To the Editor: Rockford needs our Post Office —don’t send it to Carol Stream

Here we go again with the Post Office and their consolidations and feasibility studies. But now it is outsourcing mail processing out of Rockford.

Does Rockford have so much that it can afford to lose any other business???
Rockford has lost so many businesses and jobs that people have left the Rockford area, which has lowered your status in the state to the third largest city in Illinois.

Let’s talk about the mail processing plant at 5225 Harrison Ave. The Postal Service is doing a feasibility to determine if there is a need for the mail processing here in Rockford or send the mail to Carol Stream, which is 70 miles east of Rockford.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my mail sent to Carol Stream any more than I did when they wanted to send the mail to Palatine. I can tell you from experience as a former postal employee who worked in Rockford as well as Post Offices in northern Illinois. The work ethic in Rockford is totally different; people were trained to help with the mission of moving the mail and getting it to the customers.

The Rockford Post Office has a very good record of getting the incoming and outgoing mail to where it needs to on time. Now that can’t be said the same for Carol Stream. We need to keep the Rockford Postal Service and its good employees here to serve us as customers, who buy stamps and trust our letters and packages with them rather than lose another business and/or employees from Rockford.

Nancy Hill
Retired Postal Employee

From the March 30-April 5, 2011 issue

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