Hey LabRat, glad to hear that you went back to Pequod's -- I've never experienced anything like you describe with your first experience -- that's too bad, but really glad you enjoyed your subsequent visits. Although it'd be tough to pick, I'd probably vote it my favorite pizza in the city.
As for trying to provide more details as to what I'm looking for, I guess all I can say is in the style of a Dominos or Little Caesars, but not a chain. In every city I've lived before moving to Chi-town, but most pervasively in the Detroit area, there are, what I would consider "standard american style" delivery pizza joints, but I guess what I consider "standard" might be more elusive/regional than I thought. Perhaps it is no coincidence that Little Caesars and Dominos both have their origins in Detroit, where that style of pizza is pervasive.
I do need to try Home Run Inn to see how that compares, but I've had their frozen and it just isn't what I have in mind at all. Nor is Connie's "medium" crust -- which is way too dense. Among the defining characteristics of the style I seek are larger air bubbles throughout the dough/crumb making it relatively soft and chewy, also it will be sliced like a pie, not in squares. Again, think something like Dominos or Little Caesars as far as style goes.
Thanks for the input!