Why — after receiving a reminder sent to all residents from the village of Oak Park that all sidewalks should be shoveled — did the main post office neglect to shovel sidewalks and stairs along the entire Lake Street side? Trying to walk on this side of the building, with two entrances and the disability ramp, was and is very dangerous.

This area also has a bus stop, a crosswalk and three drop boxes.

A call to local police produced no results. Does one have to wait until someone is seriously injured and an ambulance is called before village officials or police officers take notice? Checking inside the post office is not an option. Official offices are always closed. Postal workers at the windows are overwhelmed by long lines of customers, so I’m not certain anyone is in charge!

Joan Meister, Local resident and frequent user of post office services and sidewalks

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