Neighbors in the News: Antioch man named district governor for Rotary International

  • Kevin Stevens

    Kevin Stevens Courtesy of Paul Keenan

  • Katelyn Murphy

    Katelyn Murphy Courtesy of Bartlett Woman's Club

  • Khush Shah

    Khush Shah Courtesy of Bartlett Woman's Club

Posted7/15/2021 6:00 AM

• Antioch resident Kevin Stevens was named district governor of Rotary International District 6440, which spans Chicago's North, Northwest and several Western suburbs.

A long-term member and past president of the Rotary Club of North Chicago, Stevens has held the top leadership post for District 6440 and is a longtime contributor to the Rotary Foundation and its End Polio Now initiative.


Stephens, who spent 10 years with the U.S. Navy Seabees, supports military-related programs, including veteran health advocacy and career development initiatives.

He is also a champion for childhood literacy and education through engagement with Rotary and other community initiatives.

Stevens holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Beloit College, where he serves as a member of the alumni board. For the past decade, he's been a judge for the Wisconsin DECA State Career Development Conference and served on the boards of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Exchange Club of North Chicago and Furthering the Lives of Youth.

He is past president of the Navy League of the United States Lake County Council and currently a board member of A Safe Place.

Stevens is on the membership development committee of NEIC Boy Scouts of America, on the committee for BSA Scout Troop 675 in Wadsworth, and is a life member of Veterans of Foreign War Post 4551 in Antioch.

Caroline Hecht
Caroline Hecht - Courtesy of Marcin Cymmer
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• Caroline E. Hecht was promoted to partner at Buckley Fine Law in Barrington.

Hecht concentrates her practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration, prenuptial planning and guardianships. She also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Lake County circuit court's probate division. Since 2016, she has been annually recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers' Rising Star.

Hecht attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for undergraduate and law school, where she pursued an estate planning concentration. She has been practicing law since 2011. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association and Lake County Bar Association.

Hecht also serves on the JourneyCare Foundation's Professional Advisors Table.

• Congratulations to South Elgin High School graduates Katelyn Murphy and Khush Shah, who are both recipients of a 2021 Bartlett Woman's Club scholarship.

In the fall, Katelyn will attend Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, majoring in graphic design. She played softball, was a member of the National Honor Society and was active in the community.

Khush will attend Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania, to major in biology. His career goal is to become a physician who specializes in geriatrics. He was very involved in school activities and community events.

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