CHICAGO – State Rep. Fran Hurley will offer area residents a number of free services, including document shredding, health screenings and expired prescription disposal, from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday Aug. 12 at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.
“Residents will be able to accomplish a number of errands in one stop with this event,” Hurley said. “Whether you’re looking to remove some clutter at home or haven’t had you blood pressure checked in a while, this is the event for you.”
Available services include:
– Document shredding
o Residents are asked to remove all paper clips, staples and other bindings. There will be a limit of two boxes per car. Documents will be accepted until shred truck reaches capacity. This is only available for residential shredding, not commercial.
– Mobile health screenings
o We Work for Health will offer screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose and body mass index, as well as give helpful tips on healthy diets. Interested residents are recommended to contact Hurley’s office at 773-445-8128 to make an appointment.
– Prescription drug takeback
o Operated by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, residents can drop off old, unused or expired prescription drugs for proper disposal. Medication can only be in pill form, no liquids or sharp objects.
– Oak saplings
o Courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, residents can pick up free oak saplings while supplies last.
The event is being co-hosted with state Rep. Kelly Burke, state Sen. Bill Cunningham, Ald. Matthew O’Shea, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Commissioner Kimberly Du Buclet and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
For more information, please call 773-445-8128 or email RepFranHurley@gmail.com.