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UpRising Bakery owner says she’s not deterred, despite threats and vandalism over drag brunch

‘We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing,’ she says

Corinna Sac, the owner of UpRising Bakery and Cafe, 2104 W. Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. After opening a bakery in 2021, Sac began hosting events to try and supplement her business' income. One of those events – a drag brunch – led to threats and vandalism but also an outpouring of support.
Corinna Sac, the owner of UpRising Bakery and Cafe, chops an onion Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, while working in the kitchen of the bakery and cafe at 2104 W. Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills. After opening a bakery in 2021, Sac began hosting events to try and supplement her business' income. One of those events – a drag brunch – led to threats and vandalism but also an outpouring of support.
The UpRising Bakery and Cafe, 2104 W. Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Owner Corinna Sac, after opening a bakery in 2021, began hosting events to try and supplement her business' income. One of those events – a drag brunch – led to threats and vandalism but also an outpouring of support.
Corinna Sac, the owner of UpRising Bakery and Cafe, 2104 W. Algonquin Road in Lake in the Hills, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. After opening a bakery in 2021, Sac began hosting events to try and supplement her business' income. One of those events – a drag brunch – led to threats and vandalism but also an outpouring of support.
Corinna Sac, owner of UpRising Bakery in Lake in the Hills, listens to comments about her bakery at a Lake in the Hills' Village Board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. More than 80 people attended the meeting.