Wouldbe participants were turned away form U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk's town hall meeting on health care today in Arlington Heights, as hundreds of citizens passionately expressed their views on both sides of the issue.
About 350 people expressed their views, according to estimates reported by the Trib.
After the 3 p.m. meeting filled to capacity, Kirk said he would hold two more town hall debates this evening. The first one was to start at 4:30 p.m.
The town hall was Kirk's first health care-oriented event in his district.
Police shut down part of Sigwalt Street near Arlington Heights Road to maintain order, according to the Trib.