UpRising Bakery and Cafe
A crash that left an entire Rolling Meadows family dead, a contentious election focused on crime and abortion, and two shootings - one fatal - by McHenry County sheriff’s deputies all made headlines in McHenry County this past year.
Just days after a drag show in Woodstock was canceled, UpRising Bakery and Cafe announced it was pulling the plug on its upcoming event.
Performers in Illinois told Shaw Local News Network that they think the recent rise in hostility toward drag shows in the suburbs has been driven by a small coordinated contingent who misrepresent drag and the nature of their shows.
UpRising Bakery owner Corinna Sac has owned her bakery business since 2017, but the Crystal Lake native said her interest in human rights and community involvement has always been a priority.
It was standing room only Tuesday night at the Lake in the Hills Village Board meeting as more than 80 people came out to show either support or opposition for UpRising Bakery and Cafe.
A small group of protesters and counter-protesters made their way out to Lake in the Hills' UpRising Bakery on Saturday to either oppose or show support for the bakery's planned events
A 24-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday to charges alleging he smashed windows and spray painted homophobic slurs at UpRising Bakery in Lake in the Hills last month.
Sunday’s show attracted several dozen attendees, including only a handful of kids.
The village and UpRising have come to an agreement that will let the bakery continue to host events, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
Lawyers with the American Civil Liberties Union are calling Lake in the Hills’ actions toward UpRising Bakery and Cafe unconstitutional after the village told the business last week it could no longer host events.
Lake in the Hills is telling UpRising Bakery and Cafe they can't host events anymore as they violate zoning
The Lake in the Hills community has come out in support of the cafe following vandalism over the weekend.
An outpouring of support from many in the community has followed the vandalism that took place early Saturday morning at UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills.
Drag show planned for the Lake in the Hills bakery is called off.
Despite the attacks against UpRising Bakery in Lake in the Hills, the owner and performers said they will not back down, and the drag show will occur as planned on Saturday, July 23.