Justine Petersen | St. Louis Public Radio

Justine Petersen

Maria Altman | St. Louis Public Radio

While St. Louis voters decide among mayoral and aldermanic candidates in the city’s primary election next Tuesday, they’ll also answer a question about short-term lenders.

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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 20, 2012 - When artist Ilene Berman was moving to St. Louis from Madison, Wis., in the early 1990s and looking at apartments, she kept hearing the same advice over and over.

"Don't go north of Delmar," Berman said. "Once you live here a while, you know what that refers to."