Some Chicagoans to get new ZIP code

Some Chicagoans to get new ZIP code

There are 33 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 24, 2008, titled Some Chicagoans to get new ZIP code. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Some Chicagoans living in the ZIP code area of 60622 and 60610 will be assigned new ZIP codes that will be effective in July, The Chicago District of the U.S. Postal Service reported.

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JML

San Jose, CA

#23 Apr 25, 2008
The 60642 ZIP code used to be assigned to the Village of Evergreen Park many years ago. E.P.'s new ZIP code is 60805.

I don't know the exact reason it was changed or when -- but I do know that there was some confusion when it was assigned 60642. Some people thought that E.P. was a part of Chicago (a neighborhood like Mt. Greenwood or Beverly) when it was not. Evergreen Park was incorporated as a village in 1893.
John NS

United States

#26 Apr 25, 2008
The curious part of all this is the fact that the actual area (i.e. land mass) is not expanding. The areas included still fit inside the same grid that has been here a long time. The only physical change is that some address may now have more condos or apartments located on the same lot. These situations were resolved in the past with the addition of the floor # or front/back , etc to the address.
Treffly Coin

Monee, IL

#27 Apr 25, 2008
Dewey Cox wrote:
Does anybody remember the "good old days" of no zip codes, or only a two digit zone code? Back when the Post Office still knew how to read?
Still bitching!! Not surprised though!!!!
Rodolfo

New York, NY

#28 Apr 25, 2008
Another question that people should be asking is will the change to a new zip code increase/decrease car insurance rates? Technically they should remain the same given that people are not moving into a new zip code but are being assigned one. A professional insurance agent shoud better able to answer this question.
Empty mailbox

Chicago, IL

#29 Apr 25, 2008
Vinny wrote:
I've one the people affected by this change. I have lived in River North for the past six years. The mail service has been pretty non-existent the entire time. We get our mail delivered around 6:30 pm. This change is going to be a disaster because according to the notice I received yesterday, the post office said only to alert "friends and family". They claim everyone else will have it changed automatically. I don't see how my magazine subscriptions, etc will "automatically know". The bottom line is the area has grown and the post office is too lazy or cheap to hire enough bodies to deal with it. Another service in the city that sucks and will continue to get worse.
Ha - at least you received a notice. The first I heard of this was seeing the article this morning. I guess it's too much to ask for the post office to deliver these notices to its customers here in "Ft. Dearborn," wherever that is ...
Zippy

Darien, IL

#30 Apr 25, 2008
I live at the edge of the city. My zipcode was changed about a decade ago. I still receive mail directed to my old zipcode. It takes an extra day or two.
Evan

United States

#32 Apr 25, 2008
The ability of Tribune forum posters to find excuses to bash Daley, Blagojevich, and Stroger continues to astonish me.

If it really irks you, just move to Plainfield already. We won't miss ya.
SCSnake

United States

#33 Apr 25, 2008
Dewey Cox wrote:
Does anybody remember the "good old days" of no zip codes, or only a two digit zone code? Back when the Post Office still knew how to read?
Mine was 17
Vinny

Chicago, IL

#35 Apr 25, 2008
Evan wrote:
The ability of Tribune forum posters to find excuses to bash Daley, Blagojevich, and Stroger continues to astonish me.
If it really irks you, just move to Plainfield already. We won't miss ya.
Uhh..that's because we all have to pay for you to keep your's and other non-qualified employees working for the city, county and state. We don't have the luxury of knowing someone to get a job that pays $85,000 just to sit and do nothing. If you were one of the taxpayers getting royally screwed because of these yahoo's, you would be bitching up a storm as well.
Trudyann

Vernon Hills, IL

#37 Apr 25, 2008
Vulture Breath wrote:
The people losing the sexy 60610 zipcode are NOT going to be happy! Just like the people who get the unsexy 224 area code....
According to the boundaries described in the article, the only people who are going to lose the "sexy" 60610 zip code are poor people west of Ashland. They're so busy dealing with the day-to-day that I don't think they're going to care.

Since: Oct 07

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#39 Apr 25, 2008
Dewey Cox wrote:
Does anybody remember the "good old days" of no zip codes, or only a two digit zone code? Back when the Post Office still knew how to read?
I'd like to start in 36. Then move to 24. I'd end up in 35.
JML

San Jose, CA

#40 Apr 25, 2008
matty wrote:
Where the heck is Fort Dearborn? I mean I know the actual Fort on Michigan Ave, but not a the neighborhood.
I think that's the Fort Dearborn Post Office building located at 540 N. Dearborn St.(60610).
Megan

Hammond, IN

#42 Apr 28, 2008
I live in "sexy" 60610 and am changing to 60654 - it's everyone south of Chicago Avenue. That includes some posh-er residences like The Caravel, Farallon, Sexton, etc. There are some pissed off people in my building. I don't care as long as my mail still gets to where it needs to go. The only bummer is that I just got moving announcements printed with the OLD zip code :(

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