tc shred 2017GLENDALE HEIGHTS-Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming a growing epidemic in Illinois.

To promote prevention, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) and the Village of Glendale Heights are offering free paper shredding services for area residents.

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 business shredding will be accepted.

Date: Saturday, September 16

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Village of Glendale Heights (300 Civic Center Plaza, Glendale Heights, IL)

For more information, call Cullerton’s office at (630) 903-6662.