Brady voted in support of a measure in the Illinois Senate in November to back a tax incentive extension in Gibson City to aid an assisted-living development on land which his family had previously owned.
"To draw the conclusion that anyone in my family had benefited from this is an absolute stretch," Brady said. "When you have the power of the press you can say pretty much what you want."
Brady said because his family had already sold the land, those state-approved incentives did not benefit him or his family. The land was prevously owned by Brady's mother.
The developer said he only negotiated with Bill Brady on the sale. Brady said he was only acting as the real estate agent.
Brady said lawmakers are constantly dealing with potential conflicts of interest when they consider votes.
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