The Illinois state gas tax in went into effect on July 1 and no one is really happy, but one Byron gas station is hoping we can all see the silver lining.

Illinois Policy:

Illinoisans will pay more for gas, vehicle registration, cigarettes, and parking after a bipartisan vote for $45 billion in capital spending.

For the most part, I'm OK with increases on vehicle registration (once a year charge) cigarettes, and parking (I live in the Rockford area, I'm good) however, the gas thing kind of hurts.

As I was gassing up today, pondering how much annually I'm going to spend on gas I noticed a sign.

KELLEYS

MARKET GOOD

TAX INCREASE

BAD      SORRY

Despite paying over $10 more this month to fill my vehicle than in June I still chuckled and felt a little bit better about spending so much on gas.

Not sure everyone will find paying more at the pump as funny as I did, but what're you gonna do, move out of Illinois?

Sweet Lenny is the brand manager of 97ZOK, Q98.5, and Operations Manager for Townsquare Media Rockford. Catch him afternoons 3 to 7 on 97ZOK. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and like his page on Facebook.