Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's south suburban region:
Palos—Voicemail Evidence Turned Over in Palos Home Invasion Case—The lawyer for the Orland Park man charged with attacking a former girlfriend received the recording and he went back to jail.
Homewood-Flossmoor—Flossmoor Brothers Collect Backpacks for Kids in Need—A trio of philanthropic Flossmoor brothers recently decided to make a difference in the lives of kids in need of a little extra help this back to school season.
Oak Lawn—Teens Claim Racist Slurs Ignited Park Skirmish, Cops Say—Two older teens arrested and two others sent to hospital after altercation between black and white youths in Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, police said.
Orland Park—L.A. Tan Shooting Reenacted on A&E's "Panic 911"—The episode titled "I'm Gonna Shoot Your Head Off" features interview segments with Patch Editor Ben Feldheim, and will show 1 p.m. Sunday Central time on A&E.
Tinley Park—Tinley Park Gal Charged With Running Over Lover Gets Date—The Tinley park woman charged with running over her live-in lover will be back in court again next month.
Chicago Heights—Chicago Heights Helps Over 1,000 Kids Get Back to School—Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzales, city staff and volunteers helped run the successful event.
Oak Forest—Oak Forest Lotto Winner: "I Never Thought This Would Happen to Me!"—An Oak Forest woman was one of three Illinois residents to win the June 23 Lucky Day Lotto.
Evergreen Park—Quarter Million Dollar Lotto Ticket Sold in Evergreen Park—The lucky ticket was bought at a Supersonic II gas station.
Beverly-Mt. Greenwood—Watch Smoldering Fire at Mount Hope Cemetery—A brush fire burned at the cemetery off of 111th Street throughout much of Tuesday.
Frankfort—Semi-Truck Accident on I-80 near LaGrange Road, At least 1 Injured—Police are investigating an accident accident with two trucks in the westbound lane of Interstate 80, just west of LaGrange Road.
Mokena—Dog Rescue Group Needs Supplies—The Dog House Humane Group is desperately looking for supplies, including puppy food, dog treats, beds and leashes.
New Lenox—Bloodhound Locates Missing 10-Year-Old Girl—Red, the New Lenox Fire Department's bloodhound, sniffed out a missing girl.