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Governor J.B. Pritzker visits UpRising Cafe in Lake in the Hills following hate crime, dispute with village

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker visited UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills Friday after the business was vandalized last month on the day it was set to host a controversial child-friendly drag show. Pritzker said he visited the business to “turn our anger into action and work together to find solutions.” “We must […]

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UpRising Bakery and Cafe, Village of Lake in the Hills reach agreement to allow business to host events again

UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills will be able to host their family-friendly drag show and other events after the village reversed its decision and is now allowing the business to resume hosting events. UpRising had sustained significant damage early in the morning on July 23. Officers found broken windows and hateful […]

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Lake in the Hills officials dispute UpRising owner’s claim of discrimination, say business was “never permitted” to hold events

After the owner of UpRising Bakery in Lake in the Hills claimed discrimination, the village says they ordered the business, which was recently targeted in a hate crime, to stop holding events because they were “never permitted” to hold them. Corinna Sac said she received a letter on Friday following a meeting with the Village […]

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‘Hate has no home here’: Lake in the Hills cafe reopens after man accused of vandalizing business, committing hate crime

UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills has reopened after a man was charged with vandalizing the business and committing a hate crime, forcing the owner to cancel a drag show on Saturday. “The clouds of This storm Are clearing this morning and we will reopen today with limited services and staff,” the […]

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Lake in the Hills cafe cancels child-friendly drag show after person damages business

Police say a suspect is in custody after UpRising Bakery and Cafe in Lake in the Hills was vandalized, forcing the owner to cancel their child-friendly drag show scheduled for Saturday evening. In a statement early Saturday morning, the business said on social media they canceled their events for the weekend and will be closed […]