The 18th annual Congressional Prayer Breakfast is coming up May 2 .  Hosted by local Congressmen John Shimkus, Mike Bost and Rodney Davis, the event is geared toward local business people and politicians from all parties in a sign of unity for the Metro East. 

Event coordinator Gary Tedrick says the idea of the gathering is to be bipartisan and uplifting:

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This year, the featured speaker is Mark Whitacre, the man responsible for blowing the whistle on price fixing at ADM in the early 1990’s.  St. Louis TV and Radio veteran Steve Jankowski will again serve as the emcee for the event.  Tickets are $20 per person, or a table of 8 runs $160, and can be purchased by calling 463-6850 by April 24.  The breakfast will take place at 7am at the Gateway Center in Collinsville.


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