Proposed USPS cuts could close 2 local facilities

September 16, 2011 6:55:10 AM PDT
The United States Postal Service is looking to make more cuts, and they could include two processing centers in the Chicago area.

One center is in Aurora, and 520 people work there. The other facility is near O'Hare Airport, and it employs 600 people. In all, 250 processing centers around the country are being considered for closure.

Others in Illinois are facilities in Bloomington, Carbondale, Centralia, Effingham, Quincy, Rockford and Springfield.

The postal service also wants to end overnight delivery of letters and postcards.