Members of the Rock Island High School Air Force Junior R.O.T.C. strike a distinct contrast to the rest of the student body as they march through the school's cafeteria while Rocky junior Richie Rowe sits in study hall filing his nails. Many of the cadets plan to serve in the armed forces after high school graduation.
Kathy Clark, of Rock Island, rubs the "Lucky Number 16" costume, worn by Illinois Lottery ambassador Jose Cintron, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at the HyVee grocery store in Milan. Lottery ambassadors gave away 970 free Mega Millions tickets Thursday. Approximately 80 to 100 people were lined up when the ticket giveaway started at 10 am. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Ice forms on the eyelashes of Aubreyanne Edwards, of Rock Island, as she braves minus 27 windchill while walking to The Fort Armstrong Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Rock Island. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Scenes of the panic buying related to COVID-19 at the Davenport Super Target Sunday March 15, 2020.
Lisa Snook, of Davenport, Iowa, receives some free bananas from a HyVee employee, while Bitey, her 8-week-old kitten, peeks over her shoulder Tuesday evening, in Davenport, Iowa.
An Illinois State Trooper is silhouetted against the emergency lights while walking up 1st Street, in Coal Valley, near the scene of a reported shooting Wednesday March 11, 2020.
Voters Guide Cover with model Chris Cashion ------ Tattoo artist Chelsea 'Chewy' Soto in her studio for cover of QC@Work edition. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Darron Austin, of Rock Island, and approximately 200 other volunteers line the length of the Master Sgt. Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River between Rock Island and Davenport with U.S. Flags in honor of Flag Day Thursday, June 14, 2018. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Vietnam veteran John Schmidt, of Davenport, poses for a portrait in his living room Wednesday. Schmidt, who was born in Detroit but raised in and around Reynolds, Illinois served as combat engineer from 1967 to 1971.
Kaysen Stokes, 4, Kenlie Stokes, 7 and Kylar Elliott, 7, pass the time by playing games on their devices during the Rock Island County Democrats' election night party, at the Holiday Inn Rock Island, Tuesday Nov. 5, 2018. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Moline fans lift Ethan Lapaczonek (24) on their shoulders after the Maroons defeated Rock Island, 55-43, in the Class 4A Pekin Sectional Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Dawdy Hawkins Gym. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Snookie, a 7-year-old Chihuahua mix, drops her ears as she listens to her owner Terry Allen talk about the Feb. 2 fatal trailer fire, at the Airview Trailer Park, in Milan, Illinois, which killed three of their neighbors: Delores R. Martin, 71, Brittany Danielle Mote, 31, and Thomas J. Conley, 9. (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)
Scenes of the panic buying related to COVID-19 in the paper products aisle at the Davenport Walmart Sat, March 14, 2020.
Running Elvis Scott Cullen, of Taylor Ridge, survives the port-a-potty along Kirkwood Blvd. during the Quad-City Times Bix 7 Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Davenport, Iowa. Upon exiting the port-a-potty Cullen quipped "Wow. I smells like something died in there." (Todd Mizener - Dispatch/Argus)