The U.S. Postal service has announced that the mail process center in Rockford will be closing in the near future as they plan to consolidate operations.
The outgoing mail will go to Carol Stream in the future while incoming mail will be handled in Palatine.
The postal service is looking at a savings of 10.5 millions dollars with the consolidation.
The changes will begin this summer and should be completed by the end of 2013.
The Postal Service along plans to close mail process centers in Bloomington, Quincy, Carbondale, and Centralia.
The operations will be handled in Springfield, Bloomington, Peoria, and Champaign.
A major reason behind the decision is that the Postal Service has seen a decline of 25 percent in 1st Class Mail volume since 2006.