Sgt. Cathleen Lange

Fox’s Pizza, Guinness, the Cork and Kerry Irish Pub, Madden Funds and Flood Brothers Disposal present the Hibernian Radio Hour as we continue on our First Responders Tour and this week’s episode welcomes a new format to Hibernian Radio as we take a look back at some of our favorite First Responder interviews from over the years. We begin this week’s show with some music, a favorite of Houli’s by Van Morrisson called “Wavelength”. Then we dive into the 2021 vault with a look back at another favorite guest, Sergeant Cathleen Lange. Cathleen is a dear friend of the show and a 30 year veteran of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. She grew up in Canaryville and moved to Mount Greenwood where she attended St. Christina’s and Mother McAuley High School. Cathleen is the oldest of 5 and her father was a Police Officer who worked with our very own Skinny. She discusses the reasons why she entered into the Academy and her experience working in an all-male prison.  She and Houli reminisce about the infamous Western Avenue and it’s safe to say this lady is a force to be reckoned with! Cathleen takes us through a typical work day at the jail and she shares many stories with Houli including the hilarious and equally embarrassing story of how she came to meet her husband, fellow retired Chicago Officer. Jeffrey Lange – It’s a real love story! Cathleen delves into a discussion about her previous work environment and how it’s completely different now  “I might look like I’m meek and mild…”, Cathleen remarks when Houli asks her about how she dealt with the prisoners in ‘Intake’. She shares many great stories from her extensive career, one in particular which is a very funny story about an inmate who used to keep light bulbs in a very “interesting” personal place.. “It was all about mutual respect”, Cathleen says referring to her successful career working in a jail. She chats about the last 18 years with her husband, Jeff and how she has been enjoying her retirement. Cathleen shares her take on the current social unrest to end out a wonderful interview. We take another musical break with “In The Garden” by Van Morrison. Then it’s over to some upcoming local events including The Emerald Society‘s Annual Chili Cook-Off at FOP Hall Lodge 7 on Monday, January 23rd. See you all there! That’s followed by this week’s obituaries and then we take a quick trip to our favorite place known as “Houli-Town” for a few jokes to end out another great show!