AURORA, Ill. – To help residents securely dispose of old documents containing private information, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is co-hosting a free Community Shred Day with KTC Credit Union on Saturday, Oct. 5th from 9 a.m. to noon at the KTC Aurora Branch parking lot, located at 320 E. Indian Trail in Aurora.

“It is extremely important to properly and securely get rid of any documents with personal information on them to protect yourself from identity theft,” said Hernandez. “Confidential information should never just be thrown away in the trash, and I encourage residents to take advantage of this convenient and free method of disposal.” 

Residents can bring any type of document for secure shredding, including outdated financial information, medical and utility bills, receipts, and more. The event will happen in the parking lot of the KTC Credit Union building, where residents can pull up in their cars and documents will be shredded securely on-site. The first 50 cars will receive a free gift. Hernandez and KTC are also encouraging attendees to bring donations for the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry in Aurora. Items needed include canned foods, home cleaning supplies and kitchen garbage bags. Monetary checks are also accepted.

“I am excited to be working with KTC to offer this event for the community,” said Hernandez. “I hope to see residents of my district come and consider donating food to the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, while simultaneously ensuring that their private and sensitive information is protected and properly disposed.”

For more information about this event, please call Hernandez’s constituent services office at 630-270-1848 or email

Rep. Barbara HernandezRep. Barbara Hernandez

83rd District

Springfield Office:
233-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 558-1002
District Office:
540 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 270-1848