Kaneville board reacts to cut in post office hours

By on November 23, 2012

by David Maas
KANEVILLE—Kaneville Village Board trustee Pat Hill on Nov. 15 gave an update to the board regarding the reduction in window hours for the village’s post office.

“We had the meeting (on Nov. 1), but they basically shot us down,” she said.

As a result, the Kaneville Post Office will operate from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

Hill said the hour reduction can go into effect anytime after Jan. 1., but the exact date is still unknown.

Despite the announcement at the post office meeting earlier this month, Kaneville isn’t going to give up trying to get those hours back.

“I don’t know if there is much we can do, but we’re trying everything we can. This (reduction) is the first step in closing the post office,” Hill said.

The village is handing out flyers to residents as a way to explain the situation and urge them to write their representatives.

“We need to encourage everyone to buy stamps at our post office,” Interim Village President Rick Peck said, “We need to show them that we use it, that we need it.”