The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service scraps its Saturday First Class Mail delivery.
It's expected to save $2 billion per year. The change will take effect in August. Not all mail deliveries will be held back. Mail-order drugs, express mail, and packages will still be delivered.
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-17th) issued this statement after hearing the news: "[This] is a blow to communities across... Illinois. I urge congress to come together to find a common sense solution that protects Saturday mail service."
The move comes after the USPS lost a record $16 billion last year.