The Cook County Board's Finance Committee approved a 1 percent hotel tax hike and a few other revenue proposals during its meeting on Friday.
In remarks after the committee meeting, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who proposed raising the county's hotel tax to 17.4 percent to help tackle the budget, did not shut the door on the possibility of additional tax hikes in the future.
"I'm not going to predict what we will do in subsequent years," Preckwinkle said, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Preckwinkle noted that she and Commissioner John Daley, who chairs the Finance Committee, met on Friday to talk about the county's financial situation.
"What we talked about is how difficult these next several years are going to be," Preckwinkle said.
The Finance Committee on Friday approved other revenue proposals, including a one cent or five cent tax on ammunition, depending on the ammunition, a 20 cent hike per milliliter of liquid for e-cigarettes and $20 in fee increases for court filings.