4 postal workers robbed in 2 weeks across Chicago sparks concern

CHICAGO — A string of armed robberies in Chicago involving postal workers has captured the attention of union representatives and Sen. Dick Durbin. Both sides say significant measures are needed to help increase mail carriers’ safety.

The latest incident occurred in broad daylight when two people approached a postal worker in the 2500 block of North Ashland Ave., in Lincoln Park, on Jan. 11 and robbed him at gunpoint.

The news is alarming, says Lincoln Park resident Alex Heffner-Kazlauskas.


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