'Sunshine' sits in the car of Tommy G., a former john of hers, on South Grand Avenue. Sunshine has been working as a prostitute in Springfield for eight years. Before the apartment complex she lived in closed nearly two years ago, Sunshine worked the streets in and around South Town. She now lives in a different neighborhood but still comes back looking for dates.
"I've known Sunshine for years," Tommy said. "I met her near the factory I worked at. I used to date her, but I won't have sex with her now. I heard she has all kinds of diseases. I just pick her up every now and then and give her rides to wherever she needs to go. I feel sorry for her, she's a crack addict and on other drugs as well. She says some of the black guys in those neighborhoods hit her and treat her badly."