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The old McCormick East hall enters the fast lane. Chicago has long been the Land of the Giants. The biggest events in the country have shuttled in and out of McCormick Place for decades. But now you don't have to run a behemoth to find a comfortable spot down by the shores of Lake Michigan: Completely revamped and reopened in late 1997 as The Lakeside Center, the original McCormick Place East building in Chicago has been reconfigured to serve the small to mid-sized meeting and exhibition

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