EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, state Sen. Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, and Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett are providing area families the opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive paper documents at a free Community Shred Day on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palos Recreation Area, located at 8455 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills
“It’s important to safely dispose of sensitive personal information, but many families working hard to make ends meet don’t have a place in their budgets for shredding,” Burke said. “My shred day is a free opportunity for families to protect themselves from identity theft, and also protect our environment since these paper documents will be reused instead of going to a landfill.”
Burke, Cunningham and Bennett are partnering with AT&T to offer local residents free paper shredding. Documents that contain personally identifiable information will be securely destroyed. There is a two-box limit per resident, and residents are also asked to not leave cardboard boxes at the event, as they cannot be shredded. Burke will also be collecting signatures on a petition supporting her legislation to repeal and outlaw the Cook County beverage tax.
“I think the beverage tax is only going to hurt middle-class families and small businesses in our area,” Burke said. “I want to send a clear and loud message that this tax must be quickly ended.”