Or should it be, "He has never before been to Chicago."
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The second one is less usual, but also correct.
I must admit, to me, the final position seems like the normal version, while the central position suggests mild emphasis:
1. He has never before been to Chicago.
*He has before been to Chicago.
He has been to Chicago before.
Note that, in uncommon situations where you want a lot of emphasis, it's also possible to say the rather formal
"Never before has he been to Chicago."
Best wishes, Clive
Why bother with "before" if you already said he's "never been" there?
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