Well, first a bit of history.
There is a place called Al's in Warrenville Il -- just north of Naperville in the Western Subs. Al's has been there since the 50's and has the distinction of being the FIRST pizza place to open up in the suburbs anywhere outside of Chicago. Its an institution to be sure. Still there and very old-school. None of the chairs or tables match, you order your pie and sit down, take a soda from the fridge on the honor system. They bring the pie out to you and you pay on the honor system on the way out! The sausage is made to a special recipe by the same vendor that has been doing it for over 50 years! To make it just perfect, the sister of the owner (both daughters of the original founder from the 50's) owns a bar that occupies the other half of the building and is connected by a door. You go to the bar to bring your beer in with the pizza or take your pizza into the bar.
Parkview, on the other hand was started by a couple rogue employees from Al's who took the secret recipe and left to start their own shop in Naperville in the 60's. Actually, in my opinion, that was the better of the two, but they closed up shop in the early 80's. There are still a few of us "old schoolers" from ancient Naperville that remember it, but it truly was amazing pizza. Al's is still there today, and a very close second, but not 100% on target. They too had chairs that didn't match, tables that wobbled...... and the real treat as a kid -- they showed Laurel and Hardy movies constantly running in the dining area! Obviously dont have any pics of Parkview, but below are a few slices of Al's from a recent visit. Sorry, forgot to snap a picture of the whole pie!!! That browning of the cheese, the brown crispy crust, and the specially made sausage.... to die for!!