Interestingly, I learned how to drive a car and how to operate a manual transmission (because all of my parents’ cars were stick shift vehicles) in the Lake County area of Illinois. Unfortunately for the OP, that was over 30 years ago, and I moved away long ago, so I can’t help him now.
To be honest, though, good luck finding anyone who will let you learn how to drive a manual transmission using their vehicle. Stick shift newbies are notoriously hard on clutches and transmissions.
Case in point: when I was in high school, our mechanic said that my old Volkswagen Rabbit was going to need a new clutch within the next six months to a year, as it was starting to slip. Shortly thereafter, my stepfather’s sister came to visit for a week, and she was given my car to use. Though she said she could drive a stick shift, I was dubious. :dubious: The day after she left, the car had to go into the shop to have the clutch replaced. :rolleyes:
For the same reason, it’s also unusual to find manual transmission rental cars (at least here in the U.S.).
The OP’s best bet is to find a driving school that will teach you how to drive a stick shift. The driving school that taught my son how to drive here in Connecticut offers this as an option.