Gunfire halts mail delivery in Chicago neighborhood


“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night” is supposed to keep the U.S. Postal Service from delivering mail door-to-door across the country. But apparently, it draws the line at hail …. a hail of bullets, that is.

According to a Chicago television news report, postal carriers in the Windy City stopped delivering mail to dozens of homes in a particularly dangerous south suburban neighborhood nearly two weeks ago after a morning shooting occurred yards away from a mail carrier.

Residents’ mail is being held at the local post office while officials discuss possible solutions, such as putting a cluster box on a street corner for all of the homes. Guess better police patrols isn’t an option.


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