2018ShredEventROMEOVILLE – Consumer fraud and identity theft are growing epidemics in Illinois.

To promote prevention, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) and State Rep. Natalie Manley (D-Joliet ) are offering free paper shredding services for area residents from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 21 at Abri Credit Union (1350 Renwick Rd., Romeoville).

To help reduce the chances of identity theft, experts recommend shredding things like bank statements, credit card offers and credit card convenience checks. Residents should also shred canceled credit cards, canceled checks, pay stubs, old photo IDs and tax returns that are more than three years old.

To accommodate all participants the limit is two boxes of residential shredding per a person. Boxes and bags will be returned. No electronics will be accepted.   

The Romeoville Police Department will be offering free on-site medicine disposal.

No business shredding and electronics recycling will be accepted.

Date: Saturday, July 21
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Abri Credit Union (1350 Renwick Rd., Romeoville, IL)

For more information, call Bertino-Tarrant’s office at (815) 254-4211.

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