Hibernian Radio Podcast, Sat. April 4, 2020

Det. Bill Donnelly

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, Mike Haggerty Buick/GMC/Volkswagen and Personal Injury Attorney Caroleann Gallagher present The Hibernian Radio Hour and it’s another week in quarantine! We take a trip back to another one of our best shows from last September which we recorded on the Southside in The Cork And Kerry Pub. Detective Bill Donnelly, West Beverly native, is our first guest. He has been with the CPD for 25 years, working for the last 13 years as a Robbery Detective. He attended St. John Fisher School and Marist High School in the neighborhood. Bill catches Houli up on his family and how his father, a Homicide Detective, didn’t want him to join the force. We hear some great stories about his father’s time as a Chicago Cop and some of the infamous cases he was a part of, including that of the 1970’s Grant Park serial killer/cannibal, Lester Harrison. Bill also shares some of his own career highlights, which includes being a piper for The Pipes and Drums of The Emerald Society and the trips he took with them to Ireland. Bill rallies up many of our guests for this show so we’re eternally grateful for all his help and kindness! Houli takes a short break to address the coronavirus fears and he takes us through the most recent obituaries.

Jeff Lange

Our second guest is our old pal and returning guest, Jeff Lange. Jeff is a recently retired 30 year Cook County Sheriff’s Police Officer. He’s a Bridgeport guy and he has some unbelievable stories to share about his days as an undercover narcotics cop and some more recent stories about him being ordained as a minister. Houli closes out the show with a well-needed trip to the only place not affected by this virus and that’s ‘Houli-Town’. We’re very lucky to have not one, but TWO great guests this week! Stay safe out there, folks!