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This state-border town enjoys the natural beauty of the driftless area with close proximity to the recreational Pecatonica River.

Population: 338 (2010 Census)


School: Lena-Win School District

View: ESRI Summary Report



Water: Village of Winslow

Sewer: Village of Winslow

Electric: ComEd

Gas: Nicor

Sanitation/Recycling: Gills Freeport Disposal



Come visit Winslow, which is located on State Route 73 north of Lena.
Winslow is home to Paradise Cove, an artesian water source, found in 1927 when the village dug a new well. Now the excess water flows out of the supply building through pipes into a nearby creek. A man-made waterfall is an often visited site within Paradise Cove. The city uses this as their water source, and the public is welcome to come fill as many containers as they want from the spigot next to the pump house.



  • Cedarville is the birthplace of social activist Jane Addams, the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize winner



  • Winslow Township Park
  • Paradise Cove



  • Cory’s Pub & Grub
  • Community Bank
  • Bowen Oil Co.
  • Bobber’s Tap
  • Mitek Corporation

Key Industries

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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