Our own Laura Kammin will be visiting a medicine collection event in Northern Illinois this Saturday. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful is hosting the event June 9 at the Machesney Park Mall, just north of Rockford, Illinois, and the collection runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant helped Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful start their single-day medicine collection events in June 2008. Since then, the program has kept more than 12,740 pounds of unused medicine out of waterways and out of the hands of kids.

Visit Laura’s unwanted meds blog post about the event for further information about drop-off locations in nearby areas for this weekend’s event.