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Few mail options for Chicago tax procrastinators


Updated: April 15, 2013 9:09AM

Chicagoans who don’t finish their income tax returns until after business hours Monday won’t have many options for mailing in the forms on the April 15 deadline.

The Chicago District of the U.S. Postal Service says only the main post office on West Harrison and Canal streets will be open until midnight. Collectors will line the street to grab returns from last-minute filers.

Other Chicago-area post offices, stations and branches will close at their regular times.

The Chicago district postmaster, Karen Schenck, says one of the most common mistakes people make is not including enough postage on envelopes with their returns.

Those envelopes will be returned and those taxpayers will be considered late filers.

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