Many Chicagoland Area Post Offices Remain Open Late on Monday to Accommodate Last Minute Filers

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from United States Postal Service

    CHICAGO, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Even with an extra day, millions of
 Americans will wait until the very last moment to file their tax returns.
 This year, returns are due on Monday, April 16, a day later than usual.  To
 accommodate last minute filers, hundreds of larger local post offices are open
 later than usual and many are open until midnight.
     Customers who find themselves waiting until the last minute will find
 themselves in abundant company.  Some 40 million tax forms will be filed on
 April 16.
      To accommodate last minute filers, the Postal Service is offering full
 window service to its Chicago metro area customers until midnight on Monday,
 April 16.  If needed, regular postage, Express Mail, Priority Mail, certified
 and registered mail services can be obtained at the following city and
 north/south/west suburban locations:
 
     *  AMC O'Hare                       11600 W. Irving Park Rd.
                                         (retail windows)
     *  Arlington Heights                909 W. Euclid
     *  Bensenville Library              200 S. Church Rd.
                                         postage/postmarking
     *  Calumet City                     1200 Ring Rd.
     *  Carol Stream                     550 E. Fullerton Ave.
     *  Cardiss Collins                  433 W. Harrison St., 2nd floor
                                         IRS representative 5-10 pm
                                         Collections on Canal St.
     *  Chicago Lawn Station             6037 S. Kedzie Ave.
     *  Clearing Station                 5645 S. Archer Ave.
     *  Downers Grove                    920 Curtiss St.
     *  Evanston                         1101 Davis St.
     *  Evergreen Park Station           9359 S. Kedzie Ave.
     *  Graceland Finance Station        3024 N. Ashland Ave.
     *  Grand Crossing Postal Store      7715 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
     *  Harwood Heights Branch           7101 W. Gunnison Ave.
     *  Irving Park Station              3319 N. Cicero Ave.
     *  LaGrange                         121 W. Hillgrove Ave.
     *  Libertyville                     1520 Artaius
     *  Lincoln Park Postal Store        2405 N. Sheffield Ave.
     *  Naperville                       1750 W. Ogden Ave.
     *  Plainfield                       14855 S. New Van Dyke Rd.
     *  Rockford                         5225 Harrison and
     *  Rockford Park Branch             1702 Windsor Rd.
     *  Skokie                           4950 Madison St.
     *  Schaumburg                       450 W. Schaumburg Rd.
     *  Uptown Station                   4850 N. Broadway St.
     *  Vernon Hills                     675 E. Lakeview Pky.
     *  Westmont                         5707 S. Cass Ave.
     *  Wheaton                          122 N. Wheaton
 
     Suburban post offices with full retail services that are open until 8 p.m.
 are:
 
     *  Des Plaines                      1000 E. Oakton
     *  Mundelein                        435 E Hawley St.
     *  Palatine                         440 W. Colfax
     *  St. Charles                      1405 W. Main St.
 
     Suburban locations with full retail services that are open until 7 p.m. :
 
     *  Elgin                            66 Grove Ct.
     *  Mt. Prospect                     300 W. Central Ave.
     *  Northbrook                       2460 Dundee Rd.
     *  Oak Park                         901 Lake St.
     *  Streamwood                       115 E. Irving Park Rd.
     *  Villa Park                       1415 S. Ardmore
     *  Waconda                          539 W Liberty
 
     The following city stations are open on Sunday, April 15th from 9 a.m.
 until 2 p.m.:
 
     *  Cardiss Collins                  433 W. Harrison St.
     *  Ft. Dearborn                     540 N. Dearborn St.
     *  Granceland Finance Station       3024 N. Ashland Ave.
     *  Grand Crossing Postal Store      7715 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
 
     Finally, to further assist taxpayers, the Postal Service suggests the
 following tax time mailing tips:
 
     * Why spend more than 34-cents when sending tax returns?  The IRS
       recognizes the inexpensive First-Class letter postmark as proof that
       tax return was mailed on time.
 
     * Affix sufficient postage.  Once ounce is 34-cents; each additional
       up to 13 ounces costs an additional 21-cents.
 
     * If you use a non-IRS labeled envelope, make sure you have the proper IRS
       address.  Also, put your return address in the upper left-hand corner.
 
     * Double-check postage.  Weigh any return that feels heavier than one
       once.  Tax agencies do not accept postage due mail; tax returns bearing
       insufficient postage will be returned-meaning taxpayers may be penalized
       for filing late tax returns.
 
     CONTACT:  Judy Winiarz of the U.S. Postal Service, 312-699-5606
 
 

SOURCE United States Postal Service
    CHICAGO, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Even with an extra day, millions of
 Americans will wait until the very last moment to file their tax returns.
 This year, returns are due on Monday, April 16, a day later than usual.  To
 accommodate last minute filers, hundreds of larger local post offices are open
 later than usual and many are open until midnight.
     Customers who find themselves waiting until the last minute will find
 themselves in abundant company.  Some 40 million tax forms will be filed on
 April 16.
      To accommodate last minute filers, the Postal Service is offering full
 window service to its Chicago metro area customers until midnight on Monday,
 April 16.  If needed, regular postage, Express Mail, Priority Mail, certified
 and registered mail services can be obtained at the following city and
 north/south/west suburban locations:
 
     *  AMC O'Hare                       11600 W. Irving Park Rd.
                                         (retail windows)
     *  Arlington Heights                909 W. Euclid
     *  Bensenville Library              200 S. Church Rd.
                                         postage/postmarking
     *  Calumet City                     1200 Ring Rd.
     *  Carol Stream                     550 E. Fullerton Ave.
     *  Cardiss Collins                  433 W. Harrison St., 2nd floor
                                         IRS representative 5-10 pm
                                         Collections on Canal St.
     *  Chicago Lawn Station             6037 S. Kedzie Ave.
     *  Clearing Station                 5645 S. Archer Ave.
     *  Downers Grove                    920 Curtiss St.
     *  Evanston                         1101 Davis St.
     *  Evergreen Park Station           9359 S. Kedzie Ave.
     *  Graceland Finance Station        3024 N. Ashland Ave.
     *  Grand Crossing Postal Store      7715 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
     *  Harwood Heights Branch           7101 W. Gunnison Ave.
     *  Irving Park Station              3319 N. Cicero Ave.
     *  LaGrange                         121 W. Hillgrove Ave.
     *  Libertyville                     1520 Artaius
     *  Lincoln Park Postal Store        2405 N. Sheffield Ave.
     *  Naperville                       1750 W. Ogden Ave.
     *  Plainfield                       14855 S. New Van Dyke Rd.
     *  Rockford                         5225 Harrison and
     *  Rockford Park Branch             1702 Windsor Rd.
     *  Skokie                           4950 Madison St.
     *  Schaumburg                       450 W. Schaumburg Rd.
     *  Uptown Station                   4850 N. Broadway St.
     *  Vernon Hills                     675 E. Lakeview Pky.
     *  Westmont                         5707 S. Cass Ave.
     *  Wheaton                          122 N. Wheaton
 
     Suburban post offices with full retail services that are open until 8 p.m.
 are:
 
     *  Des Plaines                      1000 E. Oakton
     *  Mundelein                        435 E Hawley St.
     *  Palatine                         440 W. Colfax
     *  St. Charles                      1405 W. Main St.
 
     Suburban locations with full retail services that are open until 7 p.m. :
 
     *  Elgin                            66 Grove Ct.
     *  Mt. Prospect                     300 W. Central Ave.
     *  Northbrook                       2460 Dundee Rd.
     *  Oak Park                         901 Lake St.
     *  Streamwood                       115 E. Irving Park Rd.
     *  Villa Park                       1415 S. Ardmore
     *  Waconda                          539 W Liberty
 
     The following city stations are open on Sunday, April 15th from 9 a.m.
 until 2 p.m.:
 
     *  Cardiss Collins                  433 W. Harrison St.
     *  Ft. Dearborn                     540 N. Dearborn St.
     *  Granceland Finance Station       3024 N. Ashland Ave.
     *  Grand Crossing Postal Store      7715 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
 
     Finally, to further assist taxpayers, the Postal Service suggests the
 following tax time mailing tips:
 
     * Why spend more than 34-cents when sending tax returns?  The IRS
       recognizes the inexpensive First-Class letter postmark as proof that
       tax return was mailed on time.
 
     * Affix sufficient postage.  Once ounce is 34-cents; each additional
       up to 13 ounces costs an additional 21-cents.
 
     * If you use a non-IRS labeled envelope, make sure you have the proper IRS
       address.  Also, put your return address in the upper left-hand corner.
 
     * Double-check postage.  Weigh any return that feels heavier than one
       once.  Tax agencies do not accept postage due mail; tax returns bearing
       insufficient postage will be returned-meaning taxpayers may be penalized
       for filing late tax returns.
 
     CONTACT:  Judy Winiarz of the U.S. Postal Service, 312-699-5606
 
 SOURCE  United States Postal Service