Residents of the 11th congressional district finally got the town hall meeting they have been calling for with U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-11), but the impromptu event left many residents wondering how genuine the legislator is in his concern about the jobs crisis plaguing the area.
“When we went to his office with other unemployed people and tried to get him to listen to us, his staff told us to leave and called the police,” said Monica Morales, an unemployed Joliet resident who attended the Saturday morning event. “And when we got here, there were a lot of police officers here already and a sign saying we couldn’t bring signs into the meeting for security reasons. It seemed pretty clear that he didn’t want to listen to us.”
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