Cunningham Shred EventCHICAGO – State Senator Bill Cunningham and State Representative Mary Gill are hosting a free community shred event on Friday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Apollo Recreation Center, located at 12521 S. Kostner Ave. in Alsip.

“This free event is a good chance for residents to safely dispose of personal information and keep themselves safe from things like identity fraud,” said Cunningham, a Democrat who represents portions of Chicago and the Southwest Suburbs.

The event will proceed until noon or whenever the shred truck is full. There is a limit of two boxes of documents per car.

Examples of documents with personally identifiable information that should be safely discarded include bank statements, outdated medical records, tax returns, utility bills, junk mail, credit card applications and receipts.

“Shred events are a great opportunity to de-clutter your home and properly dispose of sensitive documents,” said Gill (D-Chicago).

For more information, call Cunningham’s office at 773-445-8128.