Post Offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Day

No mail delivery or retail service

information provided by the United States Postal Service

LANSING, Ill. (January 18, 2019) – On Monday, January 21, 2019, the U.S. Postal Service will observe the federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. (His official birthday is January 15.) The holiday is commonly referred to as Martin Luther King Day or MLK Day. All Post Offices in Illinois will be closed and there will be no mail delivery or retail service on this day.

However, customers are welcome to drop their mail in blue street collection boxes, so it can be processed early the next day. “We want to advise anyone with stamped or metered mail ready for delivery to drop this mail into a blue collection box instead of waiting to do so the following day,” said District Manager Tangela Bush. “This also applies to our business customers, many who will still be open during the holiday. We want to get a quick start on processing their mail.”

And for customers depositing mail on Tuesday, January 22, Bush advises they drop their mail no later than 3:00pm in order to get it processed sooner. “On your way to work or school is the best time to drop the mail at the Post Office or blue collection box,” adds Bush. “The earlier in the day we receive the mail, the sooner we can send it on its way to its destination.”

Post Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 22, with full mail delivery and retail service.

The Lansing, Illinois, post office is located at 18125 Roy Street.

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