UPDATE: Service has been restored to the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.
EARLIER UPDATE: Verizon Wireless Customer Support said on social media that “a connectivity issue is causing a service interruption in parts of Illinois. Our engineers are working to resolve this issue quickly. We appreciate your patience at this time.”
It’s also affecting dispatch operations for local police departments and sheriff’s offices.
EARLIER UPDATE: Verizon Wireless service is down across northern Illinois, including the Quad Cities, Rockford and Chicago.
An online outage map at showed there are other areas affected as well, including Wichita and St. Louis and areas of Iowa.
Reports on Twitter and outage sites included many complaints from the Quad Cities, as well as Sterling, Maquoketa, Milan, Clinton, Rock Falls, Dixon, Manlius and Princeton.