It shall be unlawful to operate any vehicle on any street in the city when the gross weight on the surface of the road through any axle of such vehicles exceeds 16,000 pounds. Where lower limits are imposed by law and signs indicating such limitations are posted, it shall be unlawful to operate a vehicle in excess of such weight on such street, except for the purpose of making delivery or picking up a load, in which case such vehicle may be driven on such street for not more than the minimum distance necessary for the purpose.  In addition to other fees and fines contained in this section, the owner or driver of the vehicle who pleads guilty or is found guilty of violating this section, shall be fined $50 for any weight exceeding the posted limit up to the axel or gross weight limit allowed a vehicle as provided for in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-111 and $75 per every 500 pounds or fraction thereof for any weight exceeding that which is provide for in ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 15-111.
(1999 Code, § 75.15)  (Ord. 3848, passed 11-3-2014; Ord. 3936, passed 6-6-2016)  Penalty, see § 70.999
   Preferred truck routes, see Ch. 77, Schedule VI