CHICAGO – To provide residents with a secure option for shredding documents containing personal information, State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. is hosting an event in Chicago offering free, safe discarding services.

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The free shred day will take place Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Gately Stadium parking lot, located at 102nd and Corliss. The event can be found on 103rd St. – the furthest south end of the parking lot, east of Smith School and just west of the Stadium.

A limit of two boxes of documents per car will be encouraged but electronic recycling will not be available.

“Securely discarding vulnerable documents is a strong effort to protect yourself and your family from identity fraud,” said Sims (D-Chicago). “Many of us have piles of old, unnecessary documents cluttering our homes, and I encourage families to take advantage of this free community event to safely dispose unwanted papers containing personal information.”

Examples of documents with personally identifiable information that should be safely discarded include bank statements, outdated medical records, tax returns, utility bills, junk mail, credit card applications and receipts.

For more information, call Sims’ office at 773-933-7715.

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