Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
Calling the six-days-per-week mail delivery business model “no longer sustainable,” the U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The plan to change delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail. Packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still be delivered on Saturdays. The Lake Zurich Post Office located at 25 Telser Road will remain open on Saturdays. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency required to pre-…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The cost to mail one ounce letter and postcards has increased starting today.
Prices at the post office are higher than ever. Beginning today, the cost to mail a one ounce letter has increased to 46 cents a stamp. That’s up from 45 cents in 2012. Mailing a postcard also costs one penny more at 33 cents. The same increase was imposed in 2012. New Domestic pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products are as follows: What do you think about the post office price increases? Tell us in the comments section.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Purchase price of $700,000 won't increase tax levy burden on township residents.
Ela Township officials are planning for the future as senior, youth, education and community programs continue to grow. Included in those plans is the purchase of the 10,400-square-foot post office building at 380 Surryse Rd. for $700,000. “We have to think of the future as our contracted use of the Foglia YMCA will end at some point,” said Lucy Prouty, township supervisor. Prouty said programs provided by the township such as ‘55 Plus’ and space for the Omni Services will continue to utilize space at the YMCA. “This parcel became available and fits well into our future plans,” Prouty added. The $700,000 price tag for the building won't require any tax levy increase for Ela Township residents. “We have been fiscally responsible and did …