Johnson invites residents to take advantage of free document shredding in Waukegan

Event can help residents keep personal information safe from con artists

WAUKEGAN – To help community members protect their personal information, state Sen. Adriane Johnson, D-Buffalo Grove, is hosting a community shred event from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 24 in the parking lot of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, 25 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Waukegan.

“When it comes to protecting yourself against fraud and identity theft, you can never be too careful,” Johnson said in a news release. “Documents with personal information like your address, banking information or Social Security number should be securely shredded to keep them safe from prying eyes.”

At the free community event, residents can securely dispose of any sensitive or confidential documents such as bank statements and receipts. Electronics and other non-paper waste will not be accepted.

All participants are asked to contain documents for shredding in boxes or paper bags and place them in the trunk of their vehicle for safe, socially distanced removal by volunteers.

Johnson is hosting the event in partnership with state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan.

“After spring cleaning and tax season, you may be looking to dispose of sensitive personal documents,” Johnson said. “I encourage you to take advantage of this free and convenient opportunity to make sure your information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.”