Character needs to get to Chicago from East St Louis and back. Hopefully in one day but maybe two.
On a school day.
Character has $20 cash.
According to the Amtrak website there doesn't seem to be a train station on East St Louis.
According to the Greyhound website there doesn't seem to be a bus station on East St Louis.
How do people get out of East St Louis?
Edit: For plot reasons I can't bring St Louis into this. Sorry, forgot to mention that.
Edit 2 (Electric Boogaloo): Guess he's going to have to hitchhike...