Willis, Harmon Partner for Free Community Shred Day

09/23/2019
NORTHLAKE, Ill. – Helping community residents responsibly dispose of outdated and sensitive personal information, state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, and state Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, will be offering residents a free shred day event on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at Willis’ office at 112 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake.



“Shred events offer residents a free avenue to properly eliminate their sensitive information that scammers are always trying to obtain,” Willis said. “This is a great event that helps bring the community together for a bit and helps responsibly discard papers.”



Willis and Harmon’s shred day will help residents dispose of up to two full boxes of old papers, including old bills, receipts, outdated financial documents, medical records and more. Residents are asked to please remove staples and paperclips from papers prior to attending the event to avoid damaging shredding equipment. At the event, there will be opportunities for residents to dispose of old medications and outdated electronics. This event is free and open to the public.



“I’m always surprised to hear about the latest scheme that takes place from cases of stolen identity, and no one should take their security lightly,” Willis said. “Shredding your documents can help that much more to help prevent financial catastrophe from happening.”