An annual event since the early 1960’s is being called off because of the lack of a state budget.
The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast started in 1963 and survived wars, recessions and impeached governors but this year it’s struggling to get a toehold. The event is not state funded but generally attracts the Governor and other elected officials each year.
But the volunteer’s that run the event say Bruce Rauner and others have bigger issues and that’s made it difficult to find speakers.
The event is generally in the spring but the group is looking at this as a postponement and hoping to find a spot to bring it back next year.