Is it time to decriminalize sex work in Illinois?

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Writer, comedian and former escort Kaytlin Bailey leaves a flyer on a door as she canvasses with sex workers and allies for Julia Salazar, who is running for the Democratic primary of the 18th district seat of the New York State Senate on Aug. 19, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Around 35 sex workers and allies, including members of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), took to the streets to advocate on behalf of Salazar, whose platform includes decriminalizing sex work. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

RJ Thompson, Director of the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why decriminalizing sex work in Illinois would better protect the people who provide services in that field.

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