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It's that time of year: Skokie's Backlot Bash is nearly here

It's that time of year: Skokie's Backlot Bash is nearly here

Does the annual Backlot Bash in downtown Skokie mark the last summer hurrah or the beginning of a new school year? It's uncertain whether you'll find widespread agreement on that question, but whatever the Backlot Bash does or doesn't represent, it seems to be a whole lot of fun. For that, there is village-wide consensus. There is also no good way to confine to one conclusion exactly just what draws so many people to the popular three-day event. Is it the extensive carnival rides and games, the lineup of eclectic and top-line local entertainment, the vast array of food, maybe the ideal setting in the heart of downtown Skokie? Most likely, it's all of the above. ...

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