Chicago Heights Post Office Resumes Mail Delivery in Ford Heights, Illinois

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from United States Postal Service

    CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent gang activity in
 Ford Heights, Illinois resulted in a temporary suspension of mail delivery to
 portions of one route on Thursday, March 29 through Monday, April 2.  During
 that time period, residents were asked to bring identification to pick up
 their mail from the Chicago Heights post office located at 1333 Westend
 Avenue.  Mail delivery to the affected area will resume on Tuesday, April 3,
 with police escort.
     The affected area includes:  the 1000 block of Berkley; 1600 block of
 Greenwood; 1000-1200 blocks of Lexington Circle; 1000-1200 blocks of E. 11th
 Street; and, the 1000 block of E. 17th Street.
     "We are currently working with the Ford Heights Mayor, the local police
 department and the Chicago Housing Authority to provide a safe centralized
 neighborhood location where we can set up post office boxes for the customers
 on route 23," said Postmaster Mary Gordon.  "In doing so, we will insure the
 safety of our mail carrier and timely delivery of the mail," Gordon added.
     If anyone has questions, they should contact the Chicago Heights
 postmaster at 708-754-2277 for more information.
 
 

SOURCE United States Postal Service
    CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent gang activity in
 Ford Heights, Illinois resulted in a temporary suspension of mail delivery to
 portions of one route on Thursday, March 29 through Monday, April 2.  During
 that time period, residents were asked to bring identification to pick up
 their mail from the Chicago Heights post office located at 1333 Westend
 Avenue.  Mail delivery to the affected area will resume on Tuesday, April 3,
 with police escort.
     The affected area includes:  the 1000 block of Berkley; 1600 block of
 Greenwood; 1000-1200 blocks of Lexington Circle; 1000-1200 blocks of E. 11th
 Street; and, the 1000 block of E. 17th Street.
     "We are currently working with the Ford Heights Mayor, the local police
 department and the Chicago Housing Authority to provide a safe centralized
 neighborhood location where we can set up post office boxes for the customers
 on route 23," said Postmaster Mary Gordon.  "In doing so, we will insure the
 safety of our mail carrier and timely delivery of the mail," Gordon added.
     If anyone has questions, they should contact the Chicago Heights
 postmaster at 708-754-2277 for more information.
 
 SOURCE  United States Postal Service