McCombie to host Paper Shredding Event in Sterling on November 6 with Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

State Representative Tony McCombie is partnering with the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce to host a FREE community paper shredding event on Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 211 Locust Street in the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot in Sterling.   

“Around 10% of Americans have been a victim of identity fraud, 21% of whom have been victimized more than once. Those numbers indicate that most Americans have either been a victim of identity theft themself or known someone who has. Keeping up on safe disposal of paperwork with identifying personal or confidential information is an important step to prevent identity theft,” said McCombie.

“The ‘shred event’ is one of my favorite events and is a great way for people to destroy old documents containing personal information to help keep their identities safe,” said Rep. McCombie. “Thank you to the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce for partnering with us and for the logistical support from the City of Sterling.”                

Residents simply need to drive up and let the volunteers unload the documents that will be fed into a large document shredding truck. Please remove binder clips from items to be shredded. Park and watch spots are available for those who want to observe their documents being shredded. More information can be found at or by calling Rep. McCombie’s district office at (815) 632-7384.