We’re not so hard to find
September 21, 2012 7:40PM
Truth owner Catherine Mohundro poses with Dale Earnhardt Jr., who dropped by to dine at Mohundro's Joliet restaurant before the Geico 400 NASCAR race at Chicagoland Speedway. | submitted photo
Updated: January 15, 2013 1:42PM
Every day I hear the same thing over and over as I sit at my corner desk next to a window tapping out stories for The Herald-News.
“I finally found you!” people exclaim as they approach our help desk to start a subscription, pay a bill, put in an ad or take care of some other newspaper business.
So I thought I’d devote part of this week’s column to let everyone know exactly where The Herald-News is located. Not everyone has GPS in their car or on their phone. And not everyone is plugged into the Internet to quickly search Google to find a business location.
The Herald-News moved from Joliet to Plainfield a couple of years ago. At that time, there was a small storefront office on Jefferson Street in Joliet for customers who wanted to pay bills and put in ads.
Last winter, we moved out of the Plainfield location and closed the Jefferson Street storefront. Our new and only address is 2175 Oneida St. in Joliet. The two-story building is on the north side of Oneida between Madison and Hammes streets. Our name is in blue letters on the front window by my desk and the plant I keep forgetting to water. So tell your neighbors, friends, parents, elderly relatives or anybody else who would rather do business in person than online that The Herald-News is back in Joliet.
Ca therine Mohundro also loves it when customers find her business, Truth Restaurant, which has been located at 808 W. Jefferson St. in Joliet for almost 10 years.
On Sept. 14, however, she got an extra special visitor when race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. stopped by for dinner on the Friday night before the big Geico 400 NASCAR race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Earnhardt, who came in eighth in the race, ordered appetizers, salad and steak with three dining companions. After he ate, Earnhardt posed for pictures with Mohundro and her staff in the kitchen.
“He couldn’t have been nicer,” Mohundro said. “He signed autographs for people at the bar when he was on the way out.”
Mohundro said it’s nice to see some spinoff business from the racetrack.
“He’s big time,” she said. “It was really, really cool.”
No excuse — vote!
One more place customers are more than welcome in Joliet is the Will County clerk’s office at 302 N. Chicago St. If you’re concerned about the future of the U.S. economy and our country, you should vote. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 9. Grace period voting and registration continues from Oct. 10 through Nov. 3.
So really, there is no excuse. Make your voice heard.