Tonya Yarbrough, a security officer at the Chicago Stock Exchange at
440 South LaSalle St., wakes up at 5 a.m. every day to commute on the
Green Line from Englewood to be at work by 7 a.m. in downtown Chicago.
She says she feels safer at work than she does at home.
“If I were
paid a little bit more maybe I’d be able to make a better life for
myself and my family,” she said. “Maybe I could move to a better neighborhood.”
Yarbrough, 42, a born-and-raised Chicagoan and security officer of nine years, makes $12.65 an hour.
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