Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
Among indicators that the economy is improving, but that hasn't been mentioned in media reports are the Christmas lights that are decorating houses throughout South Milwaukee. this year More plentiful and beautiful than I've seen in a long time. A sign of people's more optimistic economic outlook?