Cook County commissioners on the board's Finance Committee are slated to consider a proposed hotel tax hike and a tax on ammunition during a Friday afternoon meeting.
Other new revenue plans proposed for the 2016 budget, including a tax on e-cigarette liquid and a $10 fee increase for court filings, are also expected to be debated at the committee meeting.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is looking to hike the hotel tax by 1 percent to 17.4 percent after she dropped a previous proposal to impose the county's 3 percent amusement tax on cable TV, bowling and golf due to lack of support from commissioners.
The hotel tax, which would take effect in May if approved, would generate $15.4 million in 2016 and $31 million annually thereafter, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Another proposal on the committee's agenda is a measure to tax ammunition in the county by one cent or five cents per bullet, depending on the ammunition. The proposal, introduced by Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, would generate some $320,000 annually, with the revenue used for public safety and health efforts in the county.