Hibernian Radio Podcast, Sat. September 5, 2020

Sgt. Cathleen Lange

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, Personal Injury Attorney Jim McGing and Fox’s Pizza present the Hibernian Radio Hour. We continue on our Police Pub Tour back at The Cork and Kerry Pub on Western Avenue and this week we welcome back 30 year veteran of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Cathleen Lange. Cathleen 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 a 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. Houli brings us up to date on the recent obituaries followed by our second interview of the evening with Jjeffrey Lange. He gives a shoutout to his parents on their 63rd wedding anniversary and we hear “Scallywag” by Gaelic Storm introduced by Jeffrey himself who was the winner of this week’s caption contest. We take a well-needed trip to “Houli-town” and The Cloonan Brothers play some old time reels to end another great show!