WEST TOWN — Neighborhood mail problems will be the focus of a forum scheduled for Monday night.
The forum is set for 7 p.m. at Pritzker School, 2009 W. Schiller St. Organizers said a representative from the U.S. Postal Service will attend, though the Postal Service did not return calls to confirm its participation.
Previously, USPS officials said the brutal winter weather in Chicago contributed to mail issues in West Town. Mail was delivered late at night, if at all, and some packages never arrived, neighbors complained.
"I get the wrong mail all the time. I get mail for people who live 12 blocks away," said Steve Niketopoulos of Ukrainian Village. "Things show up missing. Boxes are broken. We see the issues all the time."
Niketopoulos said USPS officials told him that staff quitting or becoming injured on the job are part of the problem with mail service in the area.
Niketopoulus helped organize Monday's meeting and said USPS officials agreed to send a representative.
"In this case, it was really confusing for everyone on how to fix the mail problem," Niketopoulos said. "They were curious as to what the issues were and what people had to say."
A community Facebook page about Monday's meeting describes it as a forum "to help us get perspective on what the USPS has to go through in order to get us the mail, and how to help them solve delivery problems" primarily in the 60622 ZIP code.
The posting said there will be a limited time for asking questions, but "We will try to make sure everyone gets their story submitted to USPS either in person or in writing."