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The Hinsdale Rotary Club marked World Polio Day on Oct. 24 by donating $2,000 to the Pioneers for Polio campaign being run by Rotary International.

With matching dollars being offered by The Rotary Club of Chicago, Hinsdale’s $2,000 turns into $4,000. With a further 2:1 match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hinsdale Rotary will end up contributing $12,000 total to the campaign.

When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. Rotary International has made great progress against the disease since then. Today, polio cases have been reduced by 99.9 percent. Just two countries continue to report cases of wild polio virus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rotary International remains committed to the end.


Dr. Gretchen Boules of Hinsdale has been licensed as the fifth prescribing psychologist in the state of Illinois. Boules, a clinical psychologist for 25 years, is the founder, president and CEO of Boules Clinical Psychology Group PLLC in Burr Ridge. She attended California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University for her MSCP and Northwestern University for her certificate in biological sciences, completing her medical rotations at Linden Oaks Hospital (eehealth) and Amita Health System. Boules is also a board-certified telemental health provider and serves as secretary for the Illinois Association for Prescribing Psychologists.

Illinois in 2014 became the third state to allow psychologists to prescribe after completing rigorous training, including a master’s in clinical psychopharmacology, undergraduate pre-med courses, passing a national exam as well as 14 months of medical rotations in psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, elective, family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, geriatrics and pediatrics.


Nazareth Academy has announced the names of students who earned a place on the first quarter honor roll for the 2020-21 school year.

The “A” honor roll indicates a grade point average of 3.80-4.00 or above on a 4 point scale. The “B” honor roll indicates a grade point average of 3.33-3.79 on a 4 point scale.

“A” honor roll: Diana Anos, Sarah Battaglia, Claire Beresford, Isabelle Cameron, Gracie Carstensen, Dylan Colbert, Emma Francis, Harrison Gianares, Caroline Goff, Ava Hartschuh, Zachary Hayes, Francesca Hillman, John Hughes, Nicholas Iwanski, Caroline Kelly, Joshua Lewis, Brady Linn, James Mercurio, Faith Mouw, Grace Mouw, Joelle Peterchak, Olivia Schaff, Tate Vaughan, John Wheeler

“B” honor roll: Ava Coghill, Jack Francis, Eileen Garay, Caroline Langs, Giacomo Manfredini, Lucas Smith, Emily Sparke, Peter Thornton, Emma Udelson


The Hinsdale Central JV Scholastic Bowl A and B teams had a great showing at the Illinois High School Scholastic Bowl Coaches Association Novice tournament. Both teams took first place in their respective divisions heading into the finals on Oct. 24.

Team A — Merwin D’Souza, Eric Brugge, Ben Newton, Jibran Haque and Liam Carden — went on to win the championship for its division. Team B — Akshay Undevia, Alexander Hillman, Jeffrey Liu, Alex Burt and Shahaan Shafi — finished in the top 10 in its division.