Last May, former Village Trustee Roy Pollack emailed me after seeing
Brenda Schory's Kane County Chronicle article titled, ZIP codes
plentiful in Campton Hills. He stated that "Campton Hills" could be
recognized as an acceptable name for the 5 different zip codes that
cover our area. Mr. Pollack contacted the US Postal Service and with my
approval requested that their software be updated to "recognize" the
Village of Campton Hills because this action would prevent delay from
hand delivery or the possibility of mail being returned to the sender if
someone used the name Campton Hills in the last line of the address.
Everyone's address is still the same, but after the USPS software
updates, residents may use Campton Hills in the last line if they choose
with their current zip code.
The Village Board has never discussed requesting the USPS assign a
separate zip code for Campton Hills. To verify that both addresses will
be "recognized," go to
http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown_zip.jsp and type in 60175 (or
your current zip code) and if the USPS software has been updated, you
will see the screen say:
Actual City name in 60175: SAINT CHARLES, IL
Acceptable City names in 60175: CAMPTON HILLS, IL, ST CHARLES, IL
Not Acceptable: LILY LAKE, IL
According to today's Kane County Chronicle article, the USPS is still in
the process of updating their software for those who have Elburn and
Elgin zip codes.
The USPS recognizes Campton Hills and the name assigned to the zip code
(St. Charles-60175, Elburn-60119, etc.) and you may use whichever name
you prefer because the computer will recognize either one.
the last few days however, we have learned that there may be a problem
with the software at some of the mailing houses recognizing both names.
We have also been told by a couple of residents that the USPS is now
recognizing Campton Hills as the "official" address. On Monday, we will
look into this situation and will report back to the residents when we
have more information.
you have heard of anyone that had a specific issue with a mailing house,
please email me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. I am sorry for any
inconvenience or confusion this may have caused.