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Illinois, home to the Chicago Bears Football Team, Chicago Blackhawks hockey team, Chicago Bulls basketball team, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Whitesox baseball teams, and the Chicago Fire soccer team, is a wonderful place for a sports fan to visit. For the history buff, Ottawa, Freeport, Jonesboro, Charleston, Galesburg, Quincy and Alton hosted the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates that stirred interest in the slavery issue. Peoria, site of a riverboat casino, is the oldest community in Illinois. Chicago, the windy city, is home to the world's first skyscraper built in 1885 and to the Sears Tower, the tallest building on the North American continent. The first Aquarium opened in Chicago in 1893 and the first Mormon Temple in Illinois was constructed in Nauvoo.