More than 200 Illinois post offices are on the possible chopping block as the postal service looks to save money. According to the USPS, it's not a done deal yet. They're conducting studies across the state to determine which of the offices should be closed. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says a physical post office is no longer necessary for customers to take care of their postal needs.
Among the post offices in the Regional Radio listening area at risk of being closed are Tovey, Rosamond, Palmer, Ohlman, and Oconee.
Donahoe says many of them are taking care of their needs online, on their smart phones, or at their local shopping centers. Donahoe says the Postal Service of the future will be quote, "smaller, leaner and more competitive."