Some graduates of a small high school in western Illinois will gather Thursday - not for a reunion but to hold a Black Lives Matter event in their hometown. They'll hold a rally and march in the village of Sherrard in Mercer County near the Quad Cities.
About 250 people gathered Friday evening to march from the Rock Island Police Department to the Davenport Police Department. The Quad Cities March for Solidarity was the first of its kind in the Quad Cities area to support to the Black Lives Matter movement. The march coincided with demonstrations across the country in the wake of two videos this week showing the shooting deaths of black men by police officers.