O Gauge Report's headquarters are located outside of Chicago and our "home" Train Show is the Great Midwest Train Show - which is billed as the "oldest and largest". It takes place in Wheaton, Illinois at the DuPage County Fairgrounds and is in multiple buildings. They claiming to have 500+ tables of gear, but in my experience, this place is SOOOO crowded - at least at the one right before Christmas - and there aren't a lot of great deals.
We don't mean to quibble, but this (below) is the email that the Great Midwest Train Show team sent out. While we applaud them for sending out the email, but featuring a photo of a Thomas the Train set? Who's that appealing to? Kids? They don't read these emails!