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.