FILE – In this May 19, 2016, file photo, Illinois Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, speaks at a meeting in Springfield, Ill. Illinois Senate Republicans urged Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, to release the specific data the Democrat is using to impose restrictions on indoor dining and bar service in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Brady called for a public hearing at which Pritzker would lay out the numbers he says show that the autumn surge in COVID-19 is fueled by close contact among restaurant and bar patrons. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
State Senator Bill Brady is stepping away from his leadership role. Brady sent a memo to the Senate Republican Caucus yesterday saying it was time to elect a new leader. The Bloomington Republican says he is proud of the work the caucus has done, but that he would not be seeking another elected office inside the Senate. Brady wants a caucus to be held the week of November 17th to start the process of choosing a new leader.