Patty Mac , Dec 19, 2001; 11:09 p.m.
I myself have been looking for B/W classes/facilities around Chicago, but have yet to actually try any. I came across Triangle Camera, on the North Side - they appear to have a public darkroom facility & also have modest starter classes if needed. Probably a quick EL ride from Evanston, it looks like they're just north of Belmont on Broadway. I'm not sure if the rates are reasonable, but it appears it may be a good option. I have the web site listed below - let me know what you discover.