerry Trapp listen to questions Monday during a public meeting at West Side High School in Gary. They want to stop the U.S. Postal Service from moving their jobs from a processing center in Gary to one in south suburban Bedford Park.

November 21, 2011 9:25 pm
Crowd wants postal jobs to stay put

Crowd wants postal jobs to stay put

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, speaks Monday night against a plan to close a U.S. Postal Service processing center in Gary and move the jobs to a center in south suburban Bedford Park. The congressman attended a meeting at West Side High School in Gary.

November 21, 2011 9:20 pm
Crowd wants postal jobs to stay put

Crowd wants postal jobs to stay put

Gary Mayor-elect Karen Freeman-Wilson addresses a panel from the United States Postal Service during a hearing Monday on a plan to close Gary's mail processing center.

November 21, 2011 9:20 pm

Start sending letters to help Postal Service

In regard to the U.S. Postal Service, if everybody in the U.S. would mail a letter or a greeting card once a week, it would help a little. People are e-mailing and using paying bills online.

October 23, 2011 12:00 am

Did you know all this about U.S. Postal Service?

I read Larry Stanley's letter about the postal service. Did you know that UPS and Fed Ex use the Postal Service because there are many rural and small towns they do not deliver to?

October 18, 2011 12:00 am
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