Just saw this site in today's Crain's Chicago Business and thought I'd post it for anyone who is interested. It's a national site for salvage, not just for the Chicago market. They do exchanges and you can post if you are looking for something - and it's free.
Crain's also had some interesting coverage of the teardowns in Chicago and ranked neighborhoods by the number of demolition and new construction permits. Our area came in 37th with 15 new permits issued in 2004. Just to get a comparison, Lakeview, home of the Chicago Cub's historic Wrigley Field, came in #2 with 199 permits.
Maybe some of you remember that teardown next door to us. Well, they have had some problems. The original contractor was fired for a number of reasons. We talk to the developer, who inherited the property from his mother, and he said the porches were not built to code. As you may know, we don't mess around with porches in Chicago anymore. We also heard that the trimwork was installed shoddily and all has to be redone. He has a new builder working on the project now, who seems a lot better.
The building is still not done. I've been waiting for the landscaping to go in to post photos of before and after. Maybe by the fall they'll have the landscaping in.