You might save yourself $1,000 by going direct. This car has been listed on the Chicago Craigslist for most of the summer and was just re-listed today. Go here
. The same seller has a step-nose car in similar shape and (I think) a freshly painted '74 with a trashed interior also for sale.
I'm up in Kenosha, WI, a lot closer than you but still a bit of a drive away. Perhaps there is a Chicago BB'er that will step up. If not, PM me next week and I'll see what I can do.
I'm sure you know you'll be in for a full restoration no matter what, right? I don't know anything about this car's history but Chicago is not the place you usually find a "virtually rust-free" Alfa project car.