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Chicago is a good place to have a homebirth. Lots of choices. I really enjoyed working with Homefirst in regards to going to the births, working with the mommas, etc. but did resign eventually due to their, um, somewhat shady business practices, as alluded to by a previous poster (Can I get sued for libel for saying that?)
I have not lived there for several years, so do not know who is currently practicing, but when I was there there were many, many options. There were a couple CNM homebirth practices, a couple physician practices, and several DEMs as well. Maybe try checking with the Illinois Alliance of Midwives or the Midwives Alliance of North America for a listing of those in practice. You could also try the ACNM.
Good luck, and Happy Birthing!
Single mom by choice to Sophia, age 18, and Eleanor, age 12, and mother hen to too many nursing students to count!