Terrance Hodges

Fox’s Pizza in Orland Park & Mokena, Guinness, Madden Funds and Flood Brothers Disposal present the Hibernian Radio Hour at our newest recording location known as ‘The Bunker’ and we begin the show with another episode of ‘Black Irishman’ which tells the story of Seamus O’Hooligan Jr, starring Greg Hollimon. This week Houli welcomes his good friend and 30 year retired CPD officer, Terrance Hodges to the show. Terrance grew up and attended school at St. Christina in Mount Greenwood. He comes from a long line of public servants; his father was a Chicago policeman and his grandfather was a fireman. Terrance was with CPD from ’73 to 2003, working in patrol for the most part and he had a lot of interaction with the secret service when helping plan the routes when presidents and political figures visited Chicago. “It was an interesting career!” He also worked as a Radio Talk Show host from 2006 – 2011 and explains how he got started in that field. He and Houli delve into their shared love of their faith and religion which leads to Terrance sharing his work as a Catholic activist. He focuses on the Chicago Nativity Scene that was removed from Daley Plaza back in the ’80s and how they managed to get it brought back. He also shares the story about the time the statue of the baby Jesus was stolen and was later found in a locker at Union Station. Terrance has also been playing the bodhran for the past 40 years and he shares some of his best memories from his musical experiences. He tells Houli about his son, Brendan and speaks highly of his wonderful late wife, Ellen and her accomplished life. The difficulties our officers face in today’s society, the rise in gun violence and the importance of having strong faith are some of the hot topics these two pals cover on this week’s show. Houli then brings us up to date on the recent obituaries followed by a quick trip to ‘Houli-Town’.