A press release from Congressman Don Manzullo:
Manzullo Responds to USPS Decision to Move Rockford Mail Operations to Chicago Suburbs
[ROCKFORD] – Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to end mail processing operations in Rockford and move the work to Palatine and Carol Stream.
The Rockford sorting center currently serves residents in zip codes beginning with 610 and 611.
“We are saddened that the U.S. Postal Service has decided to end mail processing operations at one of our nation’s most efficient sorting centers in Rockford and move the work to the Chicago suburbs.
“We understand that the USPS is facing severe money shortages and must make difficult cuts, but we are frustrated that the USPS still has not shared with us the data that confirms closing Rockford will save money.
“We continue to seek that data so we can share it with the people of northern Illinois who will be affected by this decision.
“When Postmaster General Pat Donahoe toured the Rockford processing center with me last month, he said all employees who wanted to keep working for the USPS would be offered jobs in the area – albeit in different capacities — if the decision was made to end operations in Rockford.
“He also said he was confident that consolidating Rockford’s operations into Carol Stream and Palatine would allow the USPS to continue overnight delivery service to the region. We will hold the Postmaster General to his statements and monitor the situation closely as the consolidation ensues.”