Post Offices open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve; Rockford’s Harrison branch closes at 3:30 p.m. both days
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BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. — All Post Offices throughout the northern Illinois area with 600, 602 and 610, 611 ZIP codes will be open on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31. Most will have shortened retail lobby hours and will close at noon. Mail delivery for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 will be the same as any other Saturday.
The following Post Office retail counters will be open later than noon on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve:
• The Rockford Post Office, 5225 Harrison Ave., Rockford, will close at 3:30 p.m.;
• The Arlington Heights Post Office, 909 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, Ill., will close at 1 p.m.; and
• The Evanston Post Office, 1101 Davis St., Evanston, Ill., will close at 3 p.m.
Each Post Office will post its revised hours of operation for these two days. Commercial customers should check with their Business Mail Entry Units for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 hours of operation.
Customers are encouraged to go online to usps.com or to call 800-ASK-USPS for information about specific Post Offices. In addition, mail should be deposited in blue collection mailboxes before noon for early pickup Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Customers requiring postal services later that day are encouraged to contact their local Postmaster.
In observance of the holidays, Post Offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2. Only Express Mail will be delivered on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day in most major metro areas. Post Offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 3.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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