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Andrade to Host Free Shredding and Prescription Take Back Event

Sep 5, 2019

CHICAGO, – State Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, is partnering with state Sen. Iris Martinez for a free community shredding and prescription takeback event at Roosevelt High School, located at 3436 W. Wilson Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. The event will be held in the parking lot of the high school, located off Leland Ave.

“Securely destroying documents with personal information on them is one of the most important steps you can take to protect against identity theft,” said Andrade. “Senator Martinez and I are bringing this service to the community for free so that families can keep their information safe.”

Residents are invited to bring up to two bankers boxes of documents to be destroyed onsite. Items such as paper clips or plastic binders that could obstruct the shredder should be removed beforehand.

Prescription drugs will also be collected during the event to provide residents a way to responsibly dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. However, liquid medications, medical devices or items containing needles will not be accepted.

“This is an opportunity to take a step towards helping residents keep their information safe during a time when identity theft is on the rise,” said Andrade. “I hope to see everyone there later this month.”