The U.S. Postal Service will deliver packages in the Chicago area on the two Sundays before Christmas, officials said Friday.
Most stations will make the package deliveries this Sunday and Dec. 22, according to the postal service. The stations will also deliver packages before the regularly scheduled mail during the week.
The postal service said package volume has “exceeded even the most optimistic projections this holiday season,” citing a 6 percent increase nationally in fiscal year 2013. Holiday deliveries are up 12 percent over last year, according to postal service spokesman Mark Reynolds.
Reynolds said it is the first time in recent memory the postal service will deliver packages on Sunday in the Chicago area.
Stations on the West Side that serve the city ZIP codes 60612, 60624, 60644 and 60651 will not participate in Sunday package delivery, according to the postal service.