A group of unemployed workers are calling on U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-11) to hold a town hall meeting to discuss the jobs crisis. The unemployed workers will rally outside Kinzinger's Joliet office today to demand that the legislator answer their letters and phone calls requesting a dialogue on the unemployment problem in the area.
"I’ve been unemployed for a year and I’m on unemployment, which is nothing," said Monica Morales, an unemployed worker in Joliet, which has a jobless rate of 13 percent. "I’m living day by day, trying to come up with side jobs to get money and help out my parents.
I’d like for Kinzinger to sit down and listen to us first and then come out and see the jobs in our communities and … the conditions happening."