It is a quarter till six on a Thursday night last month, and a small group of regulars is seated around a bar in downtown Alton, Illinois. The male crowd wears five-day-old stubble on their cheeks. A few sport Harley-Davidson T-shirts and orange bandanas tightly affixed above their brows. In the corner of the dimly lit lounge, a lone female customer cackles and coos each time someone sends a shot of... More >>>
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Erika Jakich, a bartender on Alton's Broadway street, will show her tattoos but not her naked breasts. "I'm the exception," she says. "I used to work in a strip club, but I've probably seen more nudity on Broadway."