ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – To help residents avoid identity theft and clear clutter, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is hosting a free community Shred Day with state Rep. Joyce Mason on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Woodland Elementary School, located at 17371 W. Gages Lake Rd. in Gages Lake.

“With the many issues that residents have had to face over the past year, the last thing they need is to have to deal with having their identity stolen,” said Yingling. “This Shred Day is a great opportunity for people in our community to securely get rid of documents containing sensitive information.”

At the event, residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of their documents that contain personal information. Attendees are encouraged to bring any documents that criminals could take advantage of, such as bank statements and medical records, to the shred day. The documents will be shredded on-site, ensuring that all personal information is destroyed. The event will run until 1 p.m. or until the shred truck reaches capacity. Business shedding will not be accepted.

“One of the most important parts of my job as a representative of our community is to bring resources into our district, whether through legislation or events such as this Shred Day,” said Yingling. “Proper disposal of sensitive documents can mean the difference between identity theft and financial security. I highly encourage residents who are looking to get rid of their paper documents to take advantage of this free event.”

Rep. Sam YinglingRep. Sam Yingling

(D-Round Lake Beach)
62nd District

Visit Rep Yingling’s website

Springfield Office:
271-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-7320

District Office:
1919 IL Route 83
Suite 1
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
(847) 231-6262
(847) 231-6102 FAX