(WEEK) -- Illinois Senator Bill Brady is announcing his resignation -- making it official at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, New Year's Eve.
Making the announcement on social media, he says he's proud of his career in the state legislature -- especially his role leading the senate republican caucus.
He thanks the people of Illinois and looks forward to "future avenues" to serve the state.
Brady did not say why he was resigning.
According to the Facebook page for the Mclean County Republican Party -- County Chair Connie Beard along with the four other chairpersons that comprise Brady's district will work together to select a qualified individual to complete Brady's term.