You may be experiencing slow delivery of Illinois Country Living and other periodicals. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) finalized a plan to cut costs which results in potential slower delivery.
The USPS is shifting delivery service away from air transportation, which officials say is less reliable and more costly, to ground transportation. The move changes standard delivery of first-class letters, flat envelopes and periodicals from a one-to-three-day window to a one-to-five-day window for mail within the U.S. According to a USPS notice, the delays will affect pieces of mail traveling the farthest, from coast to coast.
In August, USPS raised rates on first-class stamps, marketing mailers and magazines.