Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Congratulates Village of Crestwood for Successfully Securing an Independent ZIP Code

May 11, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called Mayor Louis Presta of Crestwood to congratulate him on the Village’s successful application for an independent ZIP code. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently confirmed, based off the results of surveying over 6,000 residents, that it would grant the Village of Crestwood its own ZIP code.

“I am proud of the Village of Crestwood’s accomplishments and their willingness to persist and not take no for an answer. Although, it has been a long fight, we have finally won,” said Rush. “I congratulate all the citizens of Crestwood and Mayor Presta on this well-deserved victory.”

Securing an independent ZIP code for Crestwood is the culmination of years of efforts and requests from Rush and Village officials to USPS. In December 2014, per USPS requirements, Rush and Presta convened a town hall meeting to gather residents’ input about changing Crestwood’s ZIP code. Inconsistencies in the process led Rush to request an investigation by the USPS Office of Inspector General who recommended changes in USPS procedure and a reevaluation of Crestwood’s application. Throughout the process, Rush met with Crestwood village officials including Mayor Presta and Trustee Theresa Flynn to discuss how he could support the Village’s request.

The new ZIP code will be effective July 1, 2017. Until that time, the Village of Crestwood will continue to share a ZIP code with the Village of Midlothian.