Geography of Illinois

Can you answer these random questions about the geography of Illinois?
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What is the state capital of Illinois?
Springfield
What river makes the entire western border of Illinois?
Mississippi River
What metropolitan area extends into Illinois across that river?
St. Louis
What is Chicago's most famous nickname?
The Windy City
Which of the Great Lakes does Illinois border?
Lake Michigan
In what city did "Wayne's World" happened?
Aurora
What decaying manufacturing "belt" is Illinois part of?
Rust Belt
In what stadium do the Cubs play?
Wrigley Field
What historic highway starts in Chicago and ends in Santa Monica, California?
Route 66
What is the tallest building in Chicago?
Willis Tower
What nickname is given to the sculpture "Cloud Gate"?
The Bean
What is the main airport of Chicago?
O'Hare
After what African capital is the southernmost city in Illinois named?
Cairo
What river makes Illinois's border with Kentucky?
Ohio River
What is the most common nickname of Illinois?
Land of Lincoln
What aquarium in Chicago was once the largest in the world?
Shedd Aquarium
What famous university is located in Evanston?
Northwestern
On what river are the cities Peoria, Havana, and Peru located?
Illinois River
Chicago's trains are known as "The El". What is "El" short for?
Elevated
What "Presidential" park was the site of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893?
Jackson Park
What is the highest natural point in the state?
Charles Mound
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