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State Leaders Oppose USPS Consolidation Plan

Various state leaders have expressed concern and opposition to the United States Postal Service's (USPS) proposed network consolidation plan. While the proposal has good intentions, many politicians feel it would ultimately create unemployment and mail delays for Illinois residents.


State Representative Mike Coffey says that the change would be devastating to central Illinois. 



The current proposal by the USPS would convert 58 Processing and Distribution Centers into Local Mail Processing Centers. This action would redirect Springfield's packages and unprocessed mail to St. Louis, Missouri.


Rep. Coffey and community leaders say they are very concerned about losing local jobs, creating more delays in mail delivery, and the reliability of services to both residents and businesses. One of the biggest concerns is the delivery of medication for those who rely on prompt mail service to maintain their health.

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