CHICAGO – State Rep. Michael J. Kelly, D-Chicago, is helping residents to protect their identities by shredding unneeded documents containing sensitive information at a community shred event to be held Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. Edward Church, 4350 W. Sunnyside in Chicago.
“Everyone should practice good information security, and that means not keeping documents with personally-identifiable information when not necessary,” Kelly said. “That’s why I’m partnering with community organizations to offer this free service to the community. Come out and help push back against identity theft.”
The event has a limit of two boxes of papers per household, and is limited to residential papers only—no business documents will be accepted. All staples and paperclips must be removed from the paper, and participants are reminded that no boxes or other materials beyond the shredded documents can be left at the event site.
The event will also offer free disposal of unneeded prescription drugs—though no needles will be accepted—and free electronics recycling while space remains available on the recycling truck. In addition, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) will provide free milkweed and tree saplings, as well as raffling off a rain barrel.
Kelly is hosting the event in partnership with Alderperson Samantha Nugent, the St. Ed’s Green Team, Sheriff Tom Dart and MWRD Commissioner Mariyana Spyropoulos.