Embattled bakery won't go belly-up, but may move

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A McHenry County bakery that announced it was closing in the wake of hateful attacks over a planned drag show last summer will remain open.

Uprising Bakery & Café owner Corinna Sac says a Go Fund Me allowed her to erase $30,000 in debt and past-due rent.

She originally said the business would close March 31, following what she has said was a smear campaign by some people in the community following the drag-show controversy.

She says the fundraising effort will allow her to keep a portion of the café running while she plans to move the business to a new location in McHenry County.

Uprising became the target of threats and vandalism after it announced plans to hold a brunch and drag show last July.

"I'm not going to leave my home just because some people don't like me here," Sac said.

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