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Rolling Meadows still unhappy about losing post office

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Rolling Meadows Mayor Tom Rooney and residents are pretty excited about progress on the old Dominick's site on Kirchoff Road, where they expect to see a new-format grocery store called Uncle Joe's Tuscan Fresh Market open in the Fall.

But despite prospects for an eyesore that has blighted the heart of town for almost nine years, the city's residents still have a complaint, the mayor said at the same Chamber of Commerce luncheon where he announced the grocery store.

They miss their post office.

The post office, which was across the street in another strip mall for half a century, closed in May.

Chances of a new post office in Rolling Meadows are slight since the U.S. Postal Service numbers its losses in the billions of dollars, and like many governmental bodies is facing pension-funding problems.

Rooney said he has fielded a lot of calls about the city's losing its post office, but he suggested he could have a kindred soul out there. Postal officials plan to save money by dropping Saturday letter delivery.

"I want to meet the mayor of Saturday," Rooney told chamber members.

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