CREST HILL, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, and state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, are hosting a free community shred day on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their district office, located at 16151 S. Weber Rd. in Crest Hill.
“Identity theft can affect anyone, and shredding old documents can reduce the chances of personal information being stolen,” Connor said. “Many of us have old documents lying around that can easily lead to identity theft if they fall into the wrong hands, and it is important to make sure these documents are properly destroyed when they are no longer needed.”
Connor’s shred day will be held in the parking lot of his constituent service office, located at 16151 S. Weber Rd. in Crest Hill from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A large, mobile document shredder will be on-site to securely destroy confidential papers free of charge. There is a limit of two bags per car and residents are asked not to leave cardboard boxes at the event. Shred day attendees will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the shred truck reaches capacity.
“Hosting a shred day allows people to get rid of old bank statements, credit card bills, medical records and other documents safely and securely so that their information cannot be obtained by scam artists and criminals,” Connor said. “This event is free and open to the public, and I encourage all local residents to take advantage of this opportunity to help protect themselves against identity theft.”