Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's south suburban region:
Palos—Pre Trial Continues in Deadly Palos Crash Case—Nicholas Puccinelli, 20, has pleaded not guilty to charges following an accident that killed an Orland Park man.
Homewood-Flossmoor—H-F High School Athletic Director Dies Suddenly—Activities Director Alec Anderson, 54, died Wednesday after experiencing a medical emergency while using a treadmill at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
Orland Park—O’Halloran Contacted Chief McCarthy ‘Regularly’ About Metra Affairs—Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy shed light on interactions with former Metra board chair and Orland Park trustee Brad O’Halloran regarding a “blue-ribbon advisory panel” he was asked to lead.
Tinley Park—8-Year-Old Asks: How Can I Donate My Hair to Cancer Patients?—Watch the exclusive Patch video of Nomei Romero explaining why she wants to donate her long locks..
Chicago Heights—Lincoln Mall Issued One-Week Deadline, Faces Closure—A Cook County judge ordered the mall's owner to present Matteson with a remediation plan by next week.
Oak Forest—Car Break-in Spree Ends in Charges—Two men and a juvenile are accused of burglarizing cars in Oak Forest. As many as 20 cars a night were hit, police said.
Evergreen Park—K-9 Kelli Helps Rescue At-risk Evergreen Park Man—The plucky K-9 bloodhound led the ground search, while a helicopter attempted to locate the man using thermal imaging equipment.
Beverly-Mt. Greenwood—Beverly Arts Center Presents a Powerful Documentary: Girl Rising—Watch a film that shows how the power of one is all it takes to make a difference.
Frankfort—Cop Impersonators Pull Over Driver, Steal Wallet—The two fake cops were driving a white Chevy Tahoe with flashing lights in the grill when they pulled the man over.
Mokena—Oil Man Slapped Mokena Woman Outside Movie Theater: Lawsuit—A Mokena woman is suing the president of DeGroate Petroleum for allegedly slapping her outside the New Lenox movie theater and stomping on her eyeglasses.
New Lenox—New Lenox Man in Coma Punch Case Says ‘I’m Not a Monster’—The New Lenox man convicted of punching another man into a coma more than four years ago will find out next week if he's bound for prison.