Illinois state senator Bill Brady plans to announce within the month that he's seeking his second Republican nomination for governor.
The Bloomington businessman and 20-year lawmaker said Tuesday he hopes to make it official by late June.
Brady hoped to have a solution to the state's pension crisis first. He says Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn should call lawmakers into a special session to deal with the $97 billion mess after they adjourned Friday without a plan.
Quinn beat Brady in 2010 by 32,000 votes out of 3.7 million cast.
Brady barely beat fellow GOP Sen. Kirk Dillard in the primary. Dillard says he'll announce his bid in coming weeks.
Republican state Treasurer Dan Rutherford announced his run on Sunday. Businessman Bruce Rauner says he'll make his plans known soon.
On the Democratic side, former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he'll decide in the next week whether he'll run for governor in 2014.
The Chicago Democrat called the latest legislative session "a debacle." He says Gov. Pat Quinn should have done more to resolve some of Illinois' major issues.
The Legislature adjourned Friday without fixing the state's nearly $100 billion pension crisis or passing legislation to expand gambling. A bill to allow gay marriage also failed.
Daley says Illinois is now "stumbling our way toward a very bad situation."
The son and brother of former Chicago mayors says he's talking to potential contributors and others about whether to challenge Quinn in the Democratic primary.
He says he's not worrying about whether Attorney General Lisa Madigan also plans a Democratic primary bid.
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