Don't get me wrong - I love Chicago. But I've long said the place is "money intensive", and now they're proving me right again. The bureaucracy that is government is never designed to get smaller, which leads to the obvious conclusion that it must get BIGGER. So in this case they plan to take in out of the hide of tourists, in the form of an 11% sales tax. GRAB YOUR WALLET, AND READ THIS
So the next time you get that hotel bill and your eyes pop out of your head - thank the CHICAGO POLITICAL MACHINE!