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After vandalism, UpRising Bakery re-opens to long lines, open hearts

Jacqui Murk, right, of Crystal Lake, and her daughter, Izzie, write notes of support on the boarded up window at Uprising Bakery & Cafe in Lake in the Hills, on Monday, July 26, 2022, after the store reopened Sunday after its front windows were smashed and epithets written on the walls, to long lines and enthusiastic community support. The cafe, which was planning to host an all-ages drag show Saturday night, had experienced backlash over the previous few weeks.
Notes written on the boarded up window at Uprising Bakery & Cafe in Lake in the Hills, on Monday, July 26, 2022, after the store reopened Sunday after its front windows were smashed and epithets written on the walls, to long lines and enthusiastic community support. The cafe, which was planning to host an all-ages drag show Saturday night, had experienced backlash over the previous few weeks.
Rainbow heart cookies for sale at Uprising Bakery and Cafe, 2104 Algonquin Road, in Lake in the Hills, on Thursday, July 14, 2022, UpRising, after announcing a drag show for Saturday, July 23, has faced an incredible amount of harassment and opposition.