Bloozman, you might have seen my posting in the White Fence Farm forum that I wrote about a year and a half ago, but I'll repeat some of it here. I've left the Chicago area a few years ago, but remember well some of the good fried chicken places around Chicago. My experience with Harold's fried chicken, unfortunately, had not been as good as yours as I had always found their chicken to be dried out and not very flavorful. Maybe it was just the times and places that I got it from. The neighborhood that you got it in was probably the best for good fried chicken.
For what it's worth, the best fried chicken in the Chicagoland area IMHO is Tiebel"s in northwest Indiana (Schererville, at intersection of Rts. 30 and 41). Check out at http://www.teibels.com/dinner.htm
You can get it as a meal or family style, which is always all you can eat. A very nice Sunday afternoon drive and meal. I often got it in combination with their delicious Yellow Lake Perch, which I rate the highest in the area also. Makes my mouth water to think about it.
A few miles south of Tiebel's is Dick's restaurant which is well known for a different style chicken, i.e. pressure fried chicken. It is a very popular place, but my leanings are still for Tiebel's. Dell Rhea's Chicken Restaurant is off the Stevenson Expressway at Rt. 83 (on Frontage Rd.) in Willowbrook and has excellent regular fried chicken. It's chicken has got to be in the top five in the Chicago area. It is rather plain, but sometimes I like it that way. And I've never found the chicken at White Fence Farm to be anything spectacular and I've tried them many times. But admittedly, they have their following.
Up north in Long Grove, the Village Tavern (http://www.restaurant.com/thevillagetavernoflonggrove/index.asp?rid=303753&pg=1&mma=6&rn=&zp=&ct=&st=&stp=0&pc=0&sc=0&nb=87&ps=&pct=0&flt=T&qt=1&srt=0&srvt=0&bsp=&rfi=0&asp=SearchResultsMMA.asp) has excellent chicken and it is all you can eat on Monday and Wednesday evenings (at least last I knew). They were always packed on those nights. And last place that I remember was the Lantern Tavern (http://www.lakeforestlantern.com/) and Restaurant in downtown Lake Forest. It is a small place, but also very popular and their fried chicken -- I think it's broasted -- is excellent.
Please let me know of any places that you or others have found to have good fried chicken.