EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, is helping residents prevent identity theft by offering free and safe disposal of documents on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Worth Township Office, located at 11601 S. Pulaski in Alsip.
“Throwing away documents with sensitive information in the trash leaves individuals at risk of becoming victims of identity theft,” Burke said. “Shredding documents such as pay stubs, bank statements, and medical records can help prevent criminals from accessing these confidential items.”
Burke is 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 in support of her legislation to repeal and outlaw the Cook County beverage tax.
“Along with helping residents safely clear clutter from their homes, I also encourage residents to stop by and add their names to my petition outlawing the beverage tax,” Burke said. “I am greatly concerned about the effect this tax will have on both the budgets of local families and hurting our small businesses.”