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Cecil post office could close

The U. S. postal service is running out of money. It's lost $20 billion in the last four years.

As a result, it's cutting services and closing a lot of small town post offices.

One that's in their cross-hairs, is in the small Cook County town of Cecil.

Kyle Breeden rides his lawn mower to the post office.

"I think it's a shame," said Breeden.

He says the post office is more than a place to get his mail and ship packages.

"This is the life blood of this little town," said Breeden.

It's a place to socialize.

"A place where people come and see other neighbors a place to meet and talk and disccus things," said Breeden. "This is about all we got in Cecil as far as a social center."

Lamar Williams says a lot of elderly people who don't drive rely on the post office. If it closes, he'll miss the convenience.

"The post office is a block away," said Williams. "I can walk to the post office and do anything I need to do."

You won't find mail boxes lining the streets here in Cecil. Folks have to go to the post office to pick up their mail.

Williams says the postal service has discussed the possibility of having mail picked up and delivered in mail boxes.  He doesn't like that idea. With his postal box, he says his mail is safe.

"I know my mail is secure and I know the people that handle my mail I know I don't have to worry about it," said Williams.

 For now, the postal service says there's no projected time frame just yet on when it might close.

In 2010 alone, the postal service lost $8.5 billion.

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