Chicago Has The Worst Mail Delivery In The US

Mail Acceptance

My congressman, Danny Davis, when he isn’t busy being a lapdog to Reverend Sun Moon in crazy Moonie ceremonies, is planning to run for mayor of Chicago. I don’t think he’d be a very good mayor, actually. Congressman Davis has been on the awkwardly named standing committee United States House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Post Office, and the District of Columbia for years, even been its Chairman for a while, and Chicago’s mail is still the worst in the nation.

The audit found that first-class mail sent between Chicago ZIP codes made it to the correct address the next day 91 percent of the time. The cities that fared best in the audit had deliver rates of around 97 percent. The audit was for mail delivered between June and September of last year.

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Chicago), who heads a congressional subcommittee that oversees the Postal Service, said he has urged officials to do whatever they can to fix the delivery problems in Chicago.

(click to continue reading Chicago Has The Worst Mail Delivery In The US – The Consumerist.)

Doesn’t bode well for Congressman Davis’ ability to improve Chicago’s infrastructure, or be an effective mayor for that matter. When I moved to Chicago in the mid-90s, Chicago mail was a national joke1. Well, fifteen years later, Chicago USPS is still a joke.

  1. remember reading a long article in the New Yorker about it back then, but am too lazy to locate it at the moment []

3 thoughts on “Chicago Has The Worst Mail Delivery In The US

  1. Jim Mruk says:

    The story you mention was published in March of 2007. Mail delivery in Chicago has improved significantly since then. Just last Sunday the Sun-Times published a follow-up to its 2007 story. The headline was: Mail delivery gets stamp of approval after Sun-Times report. Here’s the link to the story —,CST-NWS-mail07.article.

    Jim Mruk — US Postal Service

  2. Jim, in my experience, Chicago mail is a horrible now as it ever was. I haven’t noticed any changes.

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