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See Photos from Thursday's Memorial Walk for Jaclyn

Over 600 people came out to honor the memory of the 5-year-old Highland Park girl who was killed on Monday when she, her mother and two brothers were hit by a car on Central Avenue.

Over 600 people walked on Thursday from the Highwood Metra Station to the Central Avenue block in Highland Park where, on Labor Day, 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento .

Organized by Jasmen Colon and her friend Tatiana Alonso-Melchor, the  brought out Highwood and Highland Park politicians like mayors Charlie Pecaro and Nancy Rotering, as well as people from both communities and some that came from Waukegan, North Chicago and even Indiana.

Colon said she felt grateful that so many had taken the time to show their support.

"We can do strong things together," she said. "We're hoping [Jaclyn's family] can get through this and know everyone is here for them."

See photos from the walk above.

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Nancy S. Karp September 08, 2012 at 07:24 PM
I noticed that most of the balloons were white that were left at the scene of the accident, and that many people were walking were dressed in white. Is there a special significance to that?
SusyArt September 08, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Yes, white color means peace. I know that in the Latin countries, during funerals or to honor the passing of a person, white and black are the colors people use as a symbol of support for the family affected, as a symbol to be part of the suffering the affected family is going through and as respect to the sad occasion.
David Greenberg September 09, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Given the much discussed possibility of Ms Russo being drunk or intoxicated while behind the wheel of the vehicle that killed young Jaclyn, I think it's kind of ironic that Mayor Pecaro came out to march in support of young Jaclyn... Remember when Mayor Pecaro was arrested for DUI? http://triblocal.com/highland-park-highwood/2011/09/06/highwood-mayor-arrested-on-dui-charge/

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