Small Business during St. Patrick’s Day

Alissa Arreola was selling St. Patrick's Day gear for her boss Luis Areblo with a wage of $10/h.

By Xuanyan Ouyang

Chicago celebrates St. Patrick’s Day again this year. Among thousands of people who are flocking to the streets and bars, there are some working for or doing their small businesses. They say few people pay attention to this kind of business, but it’s important for them to make a living.

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Photo at top: Sury Vargas (left) was selling St. Patrick’s Day gear for her boss Luis Areblo, for a wage of $10 per hour. (Xuanyan Ouyang/MEDILL)